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MINA LEE

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Zehui Xu | Courtesy the Artist

Mina Lee is a visual artist from Seoul. She is working across the fields of art and design, including illustrations, three-dimensional sculptures and experimental films. The artist calls herself “a playground maker of fantasy and a surface researcher of the mind”. Mina exhibited and worked on art projects under the sponsorship of Benetton art residency , Fabrica (2023) and the Seoul Cultural Foundation (2021), the Korea Creative Content Agency (2022) and the Nowon Cultural Foundation (2021). In 2022, she won the Rookie of the Year award at the Korea Design Awards.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

12.10.2023 - 05.02.2024 Would you like to  cup of tears?, Daegu, Noritre Complex Cultural Space - Seoul, Korea.

23 - 25.08.2022 Let's walk on the surface of the mind, Experimental movie screenings and sculptures, painting, dj complex exhibition, Placemak 3 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Moment to Dust, Benetton Research Residential, Fabrica - Treviso, Italy.

2023 Visual design festival, Graphic Day Torino - Torino, Italy.

2022 Monthly Design magazine COEX Design Festival Exhibition, Best Young Designer Selected - Seoul, Korea.

2022  Infinite possibilities of borderless content, The Korea Creative Content Agency 

2022 LOLLO Art Fair Exhibition Youth Artist Selection Artist Exhibition - Nowon, Seoul, Korea.

2021 The Seoul Illustration Fair v.12 (Veranda Tomato Artist) - Seoul, Corea del Sud.

2021 Maison de Noel exhibition, Iham Gallery- Paris, France. 

2021 I am_artist, Seoul Cultural Foundation, Seoul Metropolitan Government, "Art-Up LAB Results Sharing Session - Seoul, Korea.

2021 Visual Arts New Artist Exhibition, Nowon Art Gallery, The Forest Gallery, Nowon Cultural Foundation - Noon, Seoul, Korea.

2020 Arko Museum of Art, Art Talk: online and offline posters asking and answering - online exhibition

2019 COEX, Craft Trend Fair 2019 at HALLA

2019 Gallery Vinch, Question Illustrator Invitation Exhibition, Bangbae-dong Gallery - Seoul, Korea.

RESIDENCIES

03 - 08.2023 Italian Benetton Design Research Residential Fabrica, Graphic Media Artist Selection Writer - Treviso, Italy.

03 - 06.05.2022 Incheon Youth Handaliden City, Incheon Cultural Foundation for Young Creators, Young Creators - Incheon, Korea.

01.06 - 30.12.2020 Rail Road Art Project Residence, Local Art Spot Open Studio, Local Lab, Occupant Writer.

AWARDS

2022 Korea Design Awards Rookie of the Year

04.10.2022 Nowon-gu, 2022 Post-Festival Fashion Show Awarded

12.11.2021 "Application Planning Start-up Camp" / Best Award for Arts and App Convergence Project. Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gyeongbuk Content Lab

2021 Korea Creative Content Agency Wins "Comedy & Animation" Genre at Social Value Short Form Video Contest

2021 Seoul Metropolitan Government. World Text Research Institute. 6th World Text Symphoria New Century_Munja NFT Works Awarded

2020 Seoul 50 Plus Center (Nowon Branch), Grand Prize for the 4th Anniversary Character Contest

2020 Patent Office. d2b Design Fair Jewelry Design Partial Selection

2019 The Korea Design Council, 48th National University (graduate) Student Design Exhibition Special Exhibition

2019 Dongduk Women's University Graduation Exhibition Best Metal Award

2017 Korea Tex-Tile Design Association 28th Korea Tex-Tile Design Competition

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