Born 1986 in Busan (South Korea),
lives and works in Auckland (New Zealand)
Yona Lee makes large, labyrinth-like installations. In the Fagor Factory, hundreds of metres of stainless-steel piping will be cut and welded to form elaborate linear structures that allow a different rapport with space. By incorporating items extracted from urban and domestic spaces, the artist infuses her piece with an everyday surrealism. Producing site-specific work, she arranges systems and networks that can equally seem authoritarian or utopian, utilitarian or playful. A musician who plays the cello, she conceives of her artworks as scores, which visitors are invited to interpret by engaging with them.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea (MCST), Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), and the Fund for Korean Art Abroad (FKAA) programme