Noelle Lee

Noelle Lee (Yinnuo/Yannok/Ayan/李茵諾) is an interdisciplinary artist based in the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) unceded territories, otherwise known as Vancouver. They are Peranakan (Hokkien-Sulawesi), Chinese-Canadian, and Hong Kong-Chinese. Stemming from an interest in migration, his practice looks at new imaginaries that go beyond binaries, drawing from hybrid realities and contradictory histories. They are especially interested in tracing the spatial and temporal cross-pollination that occurs throughout language, food, garment, and belief. Her work thinks through networks of local and global infrastructure, functioning through a place of trial and error, with continuous questioning of the new imaginary that is being posited. Their material practice is land-based, ranging from gardening for natural textiles, dyes, and foods, to an investigation in conceptual and digital technologies. 

Last updated: May 5, 2024