Ji Eun Lee

lives and works in Munich.

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In her sculptural works made of wood, resin, natural materials, plaster and plastic, Korean artist Ji Eun Lee (b. 1984) deals with the experience and visualization of space, spatial boundaries and the spaces in between. A space between two things or living beings can be rationally, mathematically ascertained through measurement. More significant, however, is how changing physical factors such as light and shadow or narrowness, width, or depth determine the subjective atmosphere of in-between spaces that – at first glance – are not the focus of attention.

Ji Eun Lee’s reflections on space and negative space show up in a particularly exciting way in her new works that are created by embedding willow branches or fragments of wickerbasket weave in cast resin. By sanding the resulting rectangular objects, structures and spaces are made visible for the first time in the cross-section. New perspectives on a previously hidden, inner composition are opened up to the viewer, which now consists of the bright cut surfaces of the willow branches on the surface of the objects and then – on closer inspection – continues into the depths of the picture space.


  • 1984 born in Seoul
  • 2009 Sculpture, BA & MA, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
    Sculpture, BA & MA, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2015 Fine Art, University of Arts Bremen, Germany
    Fine Art, University of Arts Bremen, Germany
  • 2017 Graduated from Art Academy Duesseldorf, Germany, Meisterschuelerin by Prof. Franka Hoernschemeyer
    Academy Letter, Meisterschuelerin by Prof. Franka Hoernschemeyer, Art Academy Duesseldorf, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2023 Gallery Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
    art-hoc, racecourse Grafenberg Duesseldorf (G)
    Gallery Lachenmann Art, Frankfurt on Main (G)
    Quittenbaum Gallery, Munich (S)
  • 2021 Luxembourg Art Week @ Biesenbach Gallery, Luxembourg
  • art-hoc exhibition at the racecourse in Grafenberg, duesseldorfart, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2019 Group exhibition, Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2018 augenfällig/fresh positions, BBK Kunstforum, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Juxtaposition, Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2017 unbunt-achromatic, Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne, Germany
    Working Title Academy, Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Germany
    The Great, Cooperation Class Hoernschemeyer, Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2016 Hogan Lovells Prize, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Cosmic Tune, Boui Boui Bilk, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2015 LOT-Lack of Transmission, Detroit(US) and Toronto(CA)
  • 2014 Landgaenge, Society for Contemporary Art Bremen, Germany
    One day exhibition-renew waste, reduce think, Galerie Flut, Bremen, Germany
  • 2013 High On Visualart, Hutchins Gallery, Brookville NY, US
    12 plus 9 -early networks, Staedtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
    grooop, OMS Art Gallery, New York, US
  • 2011 SOOT, Class exhibition, GaDeWe, Bremen, Germany
  • 2009 SHA SHA, Gong Pyung Art Center, Seoul, South Korea; B108
    Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2008 Transfer, Gallery Ho, Seoul, South Korea
    Falling Slowly, Grau Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007 Youngster 2, Gallery Young, Seoul, South Korea