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Artist HAEVAN LEE 이해반 李諧盼

Haevan Lee is a contemporary artist who explores the geopolitical landscape of border and buffer zone across the globe, in the form of a painterly study of such sites. She utilizes landscape painting, storytelling, and historical research to delve into the complexities of border politics and ecology. Through various forms of expression such as painting, installation, and video, she captures the regional context of specific sites. DMZ Landscape Series turns restricted or photography-prohibited areas into paintings. The artist has created painting-sculptures by superimposing the layers of landscapes that she experienced while staying at Peace Culture Bunker, an anti-tank defense shelter built after armed North Korean guerillas invaded Seoul, South Korea in January 1968, and presented the works in the exhibition Goliaths, Tanks (Seoul, 2018). Furthermore, she collaborates with multinational artists, researchers, and experts from diverse fields to examine the sustainability of collectives across borders.

Haevan Lee is based in The Hague (NL) and Seoul (KR). She holds a MA in Artistic Research from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands, as well as a BFA in Oriental Painting from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. Currently, she currently contributes to various exhibitions worldwide including the Pyeongchang Biennale (2017)and the Bangkok Art Biennale (2020).

𝗛𝗮𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 (𝗯. 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗮)
born in Dongsong-eup, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, near the Korean border, Demilitarized Zone in South Korea.
now lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands / Seoul, South Korea

2022 Master in Artistic Research (MAR), The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, Netherlands
2016 Bachelor of Oriental Painting, Fine Arts, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea 


Solo  Exhibition
2021 Buffer zone, SAGA, Seoul, Korea
2020 A Statue Dreaming On River, Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea
2018 Goliaths, Tanks, Peace culture bunker gallery1,2, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibition
2023 I Still Care, Eurocenter, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2022 Currents #10, Marres, Maastricht, the Netherlands
2022 In Media Res :  ticket to the future, Omstand, Arnhem, the Netherlands
2022 A scenic route to self, NEST, The Hague, the Netherlands
2021 In Pending Waters, De Helena, the Hague, the Netherlands
2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, Korean Pavilion: Future School: Summer Studio: Transborder Lab, Venice, Italy
2021 Border_less.sit, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea
2021 Sun Kissed//Fog Off, Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands
2020 Dopa+project : The Cosmic Race, Palacio de La Autonomía, mexico city, Mexico
2020 Bangkok Art Biennale: Escape route, Bangkok Art&Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
2019 Gangwon Triennale: Full Metal Jacket -  The dilemma of freedom and tolerance>, Former Ammunition Maintenance Plant, Gangwon-do, Korea
2019 Gender Travel, Hongcheon Art Museum, Gangwon-do, Korea
2019 DMZ, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2018 始發Seoul, space 55, Seoul, Korea
2017 The great artist, POSCO ART MUSEUM, Seoul,  South Korea
2017 White Table  Artist guild,  Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2017 Pyeongchang Biennale: The Five moons: Return of the Nameless and Unknown, E-zen, Gangwon-do, Korea
2016  Seoul Museum of Art  Artist Guild: SeMA storage showcase, SeMA Storage, Seoul, Korea

𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸 & 𝗟𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽
2022 Publication workshop: Birds don’t take the train, but we do, Page not found, The Hague, the Netherlands
2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, Korean Pavilion: Future School: Summer Studio: Transborder Lab, workshop, Venice, Italy
2020 Salzburg Global Seminar: YCI Follow-Up
2016  ART GWANGJU16,  Pecha Kucha Gwang Ju, Asia culture center, Gwangju, Korea
2023-2025 Mondriaan fonds, Kunstenaar Basis, Grant, Netherlands
2023 Stroom, PRO invest Grant, The Hague, The Netherlands
2021 Artist in Retreat Residency, Blenkige, Sweden
2021 Gangwon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Grant, Korea
2020 Arts Council Korea, Grant, Korea
2020 Gangwon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Grant, Korea
2020 Arts Council Korea, Grant, Korea
2019 Pink Factory Residency Program, Korea 
2018 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture , Korea
2017-2018 Peace culture bunker, Artist creative studio
 (Supported by Seoul metropolitan government, Dobong foundation for Arts & Culture)
2016 Seoul Museum of Art  Artist Guild:SeMA storage showcase-DOPA, SeMA Storage, Korea
2022 Metropolis M, Issue no4 Aug/Sep 2022, The Netherlands (interview)  eindexamens 2022
2020 Art in culture, 07, 2022, South Korea (cover, text) 
2022 Buffer Zone: Human-made landscape text by Haevan Lee, The Hague, Netherlands (Publication) 
2021 DOPA+The Cosmic Race (collective publication) https://adocs.co/books/dopa-project-the-cosmic-race/
𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
2017 /2019/2021 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA) Government Art Bank, Korea

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