2022 Residence Korea

Lee Byungchan

2022 Residence

Born in 1987 in Korea (currently lives in Seoul)
Plastic products are being disposed every day in the urban mass-consumption lifestyle and are causing environmental pollution and destruction of bio-diversity. Lee Byungchan finds spirituality in these objects. As if giving life to inorganic objects, he turns plastic objects into sculptures that appear to be a new form of life or ecosystem by lighting and moving them, which becomes a large-scale installation that emerges a strange and fantastic landscape in the cities. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the "PyeongChang Biennale" (2017) and "Nature, Life, Human "(Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, 2019). In this residency program, he made a colorful and luminous gigantic installation that looks like deep-sea creatures, which was exhibited at FAAM as well as the historically famous Tocho-ji temple.


[Residence] Jul 21, 2022〜Oct 11, 2022
 Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist in Residence Program 2022 Lee Byungchan's page/ Lee Byungchan Official Website

Lee Byungchan "Creature".2022 (Tocho-ji temple) (FaN Week Hakata Old Town Festival 2022)

"Creature".2022 (Tocho-ji temple)Photo by Nagano Satoshi
"Creature".2022 (Tocho-ji temple) Photo by Nagano Satoshi
"Creature".2022 (Tocho-ji temple) Photo by Nagano Satoshi
"Creature".2022 (Tocho-ji temple) Photo by Nagano Satoshi
"Creature".2022 Photo by Kawasaki Ittoku
"Creature".2022 Photo by Kawasaki Ittoku
Photo by Kawasaki Ittoku
"The Five Moons Return of the Nameless and Unknown (Main exhibition), PyeongChang Biennale, CREATURE", 2017
JEJU PILOT PROGRAM GROUND "AND ROAD,(Supported by JEJU CULTURE& ART FOUNDATION), TREE-CREATURE", 2015
"BIO FANTASY, (Daejeon Museum of Art), CREATURE", 2018
"00MHz- Oscillating Boundaries, (AROUND ULSAN), CREATURE", 2021
"00MHz- Oscillating Boundaries, (AROUND ULSAN), CREATURE", 2021

交流日記

October 9 Workshop

Nov 14, 2022

“Breathing Vinyl Sculpture”

October 8 Gallery Talk

Nov 14, 2022

Gallery Talk

October6-November8 “Winds of Artist in Residence Program 2022 Indwellers of the City: Lee Byungchan ×Leeroy New “

Nov 14, 2022

Installation of "Creature" at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

September 30 – October 3 Exhibition during the FaN Week Hakata Old Town Festival 2022

Nov 14, 2022

Large installation work (6 pieces of objects) titled Creature
inside the garden of Tocho-ji temple.

August 9 & September 24 Studio Visit by Students

Nov 14, 2022

Studio Visit by Students from Meiko Gakuen High School and Kyushu Sangyo University

August 6 Artist Talk by the Residency Artists Voices: Seoul×Manila×Fukuoka

Nov 14, 2022

Introduced previous works, with reference to urban development in Seoul where he works, as well as sharing plans for the art-making in Fukuoka

July 31 Day trip to Itoshima

Nov 14, 2022

Visited an art residency space STUDIO-KURA and Fuji Hiroshi's studio

July 23 Start Working

Nov 14, 2022

By using the materials from Korea, started making artworks.
Protrusion that look like octopus's suckers were applied to flat
vinyl materials.