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Melissa Karmen Lee

Melissa Karmen Lee is Education and Public Programmes Curator at Tai Kwun Heritage and Arts Centre, Hong Kong. Her experience primarily consists of curating beyond the exhibition space through pedagogical and public practice. Her work on public art has spanned from interventionist graffiti performances to outdoor large-scale sculpture parks, organized public seminars on the subject of Peace, to the creation of an online digital archive. In July 2018, she has just recently organised and conceived of ‘Summer Institute,’ an inaugural programme where three distinguished scholars and one contemporary artist will lead seminars and public lectures on the theme of Labour and Privilege, explored through art historical and contemporary art case studies. A recent project that she is particularly proud of is a 2014-2015 curator at large project with Slought Foundation, Philadelphia in which she curated a series of ‘On the Cloud’ exhibitions with Executive Director Aaron Levy. These exhibitions included a newly commissioned work ‘Bozo on the Boom Boom Badass Beat ’, performed online and in a gallery space by digital artists Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. This exhibition was contextualised in a curatorial essay alluding to Sherry Turkle’s text Life on the Screen. A second ‘cloud’ exhibition entitled ‘Add Oil Machine : ???,’ was about the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement and the revolutionary potential of language and enunciation contextualised with Deleuze and Guattari’s Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature.

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2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok: Public Symposium

2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok: Public Symposium Sunday, October 28, 2018 12pm–5pm Ayara Hall, 2nd Fl, Jim Thompson House Museum 6 Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road Phatumwan, Bangkok FREE and open to the public This day-long symposium concludes the inaugural ICI Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok. The panel discussion will addresses the question of “Why Curators?” […]

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