Lee, Sohl


Research Interests
  • contemporary art
  • East Asian visual culture
Dissertation Project

“Images of Reality/Ideals of Democracy: South Korean Contemporary Art, 1980-2010”

Publications and Presentations
  • “Seung Woo Back’s Blow Up (2005): Touristic Fantasy, Photography of Ethics, and Catastrophic North Korea,” in Korean Popular Culture Reader (Duke University Press, Durham, 2014), 385-406.
  • “Being Political Popular” in Being Political Popular: South Korean Art at the Intersection of Popular Culture and Democracy, 1980-2010 (Seoul: Hyunsil Publishing; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012), 10-157.
  • “Review of Contemporary Asian Art: A Critical Reader (MIT Press, 2010)” in Art Journal (College Art Association, April, 2012), 156-8.
  • “Curatorial Statement for Seven Videos: The Metaphor of ‘Flying and Falling’ in Contemporary East Asia and Visual Arts” in InVisible Culture 15, special issue “Spectacle East Asia” (Fall, 2010), 125-145.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Korea Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Arts Council Korea
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women Studies
  • Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Guest curator of Public Commotions: 1998-2012, The Archive of 17 Social Art Projects (Art Space Pool, Seoul, Korea, 2013)
  • Curator of Being Political Popular (UC Irvine Art Gallery, 2012)
  • Teaching fellow (University of Rochester, 2012)
  • Visiting Scholar (Lingnan University, 2010)