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Jimmy Lee 李展翹 (b.1993) is an emerging visual art practitioner, researcher, and photographer. He received his formal art education in the UK, earning a PhD from the University of the Arts London and an MFA (with distinction) from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. His mentors included renowned figures such as Anna Fox, Karen Knorr, and Sunil Gupta. Under Fox's supervision, his PhD research delved into the visual representation of trauma and violence, exploring contemporary photographic debates on late photography and refamiliarization.

Lee's artistic practices have been exhibited globally, featuring solo exhibitions in the UK, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, notably at Galerie Meyer (France), Kiang Malingue (Hong Kong), and The Lightbox (UK). In addition to his artistic practice, Lee has a keen interest in curating. He recently curated an image-based exhibition at POINTSMAN (Hong Kong), challenging conventional perceptions of the end of civilization.

Lee's current research focuses on the rapid development of technology and its intersection with imagery. He investigates the ontological meaning of images and their resonance with artificial intelligence, a field also known as promptography. He is dedicated to education and teaches at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, imparting his knowledge to the younger generation.



University of the Arts London, UK

MFA Photography (Distinction)

University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) , UK



The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 164 (2022)


OD Photo Prize (2021)

Judge’s Pick

DANIEL BLAU – 3 UNDER 30 Competition (2021)



Cortona On The Move New Visions (2020)


2019 De Pietri Artphilein Foundation Photobook Project Contest (2020)



Fujifilm Young Talent Award (2019)



Eizo Award (2019)


Loupe Another Graduate Show (2019)


World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2019)




The SOPA (The Society of Publishers in Asia)  Awards (2016)
Excellence in Feature Photography (Group C) Award for Excellence

Solo Exhibition


4 Jul – 5 Aug 2023

Venue: James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK


9 Feb – 12 Feb 2023

Venue: Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam, Netherland

Another day in Paradise

16 Oct – 14 Nov 2021

Venue: 1a space, No.122 To Kwan Wan Road, HK

Hello Stranger

30 Mar – 14 May 2021

Venue: Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, UK


Group Exhibition

Raising The Roof

21 Oct 2023 – 7 Jan 20224

Venue: The Lightbox, Woking, UK 

𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 : opening show

6 Nov – 27 Nov 2022

Venue: Area, 158 Wai Yip St., Kwun Tong, HK

Oh, the Importance of Play!

27 Aug – 10 Sep 2022

Venue: Kiang Malingue, 12 & 13/F Blue Box Factory Building, 25, Hing Wo St, Aberdeen, HK

OD Photo Prize 2021

2 Dec – 7 Dec 2021

Venue: The Old Brick Factory, 51-53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU, UK

3 under 30 (presented by Daniel Blau)

4 Nov – 20 Nov 2021

Venue: Galerie Meyer, 17, rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris, FR

4 views on 1 view: anothermountainman x patrick lee / lau ching-ping / sharon lee / jimmy lee/

14 Aug – 12 Sep 2021

Venue: Lumenvisum, HK

Hong Kong Spot light by Art Basel

26 Nov – 30 Nov 2020

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HK

Participatory Public Lab : To Kwa Wan Community dining room

8 May - 31 May 2020

Venue: 1a space, HK

Light Works

13 Feb - 14 Mar 2019

Venue: Foyer Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Farnham, UK


Flora: Art at the Station

6 Jan - 6 Jun 2018

Venue: Woking Station, Woking, UK

UCA Farnham: Photography Show

6 Jan 2018 – 28 Jan 2018

Venue: The Art Fund Prize Gallery, The lightbox, Woking, UK

Photo Matters: Book And Print Festival

14 May 2016 – 29 May 2016

Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Moments: Images from the Umbrella Movement
17 May 2015 – 31 May 2015

Venue: L3 Common Spaces, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Hong Kong, HK​

Curatorial work

Opaque Shattering, Truth Awakens
4 – 28 May 2024




Beyond the current practice 

Book Size:W260mm x H320mm
Pages: 12 pages + 2 pages (grey board)
Edition: 1st Edition, Feb. 2017 – 400 copies
Language: Chinese, English
Publisher: brownie publishing ltd.

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