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.