Artists

Profile

1997
Invited Professor at Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Currently lives and works in Japan, and France
1961
Graduated from Nihon University, Departement of Philosophy, Tokyo
1936
Born in Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
"Paintings", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2019
"Lee Ufan: Open Dimension", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
"Lee Ufan", Dia:Beacon, New York
"Lee Ufan / Inhabiting time", Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2018
"Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage", Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
2017
"Lee Ufan Chez le Corbusier", La Tourette, France
2016
"Lee Ufan", Château la Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
"Sculpture in the Courtyard: Lee Ufan. The Cane of Titan", State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
2015
"Lee Ufan Color Halation / Space Halation", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2014
"Lee Ufan Versailles", Chateau de Versailles, Versailles
Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
2013
"Dissonance", La Chappelle Saint-Laurent, Arles, France
Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
2012
"Lee Ufan: Relatum – signal", Asia Society, Houston
2011
"Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity", Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010
Lee Ufan Museum open at Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2008
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Dahlem Asian Art Museum, Berlin
2007
The 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, "Resonance", Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice
2005
"Lee Ufan: The Art of Margins", Yokohama Museum, Yokohama
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
2004
Musée St.Louis Fernet Branca, Alsace
2003
Samsung Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2002
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2001
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2000
Galerie m, Bochum
m Bochum Kunstvermittlung, Germany
1999
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris
1998
Stadtische Museum im Stadel, Frankfurt
1997
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris
1996
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Lisson Gallery, London
1995
Galerie m, Bochum
Galerie de Paris, Paris
Stadtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany
1994
Fondazione Mudima, Mirano
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
1993
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan
1992
Galerie de Paris, Paris
1991
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Hara Museum ARC, Japan
1990
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1989
Galerie m, Bochum
Galerie de Paris, Paris
1988
The Museum of fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano
1986
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie de Paris, Paris
1984
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Galerie de Paris, Paris
1983
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1980
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
1978
Galerie m, Bochum
Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1977
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
1976
Galerie m, Bochum
1975
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
1973
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
"SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition", SCAI PARK, Tokyo
2019
"2019 Asian Art Biennale", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
"The Challenging Souls: Yves Klein, Lee Ufan, Ding Yi", Power Station of Art, Shanghai
2017
The 14th Lyon Biennale, Lyon
"Japanorama. Nouveau regard sur la creation contemporaine", Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2016
"Takahashi Collection", Kanatsu Forest of Creation, Fukui
2015
"Takahashi Collection Mirror Neuron", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2014
"Formes Simples", Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
"Making Links: 25 years", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
The 40th anniversary "1974”, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
"The Mirror - Hold the Mirror up to Nature", Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tokyo
The 35th anniversary "Hara Museum Collection", Hara Museum, Tokyo
2013
"Prima Materia", Punta della Dogana, Venice
Rachofsky Collection, Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s and 70s", Dallas
2012
"Tokyo 1955-1970:A New Avant-Garde", Museum of Modern Art, NY
2011
54th Venice Biennale, "The Worlds Belongs to You", Palazzo Grassi, Venice
54th Venice Biennale "The Personal Structures", Palazzo Bembo, Venice
2009
"Infinitum", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
"Qui a peur des artistes?", Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2008
"Sotto Voce", Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
"The Thin Shadow Line", Fondazione Mudima, Milan
2007
Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
"L'Art de Monet et sa Posterite", The National Art Center, Tokyo
2005
"Reconsidering Mono-ha", The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2002
Asia Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
2001
Century City, Tate modern Gallery, London
Contemporary Art of Japan, Kröllermüller museum, Nederland
Mono-ha, Museum Kettle's Yard Cambridge, Engrand
Le Tribu dell' Arte, Contemporary Galerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma
2000
"Kwangjoo Biennale", Korea
"Shanghai Biennale", Shanghai
1999
"Kunstwelten im Dialog", Museum Ludwig, Köln
1998
"SARAJEBO 2000", Museum Moderna Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
1997
"Made in France", Musse National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Ponpidou, Paris
1996
"Japon 1970 Mono-ha", Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
1995
"Asiana", Palazzo Vendramin, Venice
1994
"Scream against the Sky", Guggenheims Solo Museum, New York
1992
"Working with Nature", Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
1990
"Blau", Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
1987
"Le Japon des Avant-Gardes", Musse National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1984
"40 years of Japanese Contemporary Art", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
1983
"ARS 83", Helsinki, Finland
1982
"Meister der Zeichung", Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany
"Material gets Art", National Galerie, Berlin
1980
"Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert", Basel, Switzerland
1977
"Kassel Documenta VI", Kassel, Germany
1973
"Sao Paulo Biennale", Sao Pauro, Brazil
1971
"The 7th Paris Biennale", Paris
1970
"Aspects of New Japanese Art"、The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1969
"Sao Paulo Biennale", Sao Pauro, Brazil
1968
"Contemporary Korean Painting"、The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Collections

ermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
Busan Municipal Museum of Art, Korea
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan
Commanderie de Peyrassol, Flassans-sur-Issole, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Donjon de Vez, France
FNAC, Paris, France
Fondazione Mudima, Milan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czech Republic
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan
Kröller-Müller Rijksmuseum, Otterloo, The Netherlands
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
Lee Ufan Museum, Naoshima, Japan
Le Musée de Sculpture en Plein Air, Paris
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Museum of Art, Osaka,
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Niigata Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Pinault Foundation, Venice
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Korea
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan
São Paulo Art Library, Brazil
Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany
Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway
Space Lee Ufan, Busan, Korea
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany
Städtisches Museum im Städel, Frankfurt
Stuttgart Staatsgalerie, Germany
Sundheim Collection, New York
Sunjae Museum of Art, Korea
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Tate Modern Gallery, London
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Utsunomiya City Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan
Worcester Art Museum, MA