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Lee Kit 李杰

Chinese, b. 1978

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Lee Kit 李杰

Chinese, b. 1978

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In his installations, video and audio recordings, and mixed-media works, Lee Kit focuses with quiet intensity on the condition of being human. In his words: “I am interested in human experience and emotions, be it private, public, personal or collective.” By highlighting the mundane daily activities of his own life, in works that allude, for example, to his hygiene and studio habits, he demonstrates how we are all reflected in our homes and in basic acts of living. Kit’s poetic approach resonates with audiences worldwide: he represented Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale with his installation, You (you) (2013), a homelike space that served as a self-portrait. He is best known for the hand-painted cloths he has been producing for more than a decade, presented as utilitarian objects bearing traces of their use and, simultaneously, as fine art.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 2 more
Biography

In his installations, video and audio recordings, and mixed-media works, Lee Kit focuses with quiet intensity on the condition of being human. In his words: “I am interested in human experience and emotions, be it private, public, personal or collective.” By highlighting the mundane daily activities of his own life, in works that allude, for example, to his hygiene and studio habits, he demonstrates how we are all reflected in our homes and in basic acts of living. Kit’s poetic approach resonates with audiences worldwide: he represented Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale with his installation, You (you) (2013), a homelike space that served as a self-portrait. He is best known for the hand-painted cloths he has been producing for more than a decade, presented as utilitarian objects bearing traces of their use and, simultaneously, as fine art.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Lee Kit 李杰
Domestic Blues in Lee Kit’s Latest Work
Apr 23rd, 2014
Domestic Blues in Lee Kit’s Latest Work
Touring Lee Kit’s Home Away from Home at the Venice Biennale
May 30th, 2013
Touring Lee Kit’s Home Away from Home at the Venice Biennale
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