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Rosemary Lee

About

Rosemary Lee is an artist and researcher whose work addresses the cultural influence of technology. Lee completed her PhD at the IT-University of Copenhagen in the Department of Digital Design at the end of 2020. Her PhD thesis, Machine Learning and Notions of the Image, examines how the increasing importance of machine learning in visual media connects to historical tendencies in contemporary art and discourse on the image. She is currently working on several publishing projects including adapting her thesis into a book for general audiences, as well as producing commissioned artworks for two other books.

Rosemary Lee (US, 1986) lives and works in Porto, Portugal. Lee gained her PhD from the IT-University of Copenhagen (Denmark) in the Department of Digital Design. Rosemary Lee has received several grants and honours including the transmediale Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research (2014), the Statens Kunstfond Working Grant (2015 & 2017), Nordic Culture Point Mobility Funding (2017) and Art & Technology Project Support from the Arts Council Norway (2017).
Her work has been shown among others at: Kunsthall Trondheim (Trondheim, NO); Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, DK); Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, DK); Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, USA); Phaiz (Chicago, USA); Victoria Art Center (Bucharest, RO); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, transmediale (Berlin); Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES); Palais des Beaux Arts (Vienna, A); Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, USA); Heaven Gallery (Chicago, USA); The Holden Gallery (Manchester, UK); Galerie Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art (Berlin).

Works

Installation / Edition 1/7, \r<br>7 supernovas, 7 black wholes, \r\n7 boards, chalk, paint on wood \r\n50 x 50 cm each\r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

„Misuse of Media“, 2012-2013

Installation / Edition 1/7,
7 supernovas, 7 black wholes, 7 boards, chalk, paint on wood 50 x 50 cm each Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Record player, wood, nylon \r<br>125 x 60 cm \r\n(dimensions variable)\r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation: Drawing machine a.k.a. “Misuse of Media. The sublime in the machine”

Record player, wood, nylon
125 x 60 cm (dimensions variable) Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

2 motors, 2 rubber loops \r<br>Unique \r\n220 x 50 x 50 cm\r\n\r\nMixed Media \r\nUnique \r\n195 x 60,5 x 32 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

„Two Black Holes“, 2013 und „Invention or Discovery of the Square”, 2013

2 motors, 2 rubber loops
Unique 220 x 50 x 50 cm Mixed Media Unique 195 x 60,5 x 32 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Mixed Media \r<br>Unique \r\n195 x 60,5 x 32 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

„Invention or Discovery of the Square”, 2013

Mixed Media
Unique 195 x 60,5 x 32 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Drawing on wall, acrylyc <br>Unlimited edition \n135 x 53 cm \n\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

“im/possible”, 2013

Drawing on wall, acrylyc
Unlimited edition 135 x 53 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy <br>20 x 30 cm \nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Copper, 2015

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy
20 x 30 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy \r<br>20 x 30 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Copper, 2015

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy
20 x 30 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy <br>20 x 30 cm\n \nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Copper, 2015

Printed circuit board: copper-clad epoxy
20 x 30 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Graphite on Paper <br>60 x 80 cm \n\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Silicon, 2015

Graphite on Paper
60 x 80 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

lead type \r<br>3 x 44 x 2,4 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

The Typesetter's Ruminations on Space, 2015

lead type
3 x 44 x 2,4 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

lead type \r<br>3 x 44 x 2,4 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

The Typesetter's Ruminations on Space, 2015

lead type
3 x 44 x 2,4 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

Lead / Blei \r<br>70 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Graphite, 2015

Lead / Blei
70 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Lead / Blei \r<br>70 x 70 cm \r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Graphite, 2015

Lead / Blei
70 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Graphite on mylar \r<br>70 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Diamond, 2015

Graphite on mylar
70 x 70 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

eReader screen

eReader, 2015

eReader screen

Gold leaf, silicon wafer <br>40 x 40 cm\n \nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

Silicon/Gold, 2015

Gold leaf, silicon wafer
40 x 40 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher and the artist

ink on paper <br>30 x 30 cm \n\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Image determined by tossing a coin, from the series: The image is a machine, 2019

ink on paper
30 x 30 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

ink on paper <br>30 x 30 cm \n\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Image determined by roll of a dice, from the series: The image is a machine, 2019

ink on paper
30 x 30 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

ink on paper <br>30 x 30 cm\n\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Image determined by computer-generated random numbers From the series: The image is a machine, 2019

ink on paper
30 x 30 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

silicone and wood <br>50 x 50 cm\n\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

The Square as a Machine, Proliferating 2, 2019

silicone and wood
50 x 50 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

rubber and aluminum <br>50 x 50 cm\n\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

The Square as a Machine, Proliferating 4, 2019

rubber and aluminum
50 x 50 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Proliferating Proliferating 3 ink on felt \r<br>50 x 50 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

(Photo on the left) The Square as a Machine, 2019

Proliferating Proliferating 3 ink on felt
50 x 50 cm Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Pencil, needles. Dimensions variable<br>\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Pixel Grid, 2019

Pencil, needles. Dimensions variable
Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Exhibitions

Biography

Born 1986 in Providence, US.
Lives and works in Porto, PT.

2017 - 2020

PhD, Digital Design, IT-University of Copenhagen, DK

2018

Research Stay, Goldsmiths University of London

2012

M.A., Media & Communications, The European Graduate School,
Saas Fee, CH

2008

Bachelor of Fine Art. Emphasis in Fiber & Material Studies. The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), US

Publications

2018

Lee, Rosemary. “Seeing with Machines: Decipherability and Obfuscation in Adversarial Images.” ISEA 2018 Academic Proceedings, Durban University of Technology, pp. 321–24, https://pure.itu.dk/portal/en/publications/seeing-with-machines(5d5112e3-5117-4ed1-9370-3e8e999be3c0).html

Lee, Rosemary. “The Limits of Algorithmic Perception: Technological Umwelt.” Politics of Machines- Art and After, https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/56792/56793

Lee, Rosemary and Manuel Minch. “Art on the Moon?” Continent., no. 7.1, pp. 82–85.

2015

Lee, Rosemary. “Crystallization as a Research Process.” Journal for Research Cultures: Epistemic Practices, Dec.
“The Sand Timer” Continent. 4.2.

2014

Molten Media, Berlin: transmediale

“Interiority/Exteriority and Techno-Clubs.” Flusser Studies 17

2011

“Communal Bodies.” The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review 6. Champaign: Common Ground Publishing. pp. 265-70

Awards and Honors

2017

Statens Kunstfond Production Grant

Art & Technology Project Support, Arts Council Norway

Nordic Culture Point Mobility Funding

Kulturhavn 365 Project Support

Statens Kunstfond Open Residency Pool Grant

Statens Kunstfond Arbejdslegat

2016

Statens Kunstfond Open Residency Pool Grant

Statens Kunstfond Production Grant

2015

Statens Kunstfond Arbejdslegat

2012

Bezirkskulturfond Mitte Berlin, Project Funding

2008

SAIC Graduation Fellowship

2007

Ike and Florence Sewell Scholarship

Residencies

2017

Nocturne, Ayatana Biophilia Artists' Research Programme, Ottawa, Canada

2016

rural_scapes Laboratory in Residence, São José do Barreiro, Brazil

2014

transmediale, Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research, UDK, Berlin, DE

2013

Burning Athens, Residency for Art and Critical Theory, Athens, GR

2009

Harold Arts Residency, Chesterfield, US

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019

image machine / machine image, Galerie Gilla Lörcher Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

2015

The Typesetter's Ruminations, Galerie Gilla Lörcher Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

Artifacts, Palais des Beaux Arts, Vienna, AT

2013

Stepping into the Impossible. Galerie Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

2009

It happens that the stage sets break down. LivingRoom Gallery, Chicago, US

2008

Natural Deviations, Phaiz, Chicago, US

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020

Small Wonders, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin, DE

Reprogramming Earth, NeMe, Limassol, CYP

2019

Perpetual Interpreter, LOKALE, Copenhagen

SCREENSHOTS, Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK

2018

Ubiquitous Futures, CATCH Space, Kulturværftet, Helsingør, DK

machines will watch us die, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

2017

A New We, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, NO

2016

Hybrid Matters, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK

2015

TRANSART, Dome of Visions, Copenhagen, DK

Forårsudstillingen 2015, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

2014

Lovelace, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, DK

Obsessive Sensing, LEAP, Berlin, DE

Interactor, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, RO

Art Video Screening, Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

Transmediale: Afterglow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

The Inhabited Interface, bb15, Linz, AT

2013

Pitch Drop, Science Friction, Copenhagen, DK

"Going Dark", Art Hack Day/LEAP/transmediale, Berlin, DE

XV Call, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, ES

2011

YOLK, Panke, Berlin, DE

2010

Body Implement, Soundsuit Shop, Chicago, US

Mischief Night, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US

2009

The Yeild, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, US

70 Days for 70 Years, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US

2008

Wind-Up, collaborative performance with Anne Wilson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US

2007

Objects, Actions, Participation. Messhall, Chicago, US