Last year Billy attended the opening of the Beijing International Art Beinnale where his sculpture is included. He was also invited to present a paper “the influence of technical progress to the development of sculptural forms” at the 16th International China Sculpture Forum. All the papers presented will also be published in the National Sculpture Magazine of China.
Commission in Suzchou, China for the Intercontinental Hotel. The sculpture is a 3m high plate steel sculpture.
Invited to participate in the Cairo Biennale.
2010 Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium, UAE (ADISS)
Billy Lee designed and fabricated a 20 foot diameter polished stainless steel sculpture with Arabic calligraphy, reflecting the culture and environment of Abu Dhabi.
He also published an article, “The First International Abu Dhabi Symposium” in the Middle Eastern magazine, Contemporary Practices, Visual Arts from the Middle East.
Seventeen international sculptors were invited to each make a large outdoor sculpture for the city of Abu Dhabi. The ADISS event is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and under the guidance of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It was organized by Zayed University – a globally accredited university, in collaboration with the Salwa Zeidan Gallery – one of the most prominent art galleries in the country, with strategic partners such as the Municipality of Abu Dhabi and the Armed Forces Officers Club. These sculptures are the first to initiate Sheikh Nahayan’ s vision of a cultural city with artistic landmarks. This is the first collection of public art in Abu Dhabi and will be installed along the fashionable walkway of the Corniche for a year before being permanently placed throughout various parts of the city. The symposium also consisted of a series of lectures and panel discussions given by the artists at Zayed University for the students and community.