in Frieze Seoul | 31 AUG 22

Nikki S. Lee: Yours

A young woman who has lost her father asks to keep a small portion of his ashes 

in Frieze Seoul | 31 AUG 22

2015 / single channel video / 8min 41sec

Yours is a short film about a young woman who goes through the loss of her father. After getting permission to keep a small portion of his cremated remains, she keeps the ashes in a small cup with a lid. She reminisces about her late father in her own particular ways.   

About Nikki S. Lee

Korean American artist and filmmaker Nikki S. Lee (b. 1970, Geochang, South Korea) lives and works in Seoul. After earning her BFA at Chung-ang University in 1993, she moved to New York City a year later and earned an M.A in photography at NYU in 1998. Lee’s collective body of work investigates notions of identity and uses of vernacular photography. She is best known for her ‘Projects’ (1997-2001) and ‘Parts’ (2002-2005) series and a film titled A.K.A Nikki S. Lee, made in 2006. Lee has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, and the New York Times. Her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju Biennale, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), and many more. 

Screened as part of Frieze Film at Frieze Seoul 2022