Florence Yuk-ki Lee is a media artist and experimental animation filmmaker. Her work takes the forms of experimental animation, moving-image based installation, painting and art publishing. Assembling and staging ephemeral bodies, personal stories, and poetic visual metaphors in her practice, Lee unearths ideas and inspirations from her daily encounters in Hong Kong—the city where she grew up—to investigate the multilayered connection between herself and her cultural identity. Her animation works comprise digitally hand-drawn frames that flow seamlessly from one to another, evoking numerous micro-narratives summoned from her personal experiences, urban aesthetics and social shifts. Emotionally charged, Lee’s work extracts the poetic from the mundane to explore the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Born in 1994 and raised in Hong Kong,  Lee attended Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London where she primarily studied moving image, graduating with a BA in 2016.  She later obtained an MFA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong in 2021. She has participated in exhibitions and screenings at M+ Museum; Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France; Animafest Zagreb in Croatia; Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland; Art Central; MOU PROJECTS; 10 Chancery Lane Gallery; Centre Pompidou online video series; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Mill6 CHAT and AIRSIDE, among others. Solo exhibition includes ‘Broken heart pieces disco ball’, (MOU PROJECTS, 2023) and ‘Let it sprout beneath my skin’, (Artside Gallery, 2024).

Her animation works include Park Voyage, 2022 (Commissioned by M+ Museum, Hong Kong) and the award-winning Elephant in Castle, 2021. Lee has recently completed her third animated short film, You build a home in my mind (2023), funded by the Animation Support Program in Hong Kong.

Lee currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

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Monday Nov 5 2018
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