Jade Jamean Lees (b.1993) is currently based at OUTPOST Studios, Norwich and has been the Head of Aesthetics at OUTPOST Steering Committee since 2017.

Statement 

Focusing on her own interactions with her surroundings, Lees creates performative situations with everyday objects within her home. Areas of protection are transformed into uncanny environments, that become confined in a confused state of what is the home and what is beyond. The ‘here’ and the ‘there’ are intertwined, and our boundaries become boundless. In these corners anxieties arise because of the space that lays in-between, these anxieties get held within Lees’ photographs and sculptural installations. Elements of the outside become elements of the inside in a world where two spaces collide. 

Education

BA (First Class) Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, 2015

Group Shows

OUTPOST Studio Holders show, OUTPOST Studios, Gildengate House, 2018

HOUSEGROUNDPLAN, Nunns Yard, Norwich, 2018

We Came Here to Conquer, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 2017/2018

No Stone Unturned, Nunns Yard, Norwich, 2017

The great anxiety of our times, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, 2017

WCHTC group residency, The Barbershop, Norwich, 2016

WCHTC 2K16, St Margarets, The Church of Art, Norwich, 2016

NUA15, Free Range, London, 2015

Backhanded Relationships - presented by 906 collective, Stew Gallery, Norwich, 2015

 

Projects/Awards/Experience

OUTPOST Steering Committee, Head of Aesthetics (2017 - present)  

We Came Here to Conquer, Collective Member 2016/2018

Bedbound by Summer - Confetti EP, Online EP Artwork, 2016

Shortlisted for the Jennifer Davey Award for Fine Art, Norwich, 2014

Correspondence, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 2014

No Working Title, Tate Modern, London, 2014

Member of The Sainsbury Centres Young Associates, Norwich, 2013/2015

Contact: jadejameanlees@icloud.com

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