HelenLeeDATES:
Saturday August 7, @2pm Peterson Park
Saturday August 14, @2pm Marquette Park
Saturday August 21, @2pm Jackson Park
Saturday August 28, @2pm Garfield Park

LOCATION: stationary locations

PERFORMANCE ART: Weaving Cocoons; Colliding Monarchs

About Helen Lee:
Helen Lee (she/they) was born and raised in Chicago to immigrant parents from South Korea. She received her MFA with a focus in Performance and Film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019) and BA in Dance with a minor in Theatre from University of Hawaii at Manoa (2003). Helen creates performances and visual art works that weave movement, storytelling, film/video, taxidermy, installation and social practice. Their previous works investigated various ways to enhance and diminish the senses. Those sensorial explorations have led them on a journey to examine facets of identity, shame, trauma, healing, death, grief and fear. She has had the privilege of presenting works in the US, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Finland and Canada. She was awarded SAIC’s Graduate Dean Professional Development Award to attend The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Convergence hosted by York University and was Chicago Moving Company’s D49 Awardee and Affiliate Artist for Dance Shelter. Her performances have been published in “Emergency INDEX” by Ugly Duckling Press and films have been presented by Chicago Park District’s Chicago OnScreen. Their hope is that the work they create can help to amplify the voices of Asian American women, making their narratives more visible while building authentic and meaningful connections and accessibility in all communities. Currently, they are a 2021-22 HATCH Artist Residence with Chicago Artists Coalition. www.momentumsensorium.com

About SUNGJAE LEE
SUNGJAE LEE is a 31 year old multidisciplinary artist born in Seoul, South Korea. He is currently living and working between Seoul and Chicago, IL. He received his B.F.A. in Sculpture from Seoul National University in 2014. During his study, he found himself more interested in immaterial and time-based mediums (e.g. performance, installation, text, sound, and video) with the aim of visualizing marginalized groups through his body of work. To develop his practice as a professional performance artist, he pursued his M.F.A. in Performance Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Throughout 3 years of stay in the States, his practice has delved into the visibility and representation of queer Asians and their desires in the West. He has presented his works globally in Korea, Sweden, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. He has attended residencies at ACRE Projects, High Concept Labs, and Vermont Studio Center. His performance pieces were shown in “Emergency INDEX” published by Ugly Duckling Press and “A Research on Feminist Art Now” by No New Work. Recently, he was selected for the 2020 AHL Foundation Artist Fellowship and the fellowship recipients’ show has premiered online. To view LEE’s works visit https://sung-jae-lee.com