SUNGJAE LEE (He/they) is a Seoul-born, Chicago-based artist who makes performance, installation, text, video, and sound. He received his B.F.A. in Sculpture from Seoul National University in 2014, during which time he discovered his interest in immaterial and time-based mediums to represent the voices of marginalized groups. To further develop his practice as a performance artist, he pursued his M.F.A. in Performance Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated in 2019. Throughout his residency in the US, his practice has centered on the need for visibility and representation of queer Asians in a Western context. His work has been presented globally in South Korea, Sweden, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. His performance pieces were shown in “Emergency INDEX” by Ugly Duckling Press and "A Research on Feminist Art Now" by No New Work. He has attended residencies at ACRE, High Concept Labs, Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony for the Art, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He was recently selected for the 2022-2023 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and Furnace Fund for Performance Art 2021-22. Currently, he is participating in a 16-month-long residency Hatch Projects at Chicago Artists Coalition.
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