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Lisa LeeAssociate 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, author. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, September 2017

Isa Genzken - Lisa Lee

Isa Genzken (October Files), editor, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 2015.

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


Critical Laboratory - Lisa Lee
Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn, co-editor with Hal Foster, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, August 2013.



"Hirschhorn's Dilemma, or How Not to Ride Two Horses at Once," Oxford Art Journal 43/3, Forthcoming

"Opacities and Matrices: Leslie Hewitt's Riffs on Real Time," in Leslie Hewitt. New York: Osmos Books, October 2018

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

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

"`Im Anfang war die Bekleidung': Isa Genzken's Clad Columns," Pidgin 9, September 2010

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

Edited Volumes

Isa Genzken (October Files), editor, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 2015

Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn, co-editor, MIT Press, Massachusetts, August 2013