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Sharon Lee (b.1992 in Hong Kong; lives in Hong Kong) is a visual artist focusing on photography art while embracing a multi-disciplinary approach. She combines craftsmanship and conceptualism in her photography practice. Her works highlight the relational dynamics of photography, in which the photographic process is deformed and transformed into an agent of trust and communication engaging communities and viewers. Through experiments with alternative photographic processes, Lee creates analogue-digital hybrids as well as transmutations involving various sculptural techniques and materials.

 

The concept of cultural dis-appearance is borrowed as an artistic framework in Lee's practice. “Disappearance” is regarded as a proactive visual strategy in re-presentations of resisting the post-photography culture. From reiteration to reconfiguration, she adopts “re-” as a conceptual and visual strategy in negotiating with the original, the mass, the tangible and intangible authorities. Working with image, object, and text in relation to histories, memories, and sites, Lee (re-)approaches different micro-perspectives in countering the grand historical narratives. Her works concern the absence, lack and loss in the exploration of identity and of the collective self.

 

Lee received an MFA and a BA in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including Winner of WMA Masters Award, HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship & Reaching Out Award, Hong Kong Art Development Council Cultural Exchange Arts Development Fund, Peter Curzon Oram Charitable Trust Scholarship, Lumenvisum New Light Award. She has participated in overseas art residencies and exchange in Taiwan, Austria, Germany and US. She had group exhibitions and art projects collaborated with local and international art institutions, such as Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Peer to Peer: UK/HK, University of Salford Art Collection, Open Eye Gallery, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, The Listening Biennial, Errant Sound, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, The Art Academy Bergen, Tai Kwun Contemporary.

李卓媛,1992年出生,工作及生活於香港。畢業於香港中文大學,獲藝術碩士及藝術學士學位。她曾到台灣、奧地利、德國及美國參與藝術交流和駐留計劃。她贏得WMA大師攝影獎,並獲香港中文大學、香港藝術發展局、香港特區政府等頒發藝術獎學金。她曾與多個本地與國際藝術機構合作舉辦聯展,包括:光影作坊、藝術推廣辦事處、香港國際攝影節、華人藝術中心、Peer to Peer: UK/HK及大館當代美術館。

 

李氏以 RE(複/復/覆)作為攝影藝術中的觀念與手法,於「後影像」時代反思氾濫的影像。作品以影像、物件、文字探討歷史、記憶、地方之間的消逝與依存,以微觀角度與再現的手法抗衡大歷史的宏觀表現。她以重構攝影的方式建立溝通的媒介與場域,疏理關係,探討自我、集體意識與身份。作品呈現出菲林與數碼影像之間的混合體,探索物料與影像之間的互換性。