Vintage Robot #3, 2018
Graphite on Rives BFK paper
14 x 11 inches
Lee Wells, Vintage Robot #3
Lee Wells (b.1971) is a conceptual artist, independent curator and writer working in New York and Athens Greece. His artwork and projects question systems of power and control and have been exhibited internationally, including the 51st Venice Biennale, 2nd Moscow Biennial, The Guggenheim Museum, NCCA Moscow, PS1/MoMA, and the 1st Mykonos Biennale. He has lectured on contemporary art, technology, and behavioral social psychology at many schools and universities including: Columbia University, Princeton University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon, School of Visual Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Moscow School of Photography, and others. His projects and exhibitions have been reviewed, publications include: The New York Times, The NY Observer, The Art Newspaper, Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America.
Wells was a co-founder of Imperfect Fluids Arts Collective in 1996 which mutated into International Fine Arts Consortium (IFAC Arts) in 2000 which continues till today. Through IFAC, Wells has helped develop numerous collaborative projects including Perpetual Art Machine, the video art portal, The East Village project space Peanut Underground, curator at large for Scope Art Fairs, in addition to continuing his individual art practice. Since 2014, IFAC established an independent platform in Athens Greece which functions as workshop, gallery, cinema, and performance venue.