Daniel Lee is a pioneer of digital photographic images redolent of the taxonomically driven work of Audubon and Darwin. With his Origin series, Lee invites us to contemplate our genetic futures and our reptilian past. What impact will technologies like Crispr cas9 visit on us? Over the past two decades, Lee’s work has continued to inspire the imagery of popular culture. Revisiting his work of the turn of the millennium we begin to entertain questions of authenticity, parallel evolution and self-fulfilling prophecy.
Public Collections

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Taipei Fine Art Museum and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, France; the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, U.S.; the Landes Museum, Linz, Austria; the National Museum of Art in Taiwan; The Wellcome Trust Museum, London, UK; Shanghai Art Museum, China; Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporanea, Spain, Busan Museum of Art, Korea, Sweden Museum of Natural History, Documenta, Germany, White Rabbit Collection, Australia and Wellcome Collection Museum.


  • 2016
    《N•E•X•T》National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    《Looking Glass/Daniel Lee Retrospective》Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
  • 2014
    《Daniel Lee/Metamorphing》OCT Art Center, Shanghai
    《Circus》In-Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
    《Circus》Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    《Trans-Presence》Art Center of Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2012
    《Trace to the Origin: Daniel Lee Retrospective》Luoca Art Center, Xiamen, China
  • 2011
    《Animal Instinct / Photographs of Daniel Lee》San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, U.S.
    《Circus》Bridge Gallery, Beijing
    《Circus》Tangram Art Center, Shanghai
  • 2010
    《Circus》East Gallery, Taipei
  • 2009
    《Then, Now & Next》Tangram Art Center, Shanghai
    《Dreams》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
    《Is by Daniel Lee》at MiMA Workshop, Verona, Italy
  • 2008
    《Dreams》Pata Gallery Contemporary Art, Beijing
    《Daniel Lee 1993-2007 Retrospective》National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    《Daniel Lee 1993-2007 Retrospective》Tsing Hua University, Beijing
    《Daniel Lee》Gallery Now, Seoul
    《Jungle》Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    《Jungle》In-Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
  • 2007
    《Xintiandi》East Gallery, Taipei
    《Xintiandi》Pata Gallery Contemporary Art, Beijing
  • 2005
    《Harvest》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 2004
    《Harvest》East Gallery, Taipei
    《Harvest》Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  • 2001
    《Nightlife》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 1999
    《Origin and Judgment》Cyber 99, Featured Artist, Lisbon
    《Origin》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 1997
    《108 Windows》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 1996
    《Manimals》J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1994
    《Judgment》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 1993
    《Manimals》O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York
  • 1992
    《Color of the Third Kind》Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei


  • 2016
    《Beyond the Frame: New Media Art of Taiwan》Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angelas
    《Me in the Photography》Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
  • 2013
    《Post-Humanist Desire》Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
    《Collecting Is Curiosity》New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, U.S.
  • 2012
    《Wordly House》dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
    《Petersburg Photo Vernissage 2012》CEH Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2011
    《Next Body》Digital Art Festival Huashan Creative Park, Taipei
  • 2010
    《Contemporary Artworks by Taiwan-American Artists》AIT, Taipei
    《Notions Of Time》Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, U.S.
    《A Form of Memories》Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
    《Theriomorphic》Betta Frigieri Arte Contemporanea, Modena, Italy
    《Point of Zero》Doulon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • 2009
    《Metamorphing》NCK University, Tainan, Taiwan
    《Become Human Become Animal》New Society for Visual Arts, Berlin
  • 2008
    《X=Secret》Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
    《Room 19》Kuando Museum of Fine Art, Taipei
    《Ancient Future》Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
    《Art of Taiwan》National Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2007
    《Asian Art Biennale》National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
    《Impermanence》Biennale of Electronic Art in Perth, Perth, Australia
    《X-Generation》Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France
    《Taiwan: From within the Mist》Vancouver Int’ Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver
    《Art & Artifice of Science》Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, U.S.
  • 2006
    《Hiper Design》Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
    《Digiarte 2006》Limonaia of Bardini, Florence
    《In Vivo In Vitro》Ergostasio Center, Athens
  • 2005
    《Hybrid, Featured Artist》Ars Electronica 2005, Linz, Austria
    《Future Face》National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2004
    《Light Conversation》Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston
    《Il Bello e le bestie》Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto Trento, Italy
    《Animal Instincts》Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, California, U.S.
    《Whitstable Biennale, Featured Artist》Whitstable Biennale, Kent, UK
    《Exposed》Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
    《Phantastic Art》Landes Museum, Linz, Austria
    《ArtTaipei 04/Featured Artist》Art Taipei, Taipei
  • 2003
    《Limbo Zone》50th Venice Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Venice
    《Metamorphing, transformation in science, art and mythology》Science Museum, London
  • 2002
    《Gene(sis), Contemporary Art Explores Human Genetics》Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
  • 1999
    《Photography and the Human Soul 1850-2000》Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • 1998
    《Revolution, First Decade of Digital Photo》Museum of Science & Technology, Milan
  • 1996
    《Myth and Magic》California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California, U.S.
    《Il Ritratto Maltrattat》IL Diaframma, Milan
  • 1995
    《Manimals》Galerie du Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse