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.
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.
BA (First Class) Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, 2015
OUTPOST Studio Holders show, OUTPOST Studios, Gildengate House, 2018
HOUSEGROUNDPLAN, Nunns Yard, Norwich, 2018
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
We Came Here to Conquer, Collective Member 2016/2018
Shortlisted for the Jennifer Davey Award for Fine Art, Norwich, 2014
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