He lives and works 
at Nowhere in Somewhere
I as an artist and creative director have devoted to exploring the nebulous intersections of art, technology, and human consciousness. My artistic endeavors aim to trigger sensory and transcendental experiences, deliberately blurring the boundaries between the natural and human-engineered realities. This in turn compels viewers to embark on introspective journeys into the depths of their own minds.
One particular phenomenon that has left a profound imprint on my work is synaesthesia. Its unique ability to surpass the confines of language and conventional communication has been a significant source of inspiration. My practice seeks to heighten perceptual awareness and cognitive understanding, morphing spatial and temporal dimensions through visual and auditory cues. Given the fact that our individual realities are sculpted by personal history, cultural lineage, and singular narratives of society, my autoethnographic work harmoniously interweaves anthropological research and personal introspection. This intermingling allows me to continually delve into my own experiences in the various liminal spaces have on influenced my artistic expressions.
As a native of Korea, a country shaped by the swift currents of globalisation, my worldview has expanded from the few decades spent living as a digital nomad in Japan and the UK.  Consequently, my artistic journey has been a quest to expand the perceptual boundaries of my physical self.
I consider myself akin to a spatial gardener; I interpret, cultivate and harvest the conditions of space in order to create experiences that vibrate with poetic and intellectual resonance. My media installations beckon viewers to venture beyond their familiar sensory boundaries, fostering dialogue about art's instrumental role in molding our perception of the world. Driven by a passion to strengthen our bonds with the spaces we occupy, I challenge spectators to reassess their self-perceptions and their association with technology, advocating for a worldview that embraces ecological integration.
As we chart a complex future brimming with emerging technologies like AI and VR, it is my aspiration that my practice instills introspection, transformation, and transcendence. I hope this encourages a deeper understanding and a more mindful response to the complex ecological terrains we find ourselves within.

Dr. Jinjoon Lee FRSA (이진준), born in Masan, South Korea, is an educator, sculptor, new media artist, and creative director exploring the liminoid experience of utopian space ideologies through new technologies. He specializes in creating spaces that address synesthetic experiences and directing interdisciplinary performances utilizing advanced technology. After graduating from the Business School at Seoul National University in 2001, he earned his BFA (2005) and MFA (2009) in Sculpture from the same university. Subsequently, he completed a Master's degree in Moving Image and Design Interaction at the Royal College of Art in London in 2017, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis, titled "Empty Garden: A Liminoid Journey to Nowhere in Somewhere"(2020), manifested as a 10-meter-long scroll that intermixes East Asian Garden aesthetics with existentialism, poetry, and autoethnographic research, offering a new theoretical perspective on liminal spaces.
Since his debut solo exhibition at the ARKO Art Centre of the Arts Council Korea in 2007, Lee has exhibited at numerous venues worldwide, including the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Korea National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, India International Centre, The Prague National Gallery in the Czech Republic, The National Museum of Bulgaria, Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music, and the Korean Cultural Center in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a full member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS). Lee's studio is perhaps best known for the public media sculpture "They," permanently installed at Digital Media City in Seoul in 2010. His works are held in the collections of various institutions worldwide, and he participates in the planning of numerous architectural and innovative projects.
Currently, Dr. Lee serves as a professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), where he also leads the Art and Technology Center as a director. He is also a distinguished Professor of New Contents Academy (NCA), from Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA). He conducts research on data-driven art and design, sound art, and XR performance for future opera using new technologies such as VR and AI. Most recently, Lee was a guest artist invited by the Hertz Lab of the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany in 2023, following a grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In 2024, he was awarded a full fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States, where he conducted visiting creative research on sound.

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