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LEE UFAN

Born in 1936 in Haman-gun, Korea.


SOLO SHOWS

 

  • 2016

"Les fragments et la fenêtre", Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France.

Lee Ufan, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte-Réparade, France.

kamel mennour, Paris, France.
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia.

  • 2014

Lee Ufan : Château de Versailles, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Versailles, France.


  • 2013

kamel mennour, Paris.
Relatum, le repos de la transparence, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris.
Dissonance, Chapelle Saint-Laurent – Le Capitole, Arles, France.

 

  • 2012

Asia Society, Houston.

 

  • 2011

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg.
Guggenheim Museum, New York.
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo.

 

  • 2010

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.
Galeria Elvira Gonzàlez, Madrid.

 

  • 2009

Kukje Gallery, Seoul.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris.

 

  • 2008

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels.
Dahlem Museum, Berlin.
Pace Wildenstein, New York.
Lisson Gallery, London.

 

  • 2007

Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Wien.
52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice.

 

  • 2006

Galerie m, Bochum, Germany.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.
Gallery Muramatsu, Tokyo.
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea.
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp.
IBU Gallery, Paris.

 

  • 2005

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama.
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne.

 

  • 2004

Musée St.Louis Fernet Branca, Alsace.
Lisson Gallery, London.

 

  • 2003

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.
Samsung Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul.

 

  • 2002

SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo.

 

  • 2000

Galerie m, Bochum, Germany.
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea.

 

  • 2001

Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea.
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.

 

  • 1999

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris.
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1998

Städtisches Museum im STÄDEL, Frankfurt.
Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Nigata City Art Museum, Japan.
01 Sigong Gallery, Taegoo, Korea.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1997

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan.
Gallery Bhak, Seoul.
Space Shimoda, Tokyo.
Galeire Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris.

 

  • 1996

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Lisson Gallery, London.
Galerie J. Moussion, Paris.
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea.

 

  • 1995

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany.
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany.
Galerie de Paris, Paris.

 

  • 1994

Fondazione Mudima, Milan.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul.
Inkong Gallery, Seoul.

 

  • 1993

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
The Museum of Modern Art Kamakura, Japan.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1992

Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea.
Galerie de Paris, Paris.

 

  • 1991

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan.
Hara Museum ARC, Japan.
Inkong Gallery, Seoul.
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo.

 

  • 1990

Inkong Gallery, Seoul.
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo.
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

 

  • 1989

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany.
Galerie de Paris, Paris.
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1988

The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan.
Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin.
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan.

Monoha, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy.

 

  • 1987

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

 

  • 1986

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Galerie de Paris, Paris.
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1985

Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1984

Galerie de Paris, Paris.
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1983

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo.

 

  • 1982

Studio Marconi, Milano.

 

  • 1981

Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1980

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris.
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo.

 

  • 1979

Gallery Takagi, Nagoya.
Gallery Muramatsu, Tokyo.
Jin Gallery, Seoul.
Marl Sculpture Museum, Germany.

 

  • 1978

Galerie M. Bochum, Germany.
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.
Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
The Antwerp Gallery, Antwerp.
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1977

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris.

 

  • 1976

Gallery Spectrum, Antwerp.
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany.

 

  • 1975

Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris.

 

  • 1974

Tamura Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1973

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1972

Myong-Dong Gallery, Seoul.

 

  • 1971

Pinar Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1970

Tamura Gallery, Tokyo.

 

  • 1967

Sato Gallery, Tokyo.

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

  • 2014

Formes simples, Centre Pompidou Metz, France.

 

  • 2013

Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice.

Lachobsky Collection, dallas, USA.

 

  • 2012

Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.
Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Gladstone Gallery, New York.
Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Summer Group Show 2012, The Pace Gallery, New York.

Art as Magic: Visionary Artists and Their Inner Supernatural World, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan.

 

  • 2011

The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venise.

Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, The Pace Gallery, Beijing.

Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb, The Pace Gallery, New York.

Tricks & Humor, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Japan.

Pure Clay: Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan, RH Gallery, New York.

54th Venice Biennale, Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venise.

In Praise of Doubt, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice.

Aufbruch Malerei une realer Baum, Situation Kunst, Bochum, Allemagne.

Silence and Time, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Etats-Unis.

 

  • 2010

50 years at Pace, PaceGallery, New York.

Painting: Process and Expansion: From the 1950s to the Present Day, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria.

Personal Structures: Time-Space-Existence, Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria.

 

  • 2009

Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venise.
Qui a peur des artistes ? François Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France.
Essential Experience, RISO Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Italy.

 

  • 2008

Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul.
The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milan.
Sotto voce, Yvon Lambert, New York.
1st Poznan Biennale, Poland.

  • 2007

Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle, Wien.
Living in the Material World: Things, in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond, The National Art Center, Tokyo.
L’art de Monet et sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo.
Micro-Narrative, Beograd.

 

  • 2006

La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris.
Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea.
Shelter, National Galerie, Berlin.

 

  • 2005

Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

 

  • 2004

Limpa – Ecole de Limpa, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
L’art au futur antérieur 1975-2004, Musée du Grenoble, France.

 

  • 2003

Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

 

  • 2002

The Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane, Australia.
Les années 70 l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France.

 

  • 2001

Century City, Tate Modern, London
Mono-ha – school of things, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, England.
Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Rome.
Ikiro-be alive, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

 

  • 2000

Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea.
Shanghai Biennale, awarded prize UNESCO, China.
Bernard Frize, Katharina Grosse and Lee Ufan, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt.

 

  • 1999

Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Köln.

 

  • 1998

Sarajevo 2000, Museum Moderna Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien.
Contemporary Art of Korea-Time, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul.
Korean Monochromism, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea.

 

  • 1997

Made in France, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

 

  • 1996

Japon 1970 Mono-ha, Musée d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France.
Projet 8, Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul.
Small Truths, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England.

 

  • 1995

ASIANA-monoha, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice.
Joongang Biennale, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul.
70, Mono- ha, The Museum of Fine Art Gifu, Japan.

 

  • 1994

Scream against the sky, Guggenheims Soho Museum, New York.
Postwar Art in Japan, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama.

 

  • 1993

Spiritual in Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama, Japan.

 

  • 1992

Contemporary Art from Korea, Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
Seven artists of Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan.
Avandguardie Giapponesi Degli Anni 70, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Comune di Bologna, Bologna.

 

  • 1991

Aspects of Contemporary Japanese Art, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, California, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Art Institute, Oregon, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans.

 

  • 1990

Blau, Heidelberger Kunstmuseum, Heidelberg.
Minimal Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

 

  • 1989

Croisement des Signes, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.
Biennale Middelheim Japan, Middelheim Open-Air Museum, Antwerp.
Japan 1989, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent.
Effets de Mirror, Bibliothèque Louis-Aragon, Choisy, France.

 

  • 1988

Monoha, Museo Labatorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome.
Symposium of Olympic Sculpture, Seoul.

 

  • 1987

Mono-ha and Postmono-ha, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo.
Painting 1977-87, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

 

  • 1986

Seoul-Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris.
Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo.
Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy and painting, Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

 

  • 1985

Ecole de Seoul, Seoul.
40 Years of Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo.

 

  • 1984

Wiesbaderner Skulpturentage, Germany.
Trends of Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo.

 

  • 1983

ARS 83 Helsinki, Finland.
M. Kawabata, Lee Ufan and Y.Saito Exhibition, Juda Rowan Gallery, London.

 

  • 1982

Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany.
Material Gets Art, Berlin National Galerie, Berlin.

Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Camden Arts Center, London.

 

  • 1980

Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel.
Contemporary Art in Japan, The Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm.

 

  • 1979

11th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Awarded prize of National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
1st Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Awarded Superlative Prize, Kanagawa, Japan.

 

  • 1978

Z. B. Sculpture, Städtisches Museum im Stadel, Frankfurt.
Focus 78, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris.

 

  • 1977

13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Awarded prize of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Kassel Documenta 6, Germany.
Drawing 5Artists, Minami Gallery, Tokyo.
100 Prints Acquisitions 1973-1976, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

  • 1976

Cagnes-Sur-Mer, International Painting Fair, France.
Ecole de Seoul, Seoul.
2nd Sydney Biennale, Australia.

 

  • 1975

3rd Triennale India, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India.
Contemporary Art of Japan, The Museum of Ietevorg, Stockholm.
Contemporary Art of Japan, Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo.

 

  • 1974

Japan Traditional Gegenwart, Städtisches Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf.
Japanese Art in Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

 

  • 1973

São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo.
11th Contemporary Art Exhibition : A Retrospective 20 Years of Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo and Kyoto.

 

  • 1972

8th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Tokyo.
2nd Seoul Prints Biennale, Seoul.
Napoli International Exhibition, Napoli.

 

  • 1971

7th Paris Biennale, Paris.

 

  • 1970

Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
7th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Tokyo.

 

  • 1969

5th International Young Artists Exhibition, Awarded Prize of Japan Cultural Forum, Tokyo.
9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo.
São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo.

 

  • 1969

Trends in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

 

  • 1968

Contemporary Art of Korea, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Berlin National Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S.A.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan.
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
Kröller-Müller Rijksmuseum, Otterloo, Holland.
Le Musée de Sculpture en Plein Air, Paris, France.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.
São Paulo Art Library, São Paulo, Brazil.
Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway.
Staats Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany.
Stuttgart Staats Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan.
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan.
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan.
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan.
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.
Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czech Republic.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany.
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan.
Tate Modern, London, England.
FNAC, Paris, France.
Städtisches Museum Städel Frankfurt, Germany.
Fondazione Mudima, Milano, Italy.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Korea.
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland.
Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany.
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan.
Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, USA.
Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, USA.
Eclipse Collection, Brussels, Belgium.