Born in 1978 in Hong Kong.

A graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lee is now one of the city’s most recognised and respected artists and will be representing Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Central to Lee’s artistic production are the everyday and the ordinary. What matters more to Lee is the attitude towards life and the freedoms that his artworks represent. As a counterpoint to Hong Kong’s consumerist and goal-oriented society, Lee’s conceptual practice celebrates the banal qualities of life, which in turn acts as a sanctuary. It is through his cloth paintings and installations that Lee makes sense of the contradictions shaping his surroundings. « Without Hong Kong, I won’t do this kind of work. » – Lee Kit

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