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Sean Lee

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Sean Lee

Born: 1985

Hometown: Singapore

Lives and Works: Singapore

 

Singaporean artist Sean Lee (b. 1985) has shown his work internationally and locally, participating in both group and solo exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include The Empire project in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. His work has also been shown at Singapore’s Objectifs Centre for Photography and Filmmaking, as well as the exclusive New York Photo Festival, and is recognised on an international platform for his expertise in the area of photography.

His first body of work ‘Shauna’ was made between 2007 and 2009 where took on the persona of a ladyboy in Siem Reap’s red light district. In 2015, this work was exhibited in Saatchi Gallery in London. ‘Shauna’ was nominated for the Prix Découverte on the 40th anniversary of the Arles Photography Festival in Arles, France.

His long-term body of work on his parents ‘Two People’, received Singapore’s most prestigious photography award in 2011, the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu award, and was exhibited in the Singapore Biennale in 2013.

Much of Lee's work can be found in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum, as well as in the Sandor Family Collection.

Lee's first book, ‘Shauna’, was released in September 2014 and it is now part of the MoMA Library Collection.

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Shauna by Sean Lee
Book

Shauna

Sean Lee

US$ 36

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Wejie and Edmund by Sean Lee
Artwork

Wejie and Edmund

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Ernest and Inez by Sean Lee
Artwork

Ernest and Inez

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Khai and Azrie by Sean Lee
Artwork

Khai and Azrie

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Azura and Hilfi by Sean Lee
Artwork

Azura and Hilfi

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Alicia and Shaquilla by Sean Lee
Artwork

Alicia and Shaquilla

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Abdillah and Ray by Sean Lee
Artwork

Abdillah and Ray

Sean Lee

US$ 500

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Zhonghao and Candice by Sean Lee
Artwork

Zhonghao and Candice

Sean Lee

US$ 500