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Lisa LeeDirector of Graduate StudiesAssociate Professor


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Postwar and contemporary artistic practice, with an emphasis on sculpture
  • questions of publicness and politics in art
  • materiality
  • intersection of art and architecture
  • legacy of the avant-garde
  • German art of the 20th and 21st centuries

Selected publications


Isa Genzkin

Isa Genzken: Scupture as World Receiver (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, September 2017)

Isa Genzken - Lisa Lee

Isa Genzken (October Files) (ed.) (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2015)

Isa Genzken: Retrospective - Lisa Lee
“Isa Genzken: Model Citizen,” catalogue essay in Isa Genzken, Retrospective: Dedicated to Jasper Johns and Myself (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, November 2013)


Critical Laboratory - Lisa Lee
Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn, eds. Lisa Lee and Hal Foster (Cambridge: The MIT Press, August 2013)



"Hirschhorn's Dilemma, or How Not to Ride Two Horses at Once," Oxford Art Journal 43/3 (2020): 403-426

"Opacities and Matrices: Leslie Hewitt's Riffs on Real Time," in Leslie Hewitt, ed. Leslie Hewitt (New York: Osmos Books, October 2018), 104-108

"Bodies Politic," catalogue essay in The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture (London: Hayward Gallery, June 2014), 42-47 

"Isa Genzken: Model Citizen," catalogue essay in Isa Genzken, Retrospective: Dedicated to Jasper Johns and Myself (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 2013), 254-270

"`Im Anfang war die Bekleidung': Isa Genzken's Clad Columns," Pidgin 9 (September 2010): 138-147

"Make Life Beautiful! The Diabolic in the work of Isa Genzken (A Tour through Berlin, Paris, New York)" October 122 (Fall 2007): 209-214

Edited Volumes

Isa Genzken (October Files) (ed.) (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2015)

Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn (co-ed.) (Cambridge: The MIT Press, August 2013)