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About The Artist

Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He has worked in the creative industry in Asia and Australia for over 20 years. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Through IPA, Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator.

In his own photography practice, Kevin is interested in Singapore – her temperament, aesthetic and growing pains. A broader canvas is marked by a curiosity in mortality, and how people cope with the finiteness of being mortal.

Kevin was the first artist in residence for Exactly Foundation (Singapore) in 2015. His projects have been exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2016 and 2020. His book of photographs titled Suddenly The Grass Became Greener was published in 2016. Kevin’s solo exhibition AESTHETICITY was presented at DECK in 2018 as part of the TRACE Series featuring Singapore image-makers. Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals (2019) is Kevin's latest publication using photography and food as mediums to narrate identity, diaspora and migration. One of Kevin's latest pursuits include the culinary arts through Poon's Supper Club.

Kevin has served as curator and jury for various festivals and programs, including the World Press Photo (2021), Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Singapore International Photography Festival, Odessa/Batumi Photo Days Festival(Ukraine), Prix Pictet Award, and PhotoQuai Biennale (France), to name a few. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

Kevin WY Lee is a Design Graduate from the College Of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales, Australia.

Suddenly The Grass Became Greener | 2015
By Kevin WY Lee
Print on Japanese Washi Paper | Edition of 1/3 | 900cm x 80cm | Unframed

This work was featured in Xiamen as part of The Natural History of an Island at the 7th Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in 2021.

Suddenly The Grass Became Greener is a portrait of Singapore. Most of the photographs were collected in 2015, a most historic year undoubtedly, but the book has been much longer in the living and making.