Lee Kit (b. 1978) is a contemporary artist who currently lives and works in Hong Kong and Taipei. Lee’s practice spans a broad range of media including painting, drawing, video, and installation. Best known for his works with hand-painted cloth, Lee’s works often focus on quotidian and ready-made objects that address ordinary daily rituals. He won the Art Futures Award in the Hong Kong Art Fair in 2012. He is represented by Lombard Freid Gallery in New York. Lee was selected as the representative artist for Hong Kong’s participation at the Venice Biennale, the 55th International Art Exhibition, in 2013.

Lee Kit
Lee Kit
Hong Kong, 1978
Hong Kong

Current Exhibitions

Café do Brasil

Para Site

13 Sep — 24 Nov
Situated on the second floor of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, a corner enjoying a seaside view, Café do Brasil was a home to many young intellectuals, a place to...

Past Exhibitions

Exit Strategies

H Queen's 01/03/2019 — 07/04/2019

The Bed Collection

C&G Artpartment
10/03/2017 — 07/05/2017

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Palais de Tokyo
03/02/2017 — 08/05/2017

Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly

Walker Art Center
12/05/2016 — 09/10/2016

Solo Shows


S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (upcoming)
Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland


“You.”, curated by M+ and West Kowloon Cultural District, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
“How are things on the West Coast?”, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York
By the Way, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan


You (you)., Hong Kong Pavilion, The 55th Venice Biennale
Not Swinging, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan


Every Breath You Take, Minsheng
Art Museum, Shanghai, China
It’s Not an Easy Thing, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China


1,2,3,4…, Lombard Freid Projects, New York
How to Set up an Apartment for Johnny?, Art Statements with Osage Gallery,
Art Basel 42, Switzerland
Henry (Have you ever been this low?), Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
“In purity, I silently reach for you.”, SH Contemporary Hot Sport, Shanghai, China


Well, That’s Just a Chill, ShugoArts, Tokyo
Hands, miart, Milan

Group Shows


Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE


Ten Million Rooms of Yearning: Sex in Hong Kong, Para/Site, Hong Kong
Room Service, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, Germany
Kiev Biennial, Kiev, Ukraine


Duchamp, Ullens Centre of the Arts, Beijing, China
A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels, SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story, Para/Site, Hong Kong
Cross-Strait Relations, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons the New
School for Design, New York
Recent Works/Early Works, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan


Home WHERE?, Lombard Freid Projects, NY
What should I do to live in your life? Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Al Serkal, Arts
Area, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Printin’ Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Ungovernables New Museum Triennial, The New Museum, New York, NY
Liverpool Biennial


Popping Up, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
Exhibition Experiment, Experimental Exhibition, Wrong Place, JCCAC, Hong Kong
No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Hong Kong Country of birth: Hong Kong Date of birth: 1978 Lives in: Hong Kong