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Student Showcase Archive

Jinjoon Lee

MA work

MA work

  • Blind Sound in Soumd Mirrors -Nowhere in Somewhere

    Blind Sound in Soumd Mirrors -Nowhere in Somewhere, 2017
    Single Channel Video

  • Zero Ground in Hiroshima -Nowhere in Somewhere Series

    Zero Ground in Hiroshima -Nowhere in Somewhere Series, 2017
    Single Channel Video

Nowhere in Somewhere Series

My work addresses the importance of calm and serene message, even though a scar remains in the land and collective memory in a tranquil landscape. Weaving scar of the space and time will be repeated continuously like tide waving, which leaves a visible trace on the floor repeatedly and is vanished continuously.

A research has explored how collective memory could be sculptured by art, through the concept of ‘The thickness of time’ such as ‘The eye of angel’ that represents ‘Omniscience’ perspective between past and now. These multiple time-based visions will be engaged in order to address the current challenges of oblivion about history, conflict in the world, and human alienation by technology

 Recently, the research topic builds on and deepens my previous work such as video collages combining a plenty of footages shot in place where catastrophic events happened in a history, to produce a multi-layered exploration of the ambiguities of collective memory and history, pubic and private space, ‘stratum of time’ and ‘erosion of time’ to reveal the hidden historical dead zone, which has involved multi-media installations that frequently cross over between several genres of Modern Art. Also, expanding the field of research to address questions of the Asian utopias influenced by Buddhism and Taoism in the context of the ideal relationship between nature and humans allows me to simultaneously engage more nature-friendly human perspectives on the history of urbanization and its current impasses.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2017



  • Jinjoon Lee is a London based Korean artist and a designer working in a wide range of media, including sculpture, drawings, photo, video, sound and installation, to explore the perception of utopian ideologies and Khôra.

  • Degrees

  • BBA Business Administration and Economic in Seoul National University, 2001; BFA Sculpture Fine Art, Seoul National University, 2005; MFA Sculpture Fine Art, Seoul National University, 2009; MA CAP(Moving Image Pathway of Sculpture), Royal College of Art, 2017; DPhil Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford since 2017
  • Experience

  • He is a regular member of Royal British Society of Sculptors.
  • Exhibitions

  • Since giving his debut solo exhibition at ARKO Art Centre of Arts Council Korea in 2008,; Lee has exhibited at numerous venues worldwide including Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Korea National Museum,; India International Centre, The Prague National Gallery in Czech,; The National Museum of Bulgaria, Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music in London.
  • Awards

  • Merlin Entertainment Annual Fine Art Award, 2017 (The best prize of RCA Fine Art Degree show)
  • Publications

  • Artificial Garden, UN Press, ISBN 9788996814603, 2011, Seoul, Korea