Nov 4, 2021, 6PM–7:30PM

Weitzman Lecture: Lee Mingwei

Photo courtesy of Museum Villa Stuck, photo: Barbara Donaubauer.

Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in Paris and New York City, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, in which visitors explore these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking and conversation. Lee’s projects are often open-ended scenarios for everyday interaction, and take on different forms and change over the course of an exhibition.

Lee received an MFA from Yale University in 1997, and has held solo exhibitions internationally including at Whitney Museum of American Art (1998), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2000, 2012), The Museum of Modern Art (2003), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2004),Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (2008), Brooklyn Museum (2011), Mori Art Museum (2014), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2015), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2015, 2020), Centre Pompidou (2017, 2018),Gropius Bau (2020), Museum Villa Stuck (2021)and has been featured in biennials in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei, Sydney, Whitney, and Asia Pacific Triennials.

Captioning will be provided for this program in-person and on Zoom. Please contact Natalie Sandstrom, Program Coordinator, at with any questions.


Space is limited* for this program, so registration is required. In-person attendance is only open to Penn faculty, staff, and students. Click here to register via eventbrite.

Based on the revised guideline provided by the University of Pennsylvania, by RSVPing to this event, you attest to being fully vaccinated. You may also attend this event online via Zoom. Please also note that masks will be required in all indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

*In the event we reach capacity, visitors will be admitted on the basis of when they arrive at ICA. Registration on Eventbrite facilitates the check-in process, but does not guarantee entrance.

Anyone may instead choose to attend this program virtually, via Zoom. No registration is required. Click here to join the program on November 4.

For questions, contact Natalie Sandstrom, Program Coordinator at