Audible Garden Solo Exhibition, 2023
Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK. | 21 July - 13 October 2023
Audible Garden, the solo exhibition of work by new media artist Jinjoon Lee as part of a yearlong celebration of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the UK. Drawing inspiration from Asian Sansui landscape painting and Korean garden philosophy, Lee has created a multisensory space that constructs a new environment whilst also deciphering the current world we inhabit. Inspirited by Lee’s residency at Hertz lab of the ZKM in Germany, Audible Garden will run from 21 July - 13 October 2023 at the KCCUK exhibition space. 
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Jinjoon Lee, Audible Garden, 2023. Site-specific wall painting.

Photo by Dan Weill, Courtesy of the KCCUK

PUBLICATION

AUTHOR | Jinjoon Lee
PUBLISHER | marmmo press
PUBLICATION DATE | 26 DEC, 2023
ISBN | 979-11-985065-2-8
At the forefront of contemporary art, Korean new media artist Jinjoon Lee has published a collection of works that culminates two decades of work. This book traces Lee's activities over the past two decades, from 2003 to 2023, when he joined the Department of Sculpture at the Seoul National University of Fine Arts, moving from artist, futurist, and observer of technology to creative director in the field. Since his first solo exhibition, Art Theatre - Role Play, at ARKO Art Centre in 2007, Lee has presented exhibitions and performances in more than 50 countries around the world. This book focuses on seven projects and works that are considered to be his signature works, from his first solo exhibition Art Theatre - Role Play to his public media sculpture THEY installed at Digital Media City (DMC) in Seoul in 2010, to his solo exhibition Audible Garden held in the centre of London in July 2023.
UPCOMING
Dalseong Daegu Contemporary Art Festival: Against All Odds Group Exhibition
DATES | 9 September - 6 October 2024
VENUE | The ARC, Daegu, Korea
HOST | Dalseong Cultural Foundation 
RECENTLY
BIFAN + AI Conference Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion
SUBTITLE | AI and the Future of Video Production 
DATES | 5 July 2024, 10:40 am - 17:30 (KST)
VENUE | Bucheon Arts Center Art Theater, Bucheon, Korea
MODERATOR | Jinjoon Lee
SPEAKERS | Dave Clark, Hanseul Kwon, Matthew Niederhauser, Seungmoo Lee
This keynote explores the impact of the convergence of AI and human creativity on the nature of art and human identity. The innate power of art has consistently encouraged reflection on our identity. With AI bringing about pivotal changes in the arts, this conference aims to keenly observe these changes and reconsider the role of the artist and the scope of artistic expression as redefined by AI. 
 At the center of the digital revolution, AI is revolutionizing the lives of creators. In the panel discussion, it takes a deep dive into how AI is pushing the boundaries of creativity in art, literature, music, film, and other creative fields, how it's increasing the efficiency of creativity, and how it's enabling new forms of collaboration and artistic expression. The speakers explored the opportunities and challenges that AI technology presents for creators, and look at the future of creativity.
French Creative & Cultural Industries Expo - ICC Immersion South Korea Panel Discussion
SUBTITLE | Generative AI: How will it change the cultural and creative industries?
DATES | 4 July 2024, 2:00 pm (KST)
VENUE | Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, Korea 
MODERATOR | Pauline Brouard
PANELISTS | David Chadwick, Maria Le Mura, Chihoon Lee, Jinjoon Lee 

The panel expands on the applications of generative AI in the field of cultural and creative industries (CCI). The discussion focuses on identifying tools and best practices to responsibly integrate AI into cultural industries. It included following questions: "How can Generative AI contribute to developing cultural industries and improving art & content production?", "What are the representative examples of generative AI uses in cultural and creative industries, and how are these technologies transforming artistic creation and content production processes?", "How can generative AI be used to enhance access to education and educational resources, and what are the inspiring initiatives to look at in this field?", "What are the main ethical and professional challenges associated with the use of generative AI in artistic & cultural creation? Especially since AI is still an experimental field, how can professionals overcome the challenges linked with skill acquisition?"
DATES | 20 April 2024 - 23 June 2024
VENUE | Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand
CURATOR | Nim Niyomsin 
ARTIST | Jinjoon Lee, Phornphop Sittiruk, Naraphat Sakarthornsap, Ruangsak Anuwatwimon 
ARTIST TALK | LINK

Natural philosophy, considered a concept of the past, encompassed many variations, but its earliest interpretation can be assigned to ‘all inquiries about the physical world’. Despite originating from the ancient Greeks, we can assume that the inquiry into nature comes with human existence, the wonder and curiosity humans must have from exploring their surroundings and looking up to the stars at night. This project was initiated from a love of art and science and a fascination with the story of the search for knowledge throughout human history. What is interesting about the concept of natural philosophy lies in its interdisciplinary nature, combining various fields concerning the world around us. In current society, the spirit of natural philosophy may be found in artists and their practice, whose freedom to pursue any topic of interest possesses no limitation in their chosen subjects or working processes. But instead of inquiring through a scientific method, they do it via the artistic process and represent the result as works of art. In this exhibition, a group of artists represent the reconstructed concept of natural philosophy. Unlike natural philosophers of past centuries, these artists reflect not only on the natural world but all the physical world with its social and political structure within it. The artwork, along with its findings and examination, can lead to an accumulation of knowledge added to by viewers who bring their own perspectives and interpretations, creating a dialogue that increases the scope of inquiries.
Gallerist Academy: AI ART, The History and Future of New Media Art Special Lecture
DATES | 5 June 2024, 7:00 pm (KST)
VENUE | Centerpoint Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Korea 
SUPPORT | Galleries Association of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service
​​​​​​​Insight Lecture, KAIST Executive MBA Special Lecture
DATES | 24 May 2024, 7:00 pm (KST)
VENUE | Executive MBA, College of Business, KAIST, Seoul, Korea
The KAIST Executive MBA program is composed of corporate CEOs, executives, and senior managers with an average of over 15 years of professional experience. The Insight Lecture Series, a part of the MBA curriculum, is designed to transcend the academic boundaries of business administration and provide insights from various fields, including humanities and arts. This special lecture series features experts with extensive knowledge in humanities and arts, offering an enriching experience to the participants.
​​​​​​CAADRIA 2024 Keynote Speech
CONFERENCE | The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
KEYNOTE SPEECH | Liminal Spaces in XR
DATES | 23- 25 April 2024
VENUE | Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
LINKS | CAADRIA 2024
The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) promotes teaching and research in CAAD in Asia, and has members on six continents. It organizes an annual conference, the first of which was held in 1996 in Hong Kong. Since then, 20 conferences have been held in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. CAADRIA is one of the four founding organizations of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), and supervises one issue each year. IJAC is published by Multi-Science in both paper and electronic versions. Past keynote speakers include Ben van Berkel (Founder & Principal Architect of UNStudio), Ma Yansong (Founder of MAD Architects), Carlo Ratti (professor of MIT), and many others.

​​​​​​TALK and Artist-led Tour Public Event
TALK | Navigating the future: An integration of Art and Engineering
DATE | 14:00 ~ 16:00, 21 April 2024
VENUE | Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand
MODERATOR | Nim Niyomsin, Curator
SPEAKERS |  
Dr. Jinjoon Lee FRSA
 New media artist, Creative Director, Professor, and Director of  Art & Technology Center in KAIST
Dr. Priyakorn Pusawiro
Head of Laboratory, Assistant Professor in Creative Technologist Edutainment & Social Interaction Computing (esicLab), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)

Special Lecture at Docent Training Program in MMCA Special Lecture
DATES | 4 April 2024, 1:30 pm (KST)
VENUE | National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju, Korea

Vermont Studio Center(VSC) 2023 Full-fellowship Residency
VENUE | Vermont Studio Center(VSC), Vermont, US
DATES | 11 February 2024 - 28 February 2024
Vermont Studio Center (VSC) was founded by artists in 1984. It invites artists from around the world to residencies in Johnson, Vermont, and host online programs and events. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Especially, the full fellowship at VSC exceptionally covers the entirety of the residency fees, which supports the artist so they can dedicate their time fully to their craft without the burden of financial constraints. This type of award is highly competitive and recipients are usually selected based on their worldwide reputation and the merit of their work. 
Utopian Scenario About Nature Group Exhibition
EXHIBITION | Utopian Scenario About Nature
DATES | 2 September 2023 - 1 January 2024
VENUE | Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, Korea
LINKS | MoCA Busan
​​​​​​​With the full-scale emergence of the climate crisis, and these new changes in modes of capitalism, promoting environmentally friendly policies across politics, economics, society, and culture, and a reorganization driven by the aestheticization of nature, Utopian Scenario about Nature was conceived to question what “environmentally friendly” really should mean and find answers in contemporary art. This is, after all, in an era in which economists pursue ecological and degrowth theories as alternatives, seeking to move away from mainstream economics focused on growth, and political sociologists demand comprehensive systemic transition requiring changes to the fundamentals of capitalist life, nonetheless a question for contemporary art: “What should contemporary art produce?” Or, in other words, “How should the role of contemporary art and its methods of artistic production change in the era of climate crisis?”
Convergence Content Forum 2023 Special Lecture
EVENT | Convergence Content Forum 2023 
SUBTITLE | First Movers  
DATES | 1 December 2023, 10:30 - 19:30 (KST, GMT+9)
VENUE | Hongreung Content-culture Stage 66, Seoul, Korea 
LINKS | Reserve
​​​​​​​We highlight pioneering examples that continuously explore and integrate various fields without stopping challenges, recreating them in their own style. The first mover leads the change in the industry, and change starts from moving someone's heart. Beyond technology, we explore the possibilities of implementing new content and the future direction of the content industry through the examples of first movers who move our hearts.
Future Dialogue for Global Innovation 2023 Special Lecture
EVENT | Future Dialogue for Global Innovation 2023 
SUBTITLE | Popular Culture shaping Global Values 
DATES | 30 November 2023, 10:00 - 16:40 (KST, GMT+9)
VENUE | Grand Ball Room at Four Seasons Seoul 
LINKS | Reserve
​​​​​​​The Future Dialogue for Global Innovation is an international cultural exchange event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea to diagnose issues facing the international community and discuss cultural solutions to them.  The world is experiencing division and disconnection caused by the recent pandemic and war, and to overcome this, we are facing a time when mutual understanding and communication on universal values that everyone can agree on, such as respect for diversity and humanity, are more necessary than ever. This year, we will be discussing the role that popular culture can play in these times, with the theme of "Popular Culture and Global Values".​​​​​​​
Panel Discussion at China Academy of Art Special Lecture
DATES | 24 November 2023 7:00 - 8:00pm (GMT+8)
VENUE | China Academy of Art Multimedia Art Department
SPEAKERS | Hu Haohua, professor of the China Academy of Art
MODERATOR | Yiren Shen, Curator

Artist Talk at UAP  Special Lecture
​​​​​​​DATES | 23 November 2023 10:00 - 11:00 am (GMT+8)
VENUE | UAP, Shanghai, China
MODERATOR | Menger Chu, Curator​​​​​​​
Pale Blue Dot - The KF XR Gallery Opening Exhibition Group Exhibition
WORK | MOANAIA
DATES | 15 May - 4 November, 2023
VENUE | KF XR Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Starting from June 9, 2023, as the first collaborative project under the memorandum of understanding between the Korea Foundation and KAIST, prof. Jinjoon Lee from the KAIST Graduate School of Culture Technology presents his work MOANAIA in the KF XR Gallery's opening exhibition titled "Pale Blue Dot." 
Jinjoon Lee's MOANAIA provides a strong immersive experience of the real world and virtual space through a large screen video of an aquarium created using visual AI technology. The work indirectly projects the culture and environment of the Oceania region, which has been marginalized in the history of the Northern Hemisphere-centric world, depicting wandering human shadows, objectified nature, and the history of Oceania symbolized by individual statues. At the same time, it raises fundamental questions about the utopia that humanity has dreamed of alongside the advancement of technology and civilization. 
Global HR Forum 2023 Keynote Speech
EVENT | Global HR Forum 2023 
SUBTITLE | New Wave: Talent Revolution in the Era of AI and Big Blur
DATES | 1 - 2 November 2023, 08:30 - 17:30 (KST)
VENUE | Walker hall at Grand Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea
SESSION | Day 1, Plenary Session 5 "Art, Science, and Humanity in the Era  of AI 
LINKS | GHR 2023
​​​​​​​The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence is reshaping traditional concepts of human resources, as AI has demonstrated capabilities that surpass human abilities. This phenomenon presents both new challenges and opportunities for human civilization. It calls for a reassessment of the roles, status, and values of human beings. Will humans become mere variables in a technological civilization? Which traditional values will remain relevant and followed by global society? What outdated values and concepts of human resources should be discarded? The session aims to examine the profound aspects of human existence that warrant attention from nations, corporations, and society. By engaging with cultural and artistic professionals, key figures, and other experts, we seek to delve into the fundamental essence of humanity and its significance in a world shaped by the dynamic interplay of art, science, and AI.
2023 KAIST AI+ART SYMPOSIUM Organizing Committee
EVENT | 2023 KAIST AI+ART SYMPOSIUM
DATES | 19 October 2023, 08:00 - 18:00 (KST)
VENUE | KAIST Auditorium, Daejeon, Korea
Chairman of the Organizing Committee | Jinjoon Lee
SPEAKERS 
Kay Watson, Yuk Hui, Kim Seongeun, Jens Hauser, Kang Yiyun, Kim Sukmo, Fumihiko Sumitomo, Kim Jangun, Park Sungpil

On Thursday, October 19th, at KAIST Auditorium in Daejeon, the KAIST Art Museum and Daejeon Tourism Organization have prepared a symposium, inviting scholars both domestically and internationally who are active at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and art. We are in an era where AI engages in creative endeavors, and creative methods incorporate AI technology. Everyone is curious about where the boundaries of art lie, who owns creativity, and what will be the subjects of appreciation. 
Audible Garden Curator-led tour
Curator-led tour during Frieze London
EXHIBITION | Audible Garden
DATES | 12 October 2023, 10:00 -11:30 (BST)
VENUE | Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK
RSVP |  Frieze VIP Program on its website.
​​​​​​​Exclusive curator-led tour by Lee Suh, KCCUK Curator will take place at 11:00 am and last for 30 min. Self-guided tours are available during 10:00 - 11:30 am, and the curator will be present with Q&A opportunities. It is an exclusively offered event for Frieze VIP, and you need RSVP at the Frieze VIP Program.
 
Manufactured Nature Artist Talk, 2023 
EXHIBITION | Audible Garden
DATES | 7 October 2023, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (KST)  / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (BST) 
VENUE | Zoom Live Streaming 
SPEAKER | Xiang Biao, Director of Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany
MODERATOR | Xiaowen Zhu, Director of esea contemporary
​​​​​​​esea contemporary will host an online talk with Dr Jinjoon Lee to further discuss the major themes of his practice and research. Lee will be joined with Prof. Biao Xiang Social Anthropologist and Director of Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany. This event will be mediated by Xiaowen Zhu, director of esea contemporary.
EXHIBITION | Audible Garden
DATES | 23 September - 13 October 2023
VENUE | Esea Contemporary, Manchester, UK
ARTIST TALK with Biao Xiang 7 October 2023, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (KST)  / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (BST)
Biao Xiang 项飙 is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany since 2020, and he was a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford before that. Xiang's research focuses on various types of migration – internal and international, unskilled and highly skilled, emigration and return migration, as well as the places and people left behind – in China, India, and other parts of Asia.
At Manchester, we are excited to share a conceptual extension to my solo exhibition Audible Garden, particularly focusing on the hue of green and its quintessence in altering the mood of the spatial narrative. If you traverse through the solo show in London, the amalgamation of AI generated Korean traditional instrument 'Geomungo' sounds with the hue of green crafts a discourse that transcends the visual and auditory senses. The resonance between the traditional and the contemporary, mediated through digital interpretations, is expected to foster a unique sensory and intellectual exploration.
ECHO & Irworobongdo Media Festival at Daejeon
EVENT | Zero O’clock Festival
DATES | 11 August – 17 August, 2023
VENUE | Areas along Jungang-ro, Daejeon, Korea
The Daejeon Zero O'clock Festival has unveiled its theme as a 'time travel festival' that will showcase the past, present, and future of Daejeon through its various events and programs.
Audible Garden : Panel Discussion  Panel Discussion with Artist
EXHIBITION | AUDIBLE GARDEN
DATES | 11 August 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm
VENUE | Korean Cultural Centre UK 
SPEAKERS |
Kevin Walker, professor of Research Centre in Post Digital Cultures at Coventry University
Arnaud Petit, Sub Dean of Brasenose College at the University of Oxford
MODERATOR |
Octavia Reeve, Associate Director at the Ada Lovelace Institute


Discover the inspiration behind the captivating artworks and gain insights into the artist's creative process. This panel discussion also offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the connection between art, philosophy, and technology with two other professionals.
INSOMNIA   Duo Exhibition
EXHIBITION | GLIMPSE
ARTISTS | Aldo Tambellini, Jinjoon Lee
DATES | 18 June - 14 August 2023
VENUE | MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
​​​​​​​MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum presents GLIMPSE, an exhibition by pioneers and experimental media artists Aldo Tambellini and Jinjoon Lee. The pair are set to present installations that challenge our perception of reality and evoke a deep exploration of human consciousness.
Hear the Voice of Wind  Single Channel Video and Sound Installation
EXHIBITION | The 14th Gwangju Biennale Sponsorship Exhibition
DATES | 7 April - 9 July, 2023
VENUE | Meta Art Station

Hear the Voice of Wind is a visionary exploration of the ancient bond between humanity and nature through the lens of shamanistic tradition in Korea. With an innovative blend of cutting-edge technology and ancient ritual, the project seeks to immerse audiences in a world of ecological harmony and spiritual reverence. 
Zero Ground in Hiroshima  Nowhere in Somewhere Series, Single Channel Video and Sound Installation
EXHIBITION | 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh
DATES | 8 December, 2022 - 7 January, 2023
VENUE | National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
​​​​​​​Nowhere in Somewhere Series 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.
UNDECIMBER  Live Performance
EVENT | UNDECIMBER
DATES | 22 November, 2022
VENUE | Seoul Namsan Gukakdang(Traditional Music Theater), Seoul, Korea

​​​​​​​Undecimber is a data-visualization work created by extracting the performer's brainwave data using EEG equipment, utilizing and transforming the pre-produced video source using 3D graphics technology, and respond to the effect by the data.  
Manufactured Nature: Irworobongdo   LED Digital Sculpture and Video Installation
EXHIBITION | Walk Between Moment and Eternity 
DATES | 25 October - 6 November, 2022
VENUE | Changgyeonggung, Seoul, Korea

​​​​​​​The beautiful and majestic scenery of the Ilworobongdo depicted in the poem 'Cheonbo' symbolized our ancestors' cosmology and the presence of kings in the Joseon Dynasty. In this exhibition held at Changgyeonggung Palace, we aim to capture the dignity and grandeur of the Joseon Dynasty through the media installation artwork called 'Media Rock.'
Your Stage  Light installation with LED, Glasses, Stainless Steel
EVENT | Reopen
DATES | October, 2022
VENUE | Gallery Bakyoung, Paju, Korea
​​​​​​​Jinjoon Lee, the first artist of the Studio Bakyoung residency, installed his first media work Your Stage (2008) in Paju Publishing Complex, which was evolving into a mecca for arts and culture, by illuminating it with colorful lights. He is a representative Korean artist who is pioneering new areas of contemporary art using media light. His main material is LED (Light Emitting Diode), and he creates media video installations that intervene in existing architectural spaces and expand them into experiential spaces.
gOd, mOther and sOldier Nowhere in Somewhere Series, Single Channel Video and Sound Installation
PUBLICATION | gOd, mOther and sOldier: A Story of Oppression, Told Through the Lens of AI
DATES | 22 September 2022
PRESS | Leonardo, MIT Press 
​​​​​​​The authors present gOd, mOther and sOldier—Nowhere in Somewhere Series 2022, a work that was conceptualized and created by artist Jinjoon Lee and his TX Creative Media Lab at KAIST, realized through the remote cooperation of eight local collaborators across Southeast Asia. The authors used artificial intelligence-based object detectors and sonification techniques in a work of media art to symbolize the voicelessness of those at the margins of society in Southeast Asia. These algorithms and concepts, and the work as a whole, artistically demonstrate how marginalized people are misrepresented and misunderstood when interpreted out of context.
Wandering Sun   Single Channel Video and Sound Installation
EXHIBITION | Our Friendly Neighbours 
DATES | 8 September - 5 November, 2022
VENUE | Korean Cultural Centre UK
LINKS | Art Center Nabi

​​​​​​​Jinjoon Lee’s Wandering Sun continues the artist’s exploration of liminal spaces and fur-ther questions how we can explore the relationship between natural and artificial through visual art. The scenery intersects two distinct identities that resides as a hyper-realistic ‘snapshot’, and in the other that indicates that its ‘natural’ beauty is but a human creation. 
喊聲 ECHO  Two Channel Videos and Sound
EXHIBITION | Laonhaje
DATES | 14 August - 27 August, 2022
VENUE | Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea
LINKSSejong Center for the Performing Arts​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Jinjoon Lee's ECHO, created in honor of the 76th anniversary of Korea's Liberation Day, expresses the joy of the nation's liberation spreading from Sejong-ro, the center of Seoul.  It is a media collage work that captures the collaborative process of turning the sounds of the day into images and then turning the images into music with a composer, and expresses the energy of today's dynamic Korea.

Green Room Garden AI, AR, video, sound, green gel filter lighting, wall painting
EXHIBITION  | On Life
DATES | 8 April - 26 June, 2022
VENUE | Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea
Green Room Garden is Lee’s work commissioned by Gyeongnam Art Museum. It is deeply meaningful that it is exhibited in a space that holistically integrates all his research fields. The virtuality-reality boundary is already gone, guiding our tempo-spatial experience to another level. The audience would be able to experience the boundary as if to step on a virtual place through the wall painting constituting an artificial garden filled up with the green light and a video of the manufactured nature made of AR and AI technologies. Upon leaving the garden, our visual experience being accustomed to the green light would leave us with visually residual images in red as if being soaked in water, and enable us to encounter a different scenery from when we first stepped into it. 
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