Born in seoul korea, bo lee moved to philadelphia at the age of 6. / attended pratt institute of art in brooklyn, ny. /worked in commercial post-production. Bo makes video art which have been showcased at Scope in Basel, Switzerland, as well as receiving a retrospective at PopMinuto in Prato, Italy among being shown at galleries and spaces in Helsinki, Bucharest, Seoul, New York, Poland, Germany and the U.K.
Bo Lee creates films, videos and mixed media work that centers around the cyclical nature of our reality and the struggles within our social and individual consciousness. Often implementing rapid cuts and visual exhausting use of single frames, his work replicates the perceived sub-conscious and the bombardment of thoughts, ideas and emotions. His videos are often composited together from an array of sources; found footage, graphic treatments, images and personally shot video which reflects the multitude of inspirations his work and techniques derive from. The artist’s work, oftentimes layered with multiple meanings, digs at the perception of taking things at face value and aggressively addresses the discontent of these social malfunctions.
CV: Education: 2003_BFA Pratt Institute of Art
Solo Exhibitions 2017_When We Were Young_Object_Seoul, South Korea 2015_Idol Worship_Yonaluky Gallery, Heyri Art Village, South Korea 2015_Hopeless Romantic_ONETWO, Heyri Art Village, South Korea
Selected Group Exhibitions / Installations 2017_Just Kids_Goldmine Unlimited, Hamilton, NJ USA 2015_Present_Goldmine Studios, Heyri Art Village, South Korea 2015_Sulfur Cinema_Turpentine Gallery, Oakland, CA USA 2012_Madatac_Official International Section_Centrocentro Cibeles of Culture, Madrid, Spain 2011_Da Gallery Bubbling Giggling, NY, NY 2010_Light at the End of the Tunnel, Scope Basel, Switzerland 2009_Prism, Sheffield UK 2007_KinoFest Bucharest, Romania 2006_Place of Art "OFFicyna" Szczecin, Poland 2006_European Film Festival "for the first five" Neubrandenburg, Germany 2006_PI five video/short films review Szczecin, Poland 2006_Videominuto poptv (retrospective) Prato, Italy 2006_Ephemeral Drift_hun gallery New York, NY 2006_Korean Overseas Art Festival Seoul, South Korea 2006_Scope Hamptons New York, NY 2006_Emerging korean video_maxim New York, NY 2006_Moving Image_cave gallery Brooklyn, NY 2005 All Architecture Must Die_sputnik Brooklyn, NY 2005_International Connection_00130gallery Helsinki, Finland
Video Commissions: 2011_Dalsma Conference, Seoul, S. Korea 2010_Pepsi/Mt. Dew, NY, NY 2008_Covenant House, NY, NY