Born 1957 in Kaohsiung of southern Taiwan, Lee Ming-tse lived and worked in Taipei in the 1980s and moved back to Kaohsiung in the early 1990s until now. Lee gained his fame in his 1996 exhibition “The Front & Rear Ends of Formosa” held at Taipei Fine Arts Museum. He was invited to show in the second edition of Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, and Taipei Biennial “The Quest for Identity” in Taipei Fine Arts Museum in the same year. The following year, the artist participated in “Taiwan: Facing Faces” at the National Pavilion of Taiwan in the 47th Venice Biennale.  Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts held a major exhibition for Lee, “I Love Taiwan and Love Southern Taiwan Even More” in 2009.