Serena Lee

Serena Lee layers cinema, performance, voice, image and text to map a political grammar of harmony. Modeling belonging and power through polyphony, she practises and collaborates internationally. With the Read-in research group she explores the embodied, situated, and political aspects of collective reading aloud. Serena holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Associate Certification in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada. Active with various Canadian cultural organizations, she has worked as an educator in Experiential Learning at OCAD University. Serena is third-generation Chinese-Canadian and was born in Toronto.

Artist Code: 2047


The light is part of the offering

2021, 06:40 minutes, Colour, English, Cantonese/Chinese

Detached Brick

2018, 09:21 minutes, Colour, English

Kinds of Caves and Wholes and Parts (single channel video)

2018, 05:00 minutes, colour, English, French

Kinds of Caves and Wholes and Parts (performance)

2017, 05:02 minutes, Colour, English, French


2016, 06:48 minutes, colour, English, French, German, Dutch (with English subtitles)

The Taste of The Name

2015, 10:13 minutes, colour, English, French

The Best of Las Vegas

2015, 02:36 minutes, colour, English

Neapolitan Sixth: walk around the rock

2013, 06:15 minutes, colour, English

Autograph (Installation, from Three Shapes of a Note)

2011, 05:00 minutes, colour, No language

SYNCOPATION (video documentation of performance)

2011, 02:15 minutes, colour, English

Autograph (Installation)

2011, 05:00 minutes, colour, no language

Smooth Transitions

2010, 03:18 minutes, colour, English

To Master Any Song in Any Key

2008, 04:20 minutes, colour, English


2007, 06:18 minutes, colour, English, French

Critical Writing