Tea Time & Coffee Break
Culturetank T5, Seoul, KR
Parallel Worlds
Seongkok Art Museum, Seoul, KR
Road Show:2019 from Shanghai to Chongqing
Korean Cultural Center Shanghai, CN
Tracing Times
Gallery Simon, Seoul, KR
Seongnam Art Center Cube Art Museum, KR
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, KR
Your Hand, My Heart
Gallery Simon, Seoul, KR
Vapours Like Fire Light
Gallery Purple Studio, Namyangju si, KR
Kansong Art Museum, DDP, Seoul, KR
The Illusion of Time
Ilwoo Space, Seoul, KR
31 Experiments on Light: Intimate Rapture
Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, KR
International Contemporary Art Project Ulsan 2015
Culture Street, Ulsan, KR
Shadow Casters
Gallery Simon, Seoul, KR
Liquid Times
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
The Roads of Forking Paths
SeMA Nanji Exhibiiton hall, Seoul, KR
Gallery Simon, Seoul, KR
MAM Project 017: Lee Changwon
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
Festival O! Gwangju Media Art 2012
5.18 Democracy Square, Gwangju, KR
Other Selves
Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, KR
Your Invisible Shadow
Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Bad Romanticism
Arko Art Center, Seoul, KR
Parallel World
Kim Chong Yung Museum, Seoul, KR
Pleasure Ground
Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
Shared. Divided. United.
NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Emerging Korean Artists in the World 2009
Hangarm Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
City Net_Asia 2009
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
AANDO Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
Art Through Nature
Space*C Coreana Museum, Seoul, Korea
Your Mind's Eye-Digital Spectrum
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Shadow of Heroes
Gallery Fiebach & Minninger, Cologne, Germany


Soft Power: Asian Attitude
Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art
ASIA-EUROPE mediations 'Asian attitude' 2007
Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan, Poland
'Passersby' Window Gallery, Seoul, Korea
'Reflection' doART Gallery, Seoul, Korea
'Reflexion' Gallery Januar, Bochum, Germany
/ March 02 - April 5, 2007
'New Talents', Art Cologne 2007


Changwon Lee recent works Gallery Kusseneers, Antwerp, Belgium
people of the trial

People of the Trial, 2009
Mixed media on mirrors with light installation, size variable


...In the "Shared.Divided.United" exhibition, Lee is showing a current piece of work which is concerned with the "East Berlin Affair" of 1967. During the then military dictatorship under Chung Hee Park, dozens of Korean students and emigres living in Eurpe were abducted to Korea and accused of spying for North Korea. Many of the kidnappings took place in West Berlin, with young artists and composers such as Eung Ro Lee and Yoon Yi Sang among the victims. Lee researched the names of the victims and presents their faces as portraits by means of mirrors negatives. Positive images are projected onto the wall via reflecting mirrors positioned on the ground. Lee thus takes up the mirror as a metaphorical language describing a reflection of the past into the present. The title "The people of the Trial", taken from a letter written by one of the kidnapped students to a German friend who had compared his predicament with K's trial in Franz Kafka's novel The Trial, is a reference to the dire plight of an innocent person caught up in a dictatorial regime.(KKH)



Exhibition View: NGBK, Berlin, Germany 2009/ photo by Henryk Weiffenbach

Exhibition View: NGBK, Berlin, Germany 2009/ photo by Henryk Weiffenbach

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