LEE Gwen

Director of DECK / Director of Singapore International Photography Festival



After 6 years in the museum industry, Lee went on to pursue her first love for photography.


In 2008, she established 2902 Gallery, and followed by the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), a biennale international photography platform. In 2010, she received an arts award from Japan Chamber of Commerce & Trade for her contribution to the arts community. In 2013 she is invited on a curatorial trip in Germany organised by Goethe Institut Singapore. In 2012, SIPF received seed grant to establish the photography education for public. With passion to do more for the community, Gwen and her team built an independent container art space “DECK” with all year-­‐round programme and residency for photographers. In 2015, DECK is awarded President’s Design Award 2015 (Singapore) for its innovative design in revitalising urban space for the arts. In 2016, DECK is one of the 3 visual arts space in Singapore to receive National Arts Council Major Company Grant to develop its organisation ability and photography programme. Her curatorial projects includes We Defining Stories at National Museum of Singapore, After Becker at DECK (2014),Flux Reality: Contemporary Photography from China at Art Science Museum Singapore (2014), Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books 1960s-­‐1980s, and Steidl 101 Photobook exhibition with Steidl publishing (2016). Lee has given lecture on professional development for photographers, and participates as jury for competition, and portfolio reviewer in Asia and Europe.

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