Michael Lee – Curator


Michael Lee (b. 1972) is an independent artist and curator based in Singapore. He researches urban memory and fiction, and transforms his observations into models, diagrams, environments, events or texts. He is also an ongoing Adjunct Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Lee has exhibited internationally including in the biennales of Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen (Sculpture) and Kuandu (Taipei). His solo exhibitions have been held at places like Singapore Art Museum, Hanart Square and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Lee has also taken part in many notable curatorial and community projects, including being on the curatorial team of 5th Singapore Biennale 2016 and Grounds We Share, under Silver Arts 2019 at National Library, Singapore. He co-edited anthologies including the best-selling Who Cares: 16 Essays on Curating (2010) in Asia. His accolades include APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 (People’s Choice Award) and the Young Artist Award (Visual Arts) 2005.

Lee graduated with a master’s degree in Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and has received a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore.