Search

Nikki S. Lee is among the artists showing their films at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

I'm in Miami, beach

Nikki S. Lee is among the artists showing their films at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Korean artist Nikki S. Lee will show Yours as part of the Short Film programme in Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Meet Nikki S. Lee. Born as Lee Seung-Hee in Korea, she moved to New York City and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University — as well as interned with David LaChapelle.

Her background and resume sound like a well-oiled machine — the artist's works have been included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. An artist that continuously themes her work around identity within a society, her 'Projects' series saw her embodying people of different ethnicities, social standings and occupations. She was a Hispanic for day, and an exotic dancer for the next.

This year, her short, Yours, was selected by curator David Gryn for the theme, 'Sea of Silence'. A series of screenings reflecting on the poetic silence of absence through a louder and more visceral language, it's part of Art Basel's free outdoor programme to be held in Soundscape Park, a three-minute walk from the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

If you're planning to head down to Miami this December, Yours is a must-see.

Yours will be screened on 3 December at 10pm at Art Basel Miami Beach. For more details, click here.

Adibah Isa

  • Image: Courtesy of One and J. Gallery

Leave a comment

Download more