Lee Chang Ming is an artist from Singapore working across photography, publishing, video and writing, and is interested in themes of intimacy, gender, environment and the everyday. His practice contemplates the subjective act of looking and the photographic medium as a process, exploring ideas of optics and haptics.

He also runs Nope Fun, an independent publisher and platform focusing on photography and contemporary image making. 
He is currently an MFA student in the Environmental Art & Social Practice programme at UC Santa Cruz.

Contact:
hello@leechangming.com

Links:
Instagram
Nope Fun (founder/editor)
Writing Foto (collaborating editor)

Selected Exhibitions:
2022 - Following Water, Gravy Gallery, Santa Cruz, USA
2022 - Witness, The Neon Heater, Ohio, USA
2022 - Conversations, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore
2021 - Witness, Landmark Gallery, Texas, USA
2021 - Affect Machine: Self-Healing in Post-Capitalism, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2020 - we will have been young, River City Bangkok, Thailand
2020 - we will have been young, Ahla Thit Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
2019 - we will have been young, Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
2019 - we will have been young, Matca Space for Photography, Hanoi, Vietnam
2019 - Beneath the Bodhi & Banyan, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2019 - A Roam of the Mind, Sea World Culture and Arts Centre, Shenzhen, China
2019 - we will have been young, basis, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 - we will have been young, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2019 - Our Lives Elsewhere,  NEVERNEVERLAND, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2018 - Fantasy Island, I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Singapore
2018 - we will have been young, Mambini Projects, Manila, Philippines 
2018 - we will have been young, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018 - we will have been young, NuArt Sculpture Square, Bandung, Indonesia
2018 - Concerned Citizens Showcase, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
2018 - we will have been young, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore
2017 - Session #4: Lee Chang Ming + Cheng Jia Yun, Peninsular, Singapore
2017 - we will have been young, Obscura Festival of Photography, Penang, Malaysia
2017 - Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit, Vitra Design Museum, Germany
2016 - 7th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award, Alliance française de Singapour
2016 - Ways of Being, Knuckles & Notch, Singapore
2015 - Print Lab, Grey Projects, Singapore
2015 - Inter(_____), ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2014 - The Yum and Dangerous Zine Show, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
2014 - sound:frame Vienna Visuals, Vienna Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Recognition & Residencies
2022 - UCSC Arts Research Institute Graduate Student Fellow (United States)
2022 - Objectifs Artist Studio Residency (Singapore)
2022 - Photographer’s Green Book’s Travelers Residency (Online)
2018 - Post-Museum Residency at Zhongshan Building (Malaysia)
2016 - Southeast Asian Masterclass Scholarship by Obscura Festival (Malaysia)
2016 - Finalist, 7th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (Singapore)

Teaching & Speaking
2022 - Artist talk, Fotobook DUMMIES Day Live Radio: Taiwan x Southeast Asia, Athena Books, Taiwan, Taipei
2021 - Instructor, Zine Design Workshop, National Library Board, library@orchard, Singapore
2020 - Artist talk, we will have been young, River City Bangkok, Thailand
2019 - Artist talk, we will have been young, basis, Frankfurt, Germany
2019 - Panel Speaker, Representation, Agency & Censorship in Photography, Ilham Gallery, KL, Malaysia
2019 - Panel Speaker, Making, exchanging and evaluating: The artist and the artist’s book, browsing copy, Singapore
2019 - Artist talk, we will have been young, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore
2018 - Artist talk, we will have been young, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018 - Speaker, Conversations with Lee Chang Ming + Yap Lay Sheng, My Pink Hibiscus, KL, Malaysia
2017 - Artist talk, Session #4: Lee Chang Ming + Cheng Jia Yun, Peninsular, Singapore
2017 - Artist talk, we will have been young, Obscura Festival of Photography, Penang, Malaysia

Selected Publications:
2021 - Personalmagazin, Germany
2021 - Witness, USA
2020 - running to the edge of the world, Cumulus Photo, USA
2019 - Diaspora from the Middle East and North Africa, Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland
2018 - Mynah Magazine #2, Singapore
2017 - DUMMY Magazin 56: Schwule, Germany
2017 - Brownbook 62 – Brutalist Architecture in Tehran, UAE
2016 - BROWNIE Magazine Vol.1 Human Connections, China
2016 - LOST Issue Three, China
2016 - Between Colder Bones, Snöar Press, United Kingdom
2016 - Stolen Ground no. 3 - Ease, Canada
2015 - Neptún Issue #03, Iceland
2015 - LO FI #5: Memory, Singapore
2015 - Encounters #5: Everyday, Singapore
2015 - Ellipsis Journal Issue B, Singapore
2014 - Catalan Footballers, Singapore. 2014
2014 - Overlook, Singapore
2013 - Subbacultcha!, the Netherlands
2013 - Super Special 12, Vuu Collective, USA
2013 - Super Special 11, Vuu Collective, USA
2013 - Galavant Magazine Issue No.2, Singapore
2012 - 3:10 Issue 3, Singapore
2011 - Romka Magazine #6, Germany
2011 - If You Leave #2, UK

Interviews:
2022 - Conversations, Objectifs
2021 - building a house 
2021 - Art Books as Art Monographs, Zines & Photo Books, Episode 2
2019 - Object Lessons Space
2018 - CNN Style
2017 - TAG TAG TAG
2015 - Stolen Ground Publishing
2015 - PhotoArtMag
2014 - Mull It Over
2013 - ILOVETHATPHOTO
2013 - zzzzoom
2011 - Ruby Tuesday
2011 - Cerulean Collective
2011 - Hard Workers Club

Selected Online Features:
2022 - Fraction Magazine
2018 - Swing
2018 - The Arts Factory Magazine
2016 - Fisheye Magazine
2016 - TRIP
2015 - VICE (United States)
2015 - (not) common people
2015 - Stolen Ground Publishing
2015 - Indie Photobook Library
2015 - Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
2014 - Lostravellers
2014 - Obscured: Wander
2014 - Mutantspace
2014 - The Ones We Love
2014 - Purr Magazine
2014 - Phases Magazine
2014 - KVNTRN
2013 - this isn't happiness
2013 - VICE (Deutschland)
2013 - The 405
2013 - Republic X
2013 - v-e-l-l-u-m
2013 - Lint Roller
2013 - Inspiration Hut
2013 - 5 on 1
2012 - Culturepush
2012 - Calm In Trees
2012 - Collarbones Magazine #1
2011 - the tremendous family
2011 - CZE Magazine: White Issue
2011 - Tourisms: A guide to Singapore with Chang Ming
2011 - Trust Me Magazine #4: Fur, Hair and Beards Issue
2011 - Saccades Project
2011 - Ladder to the Stars






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