Marc Lee

Currently based
Zurich, Switzerland

Marc Lee is a Swiss artist. He uses contemporary art as a vehicle to continuously redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects critically creative, cultural, social, ecological and political aspects. In this context he is creating network-oriented interactive art projects: interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, video art, augmented reality (AR) art, virtual reality (VR) art and mobile art apps.
His works are exhibited in major Museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, HMKV Dortmund, HEK Basel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Read_Me Festival Moscow, CeC Dehli, MoMA Shanghai, ICC Tokyo, Nam June Paik Art Center, Media Art Biennale and MMCA Seoul.
He is lecturing, teaching and holding workshops about art and software art in many schools including the China Academy of Art (CAA) Hangzhou, Strelka Moscow, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul and ZHdK Zurich.
Marc Lee he has won many prizes and honorary mentions at international festivals, including “Interaction” and “Software” Awards at Transmediale Berlin and the Social-Media-Art-Award at Phaenomenale Wolfsburg. His art projects are in private and public collections like the Swiss Confederation Federal Art Collection Bern, HEK Basel, Fotomuseum Winthertur and the ZKM Karlsruhe.

2000-2003, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland, “New Media” Department
1995-1999, Basel University of Art and Design (FHNW), Switzerland, “Installation” Department
Art with Posts from Social Networks

In traditional photography- and video art, it’s an artist group or single artist who decides, what will be shown. Using user generated-content, people all over the world receive a voice by sharing their thoughts and stories on social networks. They see things in the immediate vicinity. Their posts are personal points of views and a window to a changing world. As a gigantic sum, they provide a comprehensive picture of the world that becomes part of the artwork. The viewer of this artwork participates in the social movements of our time. In that way, we are able to reflect our life, hopes, wishes and especially the culture of the younger generation. Perhaps more contemporary then through traditional art. Such artworks are changing and alter continuously. They are never the same – always new. Like nature – an endless river, every second new.