Simon Lee

New York

Keiji Uematsu: Invisible Force

New York,  7 March - 26 April 2019
Hong Kong

Heimo Zobernig

Hong Kong,  26 March - 9 May 2019

Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo: Argo

London,  4 April - 1 June 2019
Forthcoming exhibitions
New York
Image: Angela Bulloch: “…then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something”
2 May - 15 June 2019

Angela Bulloch: “…then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something”

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by British Canadian artist Angela Bulloch at the New York space, for the very first time. The show is comprised of new Night Sky works, prints, sculptures and wall paintings.

Hong Kong
Image: Garth Weiser
15 May - 27 June 2019

Garth Weiser

Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Garth Weiser, the artist’s third with the gallery.

Weiser’s densely layered paintings celebrate and interrogate the possibilities of the genre. His unorthodox and exploratory approach to surface, dimensionality and perception has resulted in a body of work that is as engrossing and revealing, as it is imaginative.

Image: Mel Bochner: Exasperations
5 June - 13 July 2019

Mel Bochner: Exasperations

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new paintings on velvet by American artist Mel Bochner. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

For nearly 60 years Bochner’s intellectual and material analysis of painting, photography and sculpture has yielded ground-breaking works that explore the intersection of linguistic and visual representation. As a leading figure within the conceptual and post-minimal art movements of the 1960s, he experimented in complicating the relationship between image and language. 


Dexter Dalwood: What is Really Happening

Image: Yun Hyong-keun: A Retrospective

Yun Hyong-keun: A Retrospective

Yun Hyong-keun
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
11 May – 24 November, 2019

On the occasion of the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, a major retrospective of Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun (1928 – 2007) will be presented at Palazzo Fortuny by the MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) and MUVE (Civic Museums of Venice). The exhibition will be the first international retrospective show of the artist since his death in 2007 and follows a critically-acclaimed exhibition of his work at MMCA Seoul. The show will focus on Yun’s extraordinary life and work and will present 55 of Yun’s works that span his entire career. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be a meticulous reproduction of Yun’s atelier which will include outstanding works by other artists (Kim Whanki, Jeon Roe-jin and Choi Jongtae), which Yun had in his studio. While recognising his role in the development of Dansaekhwa, this retrospective aims to examine Yun's work in its own right and from a new perspective.

Curator: Kim Inhye, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Image: Yung Hyong-keun, Umber-Blue, 1975

Photo credit: © Yun Seong-ryeol / Courtesy The Estate of Yun Hyong-keun

Image: Donna Huanca: OBSIDIAN LADDER


Donna Huanca
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
28 June – 1 December, 2019

In June 2019 the Marciano Art Foundation will present OBSIDIAN LADDER, the first large-scale solo exhibition in the United States by Donna Huanca. Huanca’s site-specific installation for MAF’s 13,000-square-foot Theater Gallery will reveal a new topography of triggered senses, combining sound, scent, and live performance.

OBSIDIAN LADDER will challenge the space of the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple as a site of projected male power. In a series of regular performances taking place throughout the five-month run of the exhibition, painted femme models will inhabit the Theater Gallery as part of a direct intervention of a space formerly relegated to a secret order of men.

For more information, click here.

Image: Donna Huanca, MUŠḪUŠŠU, 2018

Photo credit: Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery and Peres Projects, Berlin

Image: A Night with Eric N. Mack and Friends

A Night with Eric N. Mack and Friends

Eric N. Mack
Brooklyn Museum, New York
4 April, 2019

Experience Eric N. Mack’s site-specific installation Lemme walk across the room through a series of unique activations organized by the artist. First, Mack and curator Ashley James lead a special tour of the installation. Then, enjoy three artistic responses to Mack’s work. Poet and essayist April Freely offers a poetry set; Devin KKenny and Justin Allen present a new performance that incorporates manipulated found sound and tap dancing with movement, speech, and music; and MHYSA, the pop-star alter-ego of artist E. Jane, performs “Oasis,” which takes inspiration from R&B singer Kelis.

For more information, click here.

Installation view: Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Photography: Jonathan Dorado

Image: Radical 60s Gallery Hop

Radical 60s Gallery Hop

Keiji Uematsu
New York
6 April, 2019

Japan Society Gallery cordially invites you and your guest to a Radical 60s Gallery Hop, an exploration of the experimental art of the 1960s and onward, focusing on Radical Japanese artists! Join Yukie Kamiya, Director of Japan Society Gallery, as we visit four must-see NYC gallery exhibitions, among them Keiji Uematsu: Invisible Force at Simon Lee Gallery  focusing on radical artists from the 1960s and onward.

Saturday, April 6th, 1-5pm 

Image: Keiji Uematsu, Vertical Position, 1973

Image: Keiji Uematsu: Films and Videos 1970–1976

Keiji Uematsu: Films and Videos 1970–1976

Keiji Uematsu
Simon Lee Gallery, New York
25 April, 2019

To coincide with the exhibition of Simon Lee Gallery, New York, Invisible Force, there will be a film screening of the artist’s work, on 25 April. 

For more information, please click here

Image: Keiji Uematsu, Stone/Rope/Man II, 1974

Image: Donna Huanca: LENGUA LLORONA


Donna Huanca
Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
22 March - 01 September, 2019

LENGUA LLORONA is Donna Huanca’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Presented as a site-specific multimedia installation, Huanca brings together painting, sculpture, scent, sound, and performance. The exhibition is organised as coherent organic landscape of islands made of bone-white sand and populated by sixteen monumental oil paintings, which are presented with a series of totem-like steel sculptures.

During the exhibition period, a series of eight performances will activate the exhibition. The models, as Huanca calls her performers, are decorated with paint, pigment, and textiles. Like living paintings, they populate the installation leaving physical body marks on the floor and walls, thus producing a lasting transformation of the space.

For more information, please click here

Installation View: Donna Huanca, LENGUA LLORONA, Copenhagen Contemporary, 2019


Image: New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century

New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century

Josephine Pryde
MoMA, New York
17 March - 15 June, 2019

Today, when technology seems utterly smooth and weightless—composed of invisible waves, wireless signals, abstract codes—New Order explores the ways in which these systems are still stubbornly tied to the physical world and looks at the ways in which contemporary artists, among them Josephine Pryde, use—and misuse—tools and forms. The show features works made since the turn of the millennium that push and challenge the boundaries of technology: upending systems, experimenting with materials, and ultimately inventing novel techniques and substances.

For more information, please click here

Image: Josephine Pryde, It's Not My Body, XII, 2011

Image: Puppets: Theater, Film, Politics

Puppets: Theater, Film, Politics

Paulina Olowska
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
19 March - 23 June, 2019

Puppets: Theater, Film, Politics, situates puppet theatre within the field of art history and within the broader context of the artistic, social, and political changes taking place in Poland in the 1950s and 1960s. The presentation of selected works, artists, and creative hubs, among them Paulina Olowska, has been woven around concepts such as anthropology of the body, pedagogy, or politics. The show’s authors broaden the reflection on the meanings and functions of puppets, asking about their political dimension. They exemplify diverse strategies of their use — from the exploitation of the propaganda repertoire to caricatural and derisive representations of ideological opponents – while highlighting their dangerous potential.

For more information, click here.

Image: Paulina Olowska, The Doll House. After Michał Wasążnik, 2013

Image: Daido Moriyama Hasselblad Award Winner 2019

Daido Moriyama Hasselblad Award Winner 2019

Daido Moriyama
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
October 2019

Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama is the recipient of the 2019 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 13, 2019. A symposium will be held on October 14, followed by the opening of an exhibition of Moriyama’s work at the Hasselblad Center, and the release of a new book about the artist, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

For more information, please click here

Image: Daido Moriyama, Coffee Shop, 1984

Photo credit: © Daido Moriyama / Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Image: Drawing Biennial 2019

Drawing Biennial 2019

João Penalva
Drawing Room, London
20 February – 26 March, 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper, including João Penalva's work. 

Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm

For more information, please click here

Image: João Penalva, Piet Mondrian, Monsieur, 2019

Image: (YOU) Can Speak in the Plura Form

(YOU) Can Speak in the Plura Form

João Penalva
Culturgest Foundation Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon
3 – 17 March, 2019

In October 2018, Caixa Geral de Depósitos employees joined curator Filipa Oliveira’s project of putting together an exhibition of works of the CGD Collection, among them João Penalva's work. The purpose was to go through the method of curating an exhibition and to show how works of art are understood, chosen and installed. It is now time for the 21 amateur curators to show the results of their learning and their findings.

For more information, please click here

Image: João Penalva, Piet Mondrian, (YOU — To be read as “ME”?), 1997

Photography: Laura Castro Caldas / Paulo Cintra

Image: The Source: Works From The South London Gallery Collection

The Source: Works From The South London Gallery Collection

João Penalva
South London Gallery, London
8 March - 26 May, 2019

This display in the first floor galleries of the Fire Station focuses on some of the artists, that ensured that The South London Fine Art Gallery had a permanent home, among them João Penalva, their belief in social reform through art, literature and learning, and the ongoing legacy of their work.

For more information, please click here

Image: João Penalva, The Hair of Mr Ruskin, 1997, collection of the South London Gallery

Photo credit: Courtesy the artist and the Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal.

Photography: Mário Valente

Image: Heimo Zobernig, Piet Mondrian: A Spatial Appropriation

Heimo Zobernig, Piet Mondrian: A Spatial Appropriation

Heimo Zobernig
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
2 March - 2 June, 2019

Heimo Zobernig has developed, for the atrium of the Albertinum, a walk-in spatial installation composed of colored surfaces. Its design harkens back to three sketches by the artist Piet Mondrian, made for a room in the villa of the Dresden art collector Ida BienertFor the walls of the room, Mondrian forsaw a grid that should be painted with yellow, blue, red, and grey color fields. Zobernig creates a spatially and sculpturally experience and transfers this foundational design principle of Mondrian into a walk-in cube that corresponds to the original dimensions of the room and is composed of a construction of nested wooden panels.

For more information, please click here

Image: Heimo Zobernig in Kooperation mit Eric Kläring, Piet Mondrian, Eine räumliche Aneignung, 2019

Photo credit: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Image: Iterations


Paulina Olowska
Presented by the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago proudly presents Iterations, a series of new performance commissions that underline the wide range of artistic practices and attitudes in performance today. Unfolding as an iterative exhibition over the course of three years, starting in 2019 and continuing in 2020 and 2021, and taking place in different durations and in various spaces across the museum, including exhibition and collection galleries, interstitial spaces, and theaters. New works from a broad variety of artists who explore how performance practice is situated in the context of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dates for 2019 have been announced, however the exact dates for 2020 and 2021 are to be confirmed. We can confirm that Paulina Olowska will be amongst those featured in the programme.

For more information, please click here

Installation View: Paulina Olowska, Pavilionesque, a performance at Silencio, Paris, 2015

Photography: Bene Karyotis


Image: Psyche and Politics

Psyche and Politics

Jim Shaw
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
16 March - 16 June, 2019

Psyche and Politics is an exhibition at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden that examines processes and poses the question of how social and political experiences, which are so different all across the globe, can be made visible through art. The exhibition presents the positions of ten international artists, among them Jim Shaw, who deal with the perception of the self and its transformation into the external world. 

For more information, please click here

Image: Jim Shaw, St. George and the Dragon, 2015 


Image: The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke

The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke

João Penalva and Daido Moriyama
Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, València, Spain
22 February, 2019 - 2 February, 2020

The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke shows a selection of works from the Per Amor a l’Art Collection, that constitutes the most important private collection of Japanese photography between 1957 and 1972 outside Japan. The exhibition brings together a selection of images that focuses on the artists, among them João Penalva, involved in the formation of VIVO (1959-1961), as well as the collective responsible for Provoke magazine (Provocative Materials for Thought) (1968). 

For more information, please click here

Installation View: João Penalva, Simon Lee Gallery, London 2015

Image: Twisted Refrain: The Work of Marnie Weber

Twisted Refrain: The Work of Marnie Weber

Marnie Weber
Pasadena City College, CA
19 February - 12 April, 2019

Marnie Weber’s centralizing embrace of the societal fringe mimics our globalized reassessment of the dominant point of view, debunking the old norm for a new model where the previously peripheral moves to center stage. Her world of freaky side-show circus characters, runaway waifs and mobile home denizens are counter-culture oddities recast as empowered models of defiantly capable heroes, or at least battered survivors.

For more information, please click here

Film still:@ Marnie Weber, A Western Song, 2007

Image: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Jim Shaw
Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas
9 February - 22 April, 2019

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder is a new exhibition developed by Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Alejo Benedetti that examines art-world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s contemporary artist interpretations. The exhibition features over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by over 50 artists, among them Jim Shaw.

For more information, please click here

Instalation View: Jim Shaw, at Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, Crystal Bridges

Image: Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection

Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection

Christopher Wool
Hill Art Foundation, NY, USA
9 February – 20 May 2019

Maybe Maybe Not presents an emblematic selection of the work of American artist Christopher Wool. It inaugurates the exhibition program of the Hill Art Foundation, a cultural center conceived to offer broad public access to the seminal collection of contemporary and historical works assembled by J. Tomilson and Janine Hill over the past four decades.

This presentation of paintings, works on paper, photographs and prints encapsulates the evolution of Wool's career, ranging from early experiments to more recent explorations of spontaneous gesture and digital intervention. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2006 

Photo credit: Courtesy Private Collection 

Image: Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy

Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy

Jim Shaw
The Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
2 February – 18 April 2019

Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social media, as well as their media-related facets. The exhibition features various international artists,  including Jim Shaw, and takes as its point of departure the alarming leanings of this development toward what is often much-too-direct speech. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Jim Shaw, Tragedy Display, 2018

Preview: Friday 1 February, 6pm



Image: Atelier E.B: Passer-by

Atelier E.B: Passer-by

Josephine Pryde
Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
21 February - 28 April 2019

A common interest in the history of motifs and retail display inspired designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie to form the Atelier E.B fashion label.

Their first exhibition in France combines contemporary creation, the history of fashion and museum design. It opens with a bespoke showroom for their new collection, Jasperwear, and continues with historical research into the figure of the mannequin, from ancient sculpture to department store windows. It ends with a series of commissions by contemporary artists, among them Josephine Pryde. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Ost End Girls collection 2013, Emma...blanket by Marc Camille Chaimowicz courtesy for Atelier E.B.

Photography: Rob Smith


Image: Desert X 2019

Desert X 2019

Eric N. Mack and Gary Simmons
Coachella Vallery, CA
9 February - 21 April 2019

Desert X presents a group exhibition curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield with Co-Curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, comprised of works by a range of artists including Eric N. Mack and Gary Simmons.  

Desert X® is produced by Desert Biennial, a non-for-profit 501(C)(3) charitable organization founded in 2015 to bring the finest international artists to the Coachella Valley to create art, engage viewers, and focus attention on the valley's environment - its natural wonders as well as socio-political-economic issues that make it vibrant, curious, and exciting. 

For more details please visit the Desert X website.

Image: Eric N. Mack, Halter,  2019 courtesy for Desert X 2019

Photography: Lance Gerber


Image: Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams

Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams

Eric N. Mack
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
19 January - 17 March 2019

Grace Wales Bonner presents the first in a new series of unique projects in the fields of music, fashion, art and design, featuring Eric N. Mack.  Themes of mysticism and ritual permeate Wales Bonner’s exhibition, which explores magical resonances within black cultural and aesthetic practices. 

For more information please visit the website.

Photo credit: © 2019

Image: Mai-Thu Perret: The Blazing World

Mai-Thu Perret: The Blazing World

Spike Island, Bristol, UK
19 January - 24 March 2019

The Blazing World, Perret’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, explores the subject of witchcraft and the relationship between women’s oppression and the emergence of capitalism. In her immersive installation at Spike Island, a theatrical stage recalls sacred forms of architecture and is punctuated with ritualistic sculptures, puppets and textiles.

For more information, please visit the Museum's website. 

Preview: Friday 18 January, 6–9pm

PerformanceWednesday 20 March, 7–8pm