Nikki S. Lee: Projects by Russell FergusonNikki S. Lee: Projects, is part street photography, part performance art. In a series of extraordinary transformations, this young, Korean-born conceptual artist unfolds a multiplicity of lives and identities documented through the lens of her point-and-shoot camera as she �becomes� a young punk in the East Village, a Connecticut-based exotic dancer, or a senior citizen picking through thrift stores in Murray Hill.
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Nikki S. Lee’s “Projects”—And the Ongoing Circulation of Blackface, Brownface in “Art”
Her works surround the fields of photography and film. Her work is informed by 'Asian notions of identity, where identity is not a static set of traits belonging to an individual, but something constantly changing and defined through relationships with other people. Nikki S. Lee was raised in Kye-Chang, a very small town in Korea. At a young age, she had a desire to make something unique. Growing up, she was exposed to a variety of foreign cultures through media and she developed interests in learning other cultures and empathizing with other people.
Lee, In Production 3 , Edition of 3. Copyright Nikki S. Nikki S. Lee is best known for several series of photographs, entitled Projects — , in which she appears as a member of various American subcultures. In transformations that can last months, Lee alters her body by pumping it up, changing her weight, and modifying her hair and make-up.
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Artist Nikki S. - Contemporary Art.
Photos from Nikki S. The days were, for the most part, unremarkable. The cops or shop owners would tell us to move and, occasionally, the odd tourist might give us each a buck to pose for a photo. One Saturday, I was approached by a small, leather-clad Asian woman who claimed she was a "Punk from Japan. Her accent was so strong it seemed almost cartoonish, and she didn't really have the look down, which was uncharacteristic of Japanese Punk connoisseurs I had seen before.