Lee Ufan  (Korean, 1936) 

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Lee Ufan Biography
1936   Born in Kyongnam, South Korea
1956   Moved to Yokohama where he studied philosophy
1961   Graduated from Nihon University, Department of Philosophy, Tokyo, Japan
Awarded prize for critical writing, Tokyo, Japan
1973   Since this time, he has been a professor at the Tama Art University, Tokyo
1997   Appointed guest professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2000   UNESCO Prize (in Shanghai Biennale), Paris-Shanghai, China
2001   13th Praemium Imperiale (Painting), Tokyo, Japan
11th Hoam prize (Art), Seoul
2005   Artists Summit, Kyoto, Japan
  Lives in Tokyo and Paris
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Dissonance, Salle du Capitole, Arles, France
2011 - 2012   Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2011   Marking Infinity, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010   Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009   Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
La Pintura y sus Alrededores, Galerie naechst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Qui a peur des artistes? François Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2008   1st Poznan Biennale, Poland
SOTTO VOCE, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany (solo)
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2007   Micro- Narrative, Belgrad, Serbia
L’Art de Monet et Sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (solo)
52nd Venice Biennale (solo)
2006   Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (solo)
IBU Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea
Shelter, National Galeriel, Berlin, Germany
La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2005   Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France (solo)
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan (solo)
2004   Musée St.Louis Fernet Branca, Alsace, France (solo)
L’art au future antérieur 1975-2004, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
2003   Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Correspondance, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Yokohama Museum of Art (solo)
2002   Les années 70 l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
The Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Scai the Bathhouse, Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc; Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2001   Kunstmusum Bonn, Bonn (solo)
Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
Mono-ha, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
2000   Shanghai Biennale, UNESCO prize, Shanghai, China
1999   Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris, France (solo)
1998   Sigong Gallery, Taegoo, Korea (solo)
Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Nigata City Art Museum, Japan (solo)
Städtisches Museum im Städel, Frankfurt a. M. (solo)
1997   Jeu de Paume, Paris (solo)
Space Shimoda, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Gallery Bhak, Seoul, Korea (solo)
1996   Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Galerie J. Moussion, Paris, France (solo)
1995   Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany (solo)
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie m Bochum, Germany (solo)
1994   The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy (solo)
1993   The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan (solo)
1992   SAGA, Grand Palais, Paris (solo)
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea (solo)
1991   Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy (solo)
1990   Hara Museum ARC, Japan
1989   Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1988   The Museum of Fine Art, Gifu, Japan
1978   Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (exh. cat.)
Galerie m Bochum, Germany (solo)
1976   Galerie m Bochum, Germany (solo)
Literature
2008   The Art of Encounter, revised version, Lisson Gallery, London
2007   The Works of "LEE UFAN" Fondazione Mudima, Milano
2004   The Art of Encounter, Lisson Gallery, London
2002   Un art de la rencontre, Actes Sud, Arles, France
2001   Stopped on the way, Syoshi Yamada, Tokyo
2000   The Art of YOHAKU, Misuzu Shobo, Tokyo
1996   Selected Writings by Lee Ufan, Lisson Gallery, London
1994   The Works "Lee Ufan", Fondazione Mudima, Milan
1993   The Work of "Lee ufan", Toshi Shuppan, Tokyo
1988   Time Flicker, Ozawa Shoten, Tokyo
1986   The Printworks of Lee Ufan 1970-1986, Shirota Gallry, Tokyo
1986   The Works of "Lee Ufan", Bijutsu Shuppansha, Tokyo
1971   The Search for Encounter, Tabata Shoten, Tokyo