Lee Wen



Lee Wen (b. 1957, Singapore–) is a multidisciplinary artist and one of Singapore’s most internationally recognised contemporary artists.1 A local pioneer of performance art, Lee promoted the art form during a time when it was difficult to do so.2 Best known for his Yellow Man series, Lee’s work has been shown in more than 30 international arts festivals and biennales in countries such France, Germany, Japan and China.3 For his contributions to the local art scene, Lee was conferred the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts in 2005.4

Early life and career5
The youngest of five children, Lee Wen was born to Lee Xue Min, a respected writer in the local Chinese literary scene. Lee was four when he lost his father to high blood pressure. After his father’s demise, Lee’s family had to move out of their terrace house to a one-room flat. To make ends meet, his illiterate housewife mother Lee Mee Lan worked as a school janitor and then later as a drinks seller at a school canteen to raise her children.

Although life was hard, Lee remembers an early childhood spent making up stories from his doodles to entertain himself. He was a student at the now defunct Kim Keat Primary School and later Raffles Institution. After completing his ‘A’ level examinations, Lee worked in various jobs, including as a logistics officer, a computer operator and a bank officer.

Throughout this time, Lee never lost his love for art. In 1981, local publisher Select Books agreed to publish A Waking Dream, which was a compilation of his drawings and poetic captions. Lee’s early works showed his leanings toward the use of dreams, metaphors and myths to create narratives regarding perceptions of life and reality.6

Lee never dreamed he could turn his love for art into a profession. At the age of 30, however, he mustered enough courage to leave his banking career to enroll at the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts. Lee didn’t think of himself as a bad worker, but he was unhappy with what he was doing. “I wanted to live my life passionate about work and I realised, yeah, all along I wanted to do art,” explained Lee of his decision to switch careers.

Artistic development7
Lee met prominent contemporary artist Tang Da Wu while studying at Lasalle. After graduating from the college in 1990, Lee moved into The Artists Village (TAV), an artist colony located at Lorong Gambas, Ulu Sembawang, which was founded by Tang in 1988.

The colony had been set up to promote and encourage experimental and alternative arts in Singapore. The open space allowed artists to mature at their own pace, providing them with a conducive environment to experiment, experience and exchange ideas.8

TAV was the beginning of Lee’s metamorphosis from a painter into a performance artist. Lee observed and learned from other artists making different types of works and collaborated on their creative projects. In the process, Lee was introduced to the world of installation and performance art.9

In 1990, Lee took part in a sculpture symposium in Dorset, United Kingdom, and stayed on in London to pursue a diploma in art and design at the City of London Polytechnic.

Yellow Man and other works10
During Lee’s two-year stint in London, he was often mistaken as a Chinese from Mainland China. He was expected, for instance, to be well versed in the Mandarin language and to be knowledgeable about Chinese culture. Living in a predominantly white society, Lee was confronted with racism and stereotyping of his ethnicity as a Singaporean Chinese. These challenges became the impetus for the creation of Lee’s seminal work, Journey of a Yellow Man, where he doused his body in yellow pigment to express his ethnic identity as an Asian.11 Lee’s performance drew public attention and got him connected with the performance art network. Soon, he began to get invitations to showcase his work.

Lee’s works commonly employ metaphors, blogs, poetry and song to explore everyday realities.12 His writings, works and performances have become an important reference, not only for Singaporean and Asian artists, but also for performance art scholars and researchers worldwide.13

Contributions14
Lee has been a tireless promoter of performance arts in Singapore. Then Singapore Art Museum director Tan Boon Hui spoke of Lee’s “commitment and courage” to pursue performance art a time when it was difficult to do so.15

In 1994, TAV was hard hit by a ban imposed on a controversial performance by one of its members.16 The ban on public funding, which lasted from 1994 to 2004, made Lee Wen and his colleagues grow in their resolve and determination to bring contemporary art to a larger audience.

In 2003, Lee spearheaded Future of Imagination, an annual gathering of international artists in Singapore aimed at redefining and rekindling interest and visibility of time-based art.17

Lee Wen has been an active member of TAV as well as the Black Market International Performance Collective. He also helped co-organise R.I.T.E.S. – Rooted in the Ephemeral Speak (2009), a platform to support and develop performance art practices, discourse, infrastructure and audiences in Singapore.

According to Lee, there is a tendency for contemporary artists to lean towards individualism, something which he is against. As such, Lee often avoids solo shows but instead invites collaborations with other artists. His generosity has led to a whole slew of live performances featuring other artists.

Lee’s open-minded attitude has also endeared him especially to the younger generation of artists. Jason Lee, an emerging artist said, “I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s like a good teacher to me, whether it’s a about art or simply about life in general – not to mention his jokes. He’s hip.”

Family18
Wife: Satoko Sukenari.
Son: Lee Mastoshi.

Arts education19

1990: Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
1992: City of London Polytechnic, UK.
2006: MA Fine Arts, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.

Affiliations20
- Artistic Director, Future Of Imagination, International Performance Art Event, - Singapore.
- Black Market International, International Performance Art ‘group’.
- Co-artistic director, R.I.T.E.S. – Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak, Performance Art Development & Research Agency, Singapore.
- Guest Curator: UP-ON First International Live Art Festival, 2008 Cheng Du China.
- Honorary member of The Artists Village, Singapore.

Accomplishments and awards21
Solo exhibitions
1993: Journey of a Yellow Man No.3: Desire, The Substation, Singapore.
1995: Neo-Baba, VA-nishiogi Gallery, Tokyo, Singapore.
1997: Hand-Made Tales, The Black Box, TheatreWorks, Singapore.
2002: Everybody Should Be Happy, Utterly Art, Singapore.
2003: Strange Fruit, The Substation, Singapore.
2004: Unframed-7, P-10, Singapore.
2007: Freedom to Daydream, Mothers of Imagination, Your Mother Gallery, Singapore.
2008: Anthropometry Revision, Soo Bin Art Int’l, Singapore.

Selected exhibitions
1993: 5th Fukui International Video Biennale, Tawara, Fukui City, Japan.
1993: Sense Yellow, Concrete House, Nontburi, Thailand.
1993: International Sculpture Symposium, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.
1993: TIME Show, The Artists Village, Ulu Sembawang, Singapore.
1993: HAPPENINGS II, QU*ART Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
1993: C.A.R.E.: Concerned Artists for the Environment, The Artists Village, Singapore Art Festival, Singapore.
1993: HAPPENINGS, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
1993: The Drawing Show, The Artists Village, Ulu Sembawang, Singapore.
1994: 4th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka and Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1995: 2nd Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo & Nagano, Japan.
1995: Castle of Imagination, 3rd International Artists Meeting, Bytow, Poland.
1995: International Nature Art Symposium, Yatoo, Kong Ju, South Korea.
1995: Kwang Ju Biennale, Kwang Ju, Korea.
1995: MA: East West Study Project, Dusseldorf & Darmstadt, Germany.
1995: Chiang Mai Social Installation, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
1996: Recontre International d’art Performance Et Multi-media 1996, Quebec, Canada.
1996: Between the Visible and Invisible, Lahore International Arts Workshop, Pakistan.
1997: Simposio International De Escultura Mexico-Japon, Tuxtla Guttierez, Chiapas, Mexico.
1997: Sexta Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba.
1997: 2nd Asian Performance Art Series, Nagano, Tokyo, Japan.
1997: SeptFest Art Conference-Multi-culturalism, The Substation, Singapore.
1997: Performance Art Conference5, Bangkok, Suan Pakkad Palace, Bangkok, Thailand.
1998: Construction in Process VI – The Bridge, The Artists Museum, Melbourne, Australia.
1998: Sub-Fiction, Werkleitz Biennale 1998, Tornitz & Werkleitz, Germany.
1998: 3rd Asian Performance Art Series, Tokyo, Japan.
1998: Asiatopia, Bangkok, Thailand.
1998: ZUG. Flexible: X, Performance Art Operation Work, Dresden, Germany.
1999: Rånd, Festival der Regionen, Zuckerfabrik Enns, Austria.
1999: The Third Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
1999: Nokia Singapore Art 1999, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
1999: Post-Ulu, The Artists Village Exhibition, The Substation, Singapore.
2000: FEAST! Food In Art! Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2000: Critical Response, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2000: Expo 2000, Performance with Black Market International, Hanover, Germany.
2000: TransEuropa – Theatre Festival 2000, Hildesheim, Germany.
2000: Artists Investigating Monument – AIM projects, Raffles Landing Site, Singapore.
2001: EXIT International Festival for Unusual Live Performances, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
2001: 2nd Open Art Festival, Pengshan, Leshan and Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
2001: Theertha International Artists Workshop 2001, Lunaganga, Sri Lanka.
2003: Aciones en Ruta, Mexico City and Encuentro Intl de Performance Yucatan, Merrida, Mexico.
2003: Future of Imagination, The Substation, Singapore.
2003: 4th Asiatopia, Bangkok Thailand.
2003: Alter-Native Dialogues, Video/ Performance collaboration with James Luna, Tokyo, Japan.
2003: Recontre Int’l d’art performance de Quebec 2002, Lelieu, Quebec, Canada.
2004: 130 Bank Gallery, 10th Anniversary Commemoration Exhibition, Kitakyushu, Japan.
2004: National Review of Live Art 2004, Glasgow, Scotland.
2004: Perform: State: Interrogate: Performance Studies International Conference (PSi#10), The Substation, Singapore.
2004: 2nd DaDao Live Art Festival, Beijing, China.
2004: Giving Water An Image, Hanoi University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2004: Sea Art Festival, Busan Biennale 2004, Pusan, South Korea.
2004: Voice of Site, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.
2004: Sustainable, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.
2004: Future of Imagination 2, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2006: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2006, Singapore.
2006: Satu Kali, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2006: The Future of Imagination 3, The Substation, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2006: TROUBLE #2, halles de schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
2006: acción!06MAD – III Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Acción. Madrid, Spain.
2006: Ctrl+Alt+Del, Singapore Management University Arts Fest 2006, Singapore.
2006: 4th DaDao Live Art Festival, Beijing, China.
2006: S+S, 1, ALL_2, Shenyang, China.
2006: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada.
2006: DEFORMES, Primera Bienal de Performance, Santiago, Chile.
2006: Birds Migration: Indonesia International Performance Art Event [IIPAE] 2006, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2006: Episode5: 12-Hour Performance, Sound and Video Festival, Singapore.
2006: Performance Site, Myanmar 05, Borders:withIN withOUT, NICA, Yangon, Myanmar.
2006: National Review of Live Art 2005, Glasgow, Scotland.
2006: Crossing Time International, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon, England.
2006: 3 Encuentro Internacional de Performance, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain.
2006: National Review of Live Art – MIDLAND 05, Perth, Australia.
2006: Stopover, Japan Singapore Performance Art Meeting, Front Room Gallery, Singapore.
2006: Situations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
2006: REACH OUTLYING 2005 Tipalive Taiwan International Performance Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan.
2006: UGNAYAN‘05, 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival (PIPAF), Manila, The Philippines.
2006: Spaces and Shadows: Politics of Fun, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany.
2006: Self-portrait Performativ, langaut, Golberode, Dresden, Germany.
2006: BLURRR 5 Biennial of Performance Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2006: Bone 8, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, Switzerland.
2007: National Review of Live Art 2007, Glasgow, Scotland.
2007: Perfurbance #3, Spiritual Renewal, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2007: Là-bas->, Hyper Center in Helsinki, Finland.
2007: IX Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuki Akcji “Interakcje 2007” Piotrkow Trybunalski; Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
2007: Made In China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Humlebæk, Denmark.
2007: Future of Imagination 4, 72-13, TheatreWorks, Singapore.
2007: Maju Jaya – CHAOS Dab!, Jogjakarta National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
2007: Vital 07: Essence of Performance, Chinese Art Center, Manchester, England.
2007: Long’Action 07 – Rencontres Franco-Chinoises d’art Performance, Sète France.
2008: Small East Co-prosperity Restaurant 08, Tokyo, Japan.
2008: Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.
2008: Kết Nối: Vietnam-Singapore Performance Art Dialogue, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2008: Performatica’08, Four Artists From Singapore, 26cc, Rome and La Casa Verde, Foligno, Italy.
2008: Blow!5 – Performance Art Meeting between Singapore and Germany, Hildesheim & Ilsede, Germany.
2008: The Artists Village: 20 Years On, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2008: Infr’Action – Festival International d’Art Performance, Sète, France.
2008: UP-ON First International Live Art Festival, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
2008: 2nd Vital Chongqing International Live Art Festival, Chongqing, Sichuan, China.
2008: Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Performance Art in China & Asia, Macao Museum of Art, Macau.
2008: Future of Imagination 5, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2008: Asiatopia, 10th Anniversary, Bangkok Art &Culture Centre, Thailand.
2009: International Performance Show-Ceramic Passion, 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, S. Korea.
2009: Infr’Action ‘09 – Festival International d’Art Performance, Paris, France.
2009: Rasa Aksi-4 Artists From Singapore, Lublin, and, Warsaw, Poland.
2009: Live Action Göteborg 09, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2009: Momentum – Platform for Performance Art, Brussels, Belgium.
2009: Drawing As Form, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2009: 10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival, Beijing, China.
2009: LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, Canada.
2009: Performance In Frames, Singapore Management University Gallery, Singapore.
2010: National Review of Live Art 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.
2010: Performance Art Laboratory Project (PALA Project) 2010 / “undisclosed territory#4”, Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia.
2010: Future of Imagination 6, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2010: 9th International Performance Art, Turbine, Giswil 2010, Switzerland.
2010: Rencontre Internationale d’art Performance de Québec, Quebec, Canada.
2010: Survey from Singapore, FADO, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2010: 4 Directions from Asia, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
2010: The Winds Project, Encontro Internacional da Performance, Teatro TUCA, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2010: Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia, Hong Kong.
2010: Performance Platform Lublin 2010, Poland.
2010: BONE 13 – Festival für Aktionskunst, Berne, Switzerland.
2011: R.I.T.E.S. “Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak” #01/2011, The Substation, Singapore.
2011: This Is Performance Art, Aberdeen and Glasgow, Scotland.
2011: Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1991– 201”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2011: Video: An Art, A History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2011: Singapore Survey 2011: Imagine Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Singapore.
2011: Future of Imagination 7, Goodman Art Centre, Singapore.
2011: Currents: from Singapore in Macau, Ox Warehouse, Macau.
2011: Guangzhou Live, You You Gallery, Guangzhou, China.
2012: Wanderers 2 / Underground Site, 4th International Performance Art Festival Toyama, Japan.
2012: New Strange Faces, Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Singapore.
2012: The Lecher of Art, The Substation, Singapore.
2012: 14th Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.
2012: The First Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy.
2013: Britto International Artists Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013: 7th Kuala Lumpur Triennial BARRICADE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013: Cascadence / Singapore Redux, Singapore.
2013: The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China.
2013: Gu Yu International Performance Art Festival 2013, Xi An, Shang Nan, Beijing, China.
2013: My Earth Staglinec 2013 Staglinec, Koprivnica, Croatia.
2013: Rethinking of Protocols-Us and/As Institutions curated by Biljana Ciric, Guangzhou Times Museum, Guangzhou, China.
2013: Lit Up 2013, Aliwal Art Center, Singapore.
2013: The Artist, the Book and the Crowd, The Substation, Singapore.

Performances with Black Market International
2000: Expo 2000, Performance with Black Market International, Hanover, Germany.
2000: TransEuropa-Theatre Festival 2000, Hildesheim, Germany.
2002: 4th Asiatopia, Bangkok, Thailand.
2002: Recontre Int’l d’art performance de Quebec 2002, LELIEU, Quebec, Canada.
2003: Aciones en Ruta, Mexico City and Encuentro Intl de Performance Yucatan, Merrida, Mexico.
2005: Zweiten Ilseder PerformanceAbend, Gebläsehalle in Ilsede, Germany.
2005: 13th Performance Art Conference – The Art of Action 111, Podewils’schen Palais, Berlin, Germany.
2005: Bone 8, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, Switzerland.
2005: Le Theatre de L'Usine (place des Volontaires), Geneve, Switzerland.
2005: Future of Imagination 6, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2006: TROUBLE #2, halles de schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
2010: Performance Platform Lublin 2010, Poland.
2010: Performance Art Season 2010, Warsaw, Poland.
2010: Black Market in Town, Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Köln, Germany.
2010: Blow!8, Umformerstation, Ilsede, Germany.
2010: BONE 13 – Festival für Aktionskunst, Berne, Switzerland.
2010: Undisclosed Territory #4, Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia.22
2011: This Is Performance Art, Glasgow, Scotland.

Awards
1998: Artist in Residence, Asia Europe Ministerial Meeting, Cultural and Arts Program supported by Visiting Arts, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Gasworks Studios, London, UK.
2002: Artist in Residence, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2005: Cultural Medallion in Visual Arts, Singapore.
2008: Artist-in Residence, Red & Grey Contemporary, Chengdu, China.
2013: Artist-in-Residence, Contemporary Art of Japan, Saitama, Japan.

Workshops/Seminars
1996: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.

1998: Norwich College of Art and Design, Norwich, UK.
1999: LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2000: Nanyang College of Fine Art, Singapore.
2000: LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2001: Musashino Art University, Tokyo.
2001: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.
2001: LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2001: Nanyang College of Fine Art, Singapore.
2002: LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2003: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico.
2003: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.
2003: Musashino Art University, Tokyo.
2004: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.
2004: Hanoi University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2004: University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
2006: NRLA (National Review of Live Art) International Winter School, Glasgow, Scotland.
2006: LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
2006: Nanyang College of Fine Art, Singapore.
2007: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.



Author

Angeline Koh



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11.
City Sharing. Journey of a Yellow Man. Retrieved from http://www.citysharing.ch/invited-projects~50.html
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Further resources

Academia.edu. (2014). Lee Wen. Retrieved from https://independent.academia.edu/LeeWen

Future of Imagination. (2008). Catalog. Retrieved from http://www.foi.sg/files/foi5catalog.pdf

Lee Wen. Republic of Day Dreams. Retrieved from http://republicofdaydreams.wordpress.com/

Lenzi, L. (2009, August). Interview with Lee Wen: Singapore’s evolving art scene. Retrieved from http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/art/feature/lee-wen-on-singapores-evolving-art



The information in this article is valid as at 17 February 2014 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history of the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.

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