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Hatje Cantz Publishers
"Lee just wants to belong. And from the look of it she does. In each of her series…whether she poses as a stripper, a school girl or a race bending hip hop chick-- she makes us reconsider our most basic assumptions about people" Time Out New York
"Lee assimilates herself into select 'closed communities'... Like a method actor she intimately adopts their lifestyle and image… no matter how many groups Lee infiltrates , her Projects never become redundant. Flash Art
"… the book.Nikki S. Lee:Projectsallows viewers to study Lee's oeuvre in its fascinating, hilarious entirety." Artforum
Essay by Russell Ferguson. Edited by Lesley A. Martin in association with Umbrage Editions.
"For weeks, or even months she immerses herself in a cumminity or cultural milieu--lesbians, drag queens, Ohio Trailer- park dwellers, skateboaders, senior citizens, Hispanic or Japanese street kids-- meticulously adopting its codes of dress and behavior and its living habits." Maurice Berger, Art Journal
Nikki 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.