Kit Son Lee

PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON ZOOM Monday, September 27, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. EST 

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Kit Son Lee (sometimes Son Kit) is a designer, developer, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Providence, RI and Koreatown, Los Angeles. Kit’s work investigates, exaggerates, and narrativizes the methods of network surveillance, the attention economy, machine learning, and UX/UI design to confront them on the field of analogy. Through a form-agnostic practice spanning web experiences, interactive sculpture, graphic systems, and language (natural and programming), they appropriate interface metaphors towards the building of tools—for new approaches to, visceral implication in, and the collective sabotage of the computational structures undergirding contemporary society.

Kit is a co-founder of Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based producorial collective dedicated to supporting work by queer and trans artists of color, and an editor at Queer Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary open-access journal pursuing equitable representation in the arts. They have exhibited work at SOHO20 (Brooklyn), Naughton Gallery (Belfast), New Museum Youth Summit (NYC), and Franklin Street Works (Stamford), curated exhibitions at The Public Theater, bitforms gallery, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and given lectures and workshops at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, PRINTED MATTER LA Art Book Fair, and Yale University, among other institutions. Their writing appears in The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology (Rhizome, 2019), Interjection Calendar 005 (Montez Press, 2020), and Smoke + Mold, Issue 4 (2021). They have taught at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and have been a guest critic at Brown University, The Cooper Union, and Parsons School of Design. Currently, they are Visiting Fellow at the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College and Lecturer at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Kit holds an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD and BAs in Visual Art and Literary Arts from Brown University.