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Lisa Chang Lee is a multimedia artist and curator.

Lisa Chang Lee is an associate lecturer at MA Photography. Lisa obtained her BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing in 2010 before cmpleting an MA in Print at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with distinction in 2014.


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Navigated by cross-cultural research in relation to Asian philosophy and aesthetics, her diverse practice focuses on the correlation and interconnection between humanity and nature, the past and present. Her practice combines multiple art forms such as moving-image, photography, sound, AV installations, sensory technology and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Shortlist, Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize, 2020

Nomination, Art Power 100 China, 2019

Contemporary Art Trust Prize, 2019

Runner-up, Artist Film Prize, Seoul Biennale, 2019

Nomination, Awards of Art China, 2018

Shortlist, Aesthetica Art Prize, 2018

The Royal Society of Painter-printmaker Prize, 2016

Royal College of Art Drawing Prize, 2013

South of the Sea


Lisa’s current research-led project is in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, where she is working with the conservation team led by Professor Samuel Turvey and Dr Heidi Ma to better understand the value of endangered indigenous culture on Hainan Island in China and their oral history on the transformation of the local environment. This knowledge is applied in knowledge and artistic production process of a multi-media installation called South of the Sea looking at alternative ways of co-existing in nature from an ecocentric perspective.


Shiyu,G and Lisa Chang, L(2022). The Algorithm of Nature in the Age of Global Health and Environmental Crisis. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 9 Numbers 1+2, pp.239-247

Selected exhibitions

(2022) Present Absence, Ginkgo Space, Beijing;

(2021) Symphony Zero, San Mei Gallery, London

(2019) Serenade of the Woods, Tobacco Dock, London

(2019) The End and the Beginning, In-Definite Scenario, Beijing

(2019) Latent Spectators, UNart Centre, Shanghai, China

(2019) Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul

(2018) Visions Moving Image Biennale, Nunnery Gallery, London

(2018) Unstable Landscape, M100 Art Centre, Santiago

(2018) Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York, UK

(2018) Flaneur’s Square, Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing

(2017) Indeterminate Loop, Ginkgo Space, Beijing

(2017) Ideas on the Move, Bi-City Biennale, Shenzhen, China

(2017) The Staged Club, Hong Kun Art Museum, Beijing

(2016) A Lonely Impulse of Delight, Irish Embassy, Beijing

(2019–current) Visiting Lecturer, Sichuan Fine Art Institute

(2015–8) Associate Curator, China Academy of Art

(2014–6) Visiting Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Art