Sandra Eula Lee
New York | Beijing


DRAW: Mapping Madness
Inside-Out Museum, Beijing
December 13-March 1, 2014
Curated by Tomas Vu and Yuan Zuo
http://www.ioam.org.cn


Two waters started at the Chinese-European Art Center in Xiamen, traveled to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and then Art Space Pool in Seoul. Nominated for a Smithsonian Institute Artist Research Fellowship and the Sindoh Artist Support Program in Seoul, I conceived the project as a place for reflecting on the changed historical landscape, created mainly from industrial rubble collected in the cities.

Living and working in Beijing neighborhoods, I’ve experienced urgent issues related to the gaining and loss of space. Daily observations inform my perspective, and I'm inspired by the power of creating place through small acts of garden making. I take a wide view on what a garden can be, which often includes non-plant materials and constructions. I watch for the intention that may express a person’s relationship with the landscape. Though some may consider gardens ephemeral, I believe these acts continually exist. They are human sentiments that will always be found, despite development, demolition and change in the environment.

My work has been a TIME OUT NEW YORK Critic's Pick, and written about in The New York Times, Artnet Magazine, Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar Seoul, World Journal, and Trendebeheer, among others. Another garden is my Masters Preparation program in Beijing, a collaboration with Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London, created in 2011. This course helps bridge the gap between learning models, by building a forum for analysis and discussion through critical studies. To date we've had 63 students participate, from regions in China as diverse as Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, and Yunnan, Gansu, Zhejiang, and Heilongjiang Provinces, on their way to Masters studies abroad and beyond.


NEWS...

The Book of Stamps is on view at Wu Jin Bookshop, Beijing, Arrow Factory

Dada Post, Berlin, Group Exhibition
October 20-November 11, 2012

VOLTA NY with HomeBase Project, Booth #PO-2
March 8-11, 2012

2012 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Nominee, Smithsonian, Washington DC

Time Out New York, Critic's Pick

Interview on "Two Waters"

Feature in Harper's Bazaar, Seoul and magazine.co.kr

2012 SINAP Art Award Nominee, Sindoh Artist Support Program, Seoul
Panel: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dongyeon Koh