Gwen Lee
Singapore, Director of DECK and the Singapore International Photography Festival

Lee is a co-founder of the biennale Singapore International Photography Festival inaugurated in 2008, and a co-founder of DECK, an independent container art space dedicated to photography that launched in 2014. She has years of experience in the field of arts and culture having spent many years working in museums and galleries. She is also the co-founder and managing director of 2902 Gallery in Singapore. Under her directorship, 2902 Gallery was instrumental in showcasing contemporary Southeast Asian photography in Singapore and at international art fairs.

Lee has curated various photography showcases in Asia, and has been invited as a jury member in Europe & Asia. In 2010, she was nominated and awarded with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Culture award for her contribution to the Singapore arts scene. In the past 5 years, she has been participating actively as a portfolio reviewer in UK, China, Korea, Japan and Singapore, and has participated in curatorial study trips in Germany and Denmark. In 2016, Lee curated the first solo exhibition of Daido Moriyama in Singapore tracing Moriyama’s early works between 60s to 80s. Most recently, she has completed a project with Steidl Publishing with 8 photobooks by 8 Asian photographers releasing this year Autumn/Winter.


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