Artists

Profile

1997
Invited professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1961
Graduated from Nihon University, Departement of Philosophy, Tokyo
1956
Interrupted studies at Seoul National University and came to Japan
1936
Born in Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
"Lee Ufan: 15th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo," National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"Lee Ufan: Matter in Contact," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2021
“Lee Ufan: Requiem,” Les Alyscamps, Arles, France
2020
"Paintings," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2019
"Lee Ufan: Open Dimension," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
"Lee Ufan," Dia:Beacon, New York, USA
"Lee Ufan: Inhabiting time," Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2018
"Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage," Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
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, Russia
2015
"Lee Ufan: Color Halation / Space Halation," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2014
"Lee Ufan Versailles," Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France
"Lee Ufan," Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013
"Lee Ufan: Tension précaire," La Chappelle Saint-Laurent, Arles, France
Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
2012
"Lee Ufan: Relatum - signal," Asia Society Texas Canter, Houston, USA
2011
"Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity," Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2010
Lee Ufan Museum open at Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2008
"Lee Ufan," The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Dahlem Asian Art Museum, Berlin, Germany
2007
The 52nd La Biennale di Venezia "Resonance," Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice, Italy
2005
"Lee Ufan: The Art of Margins," Yokohama Museum, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
2004
Musée d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca, St.Louis, Alsace, France
2003
Samsung Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
2002
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2001
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2000
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
m Bochum Kunstvermittlung, Germany
1999
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris, France
1998
Stadtische Museum im Stadel, Frankfurt, Germany
1997
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
1996
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1995
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
Stadtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany
1994
Fondazione Mudima, Mirano, Italy
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
1993
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
1992
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
1991
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
1990
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
1989
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
1988
The Museum of fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
1986
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
1984
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
1983
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1980
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France
1978
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
1977
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France
1976
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
1975
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France
1973
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

Public Collections

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