Lee Bul

TypeFemale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia
Document CV
Review Art Basel
Review Deutschlandfunk
Institutions/museums Detailed information from Lehmann Maupin


Awards
Award2019Ho-Am Prize for The ArtsSouth Korea
Award2016OfficierOrdre des Arts et des LettresParis, France
Award2014Noon AwardGwangju BiennaleGwangju, South Korea
Award2000Young Artist of the Year AwardMinistry of CultureRepublic of Korea
Honour1999Menzione d’Onore48th Venice BiennaleVenice, Italy
Award1998Finalist, Hugo Boss PrizeGuggenheim Museum SoHoNew York, USA


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2019Interlude: PerduLehmann MaupinNew York, USA
Solo exhibition2018Lee Bul: CrashMartin Gropius-BauBerlin, Germany
Solo exhibition2015Lee Bul: Aubade IIIPalais de TokyoParis, France
Group exhibition2015Storylines: Contemporary Art at the GuggenheimSolomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York, USA
Solo exhibition2014MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2014: Lee BulNational Museum of Modern and Contemporary ArtSeoul, South Korea
Solo exhibition2012From me, belongs to you onlyMori Art MuseumTokyo, Japan
Group exhibition2008Life? Biomorphic Forms in SculptureKunsthaus GrazGraz, Austria
Group exhibition2005Visions of the BodySeoul Museum of ArtSeoul, South Korea
Group exhibition2001The Collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art21st Century Museum of Contemporary ArtKanazawa, Japan
Solo exhibition2000Fukuoka Asian Art MuseumFukuoka, Japan
Group exhibition2000Der anagrammatische KörperZKMKarlsruhe, Germany
Group exhibition2000Au-delà du SpectacleCentre Georges PompidouParis, France
Solo exhibition1999Korean Pavilio48th Venice BiennaleVenice, Italy
Group exhibition1989Abortion, PerformanceDong Soong Art CenterSeoul, Südkorea
Group exhibition1988Anti-IdeaTotal Museum of Contemporary ArtSeoul, South Korea


Artworks in Collections
Tate ModernLondon, England
The Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York, USA
Seoul Museum of ArtSeoul, South Korea
Fukuoka Asian Art MuseumFukuoka, Japan
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary ArtSeoul, South Korea


Publications
Monograph2008Lee Bul: On Every New ShadowLee Bul978-2869250796Paris Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Monograph2012Heibonsha LtdLee Bul - from Me, Belongs to You OnlyLee Bul978-4582206678Tokyo Mori Art Museum
Monograph2004MonstersLee Bul978-2711842650Paris Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN)
Monograph2018König, WaltherLee BulStephanie Rosenthal978-3960983293Köln König, WaltherHayward Gallery, London 2018 | Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 2019 | Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul 2019
Monograph2002Lee Bul - The Monster ShowJ-L Poitevin978-2848450094Dijon Le Consortium


2019
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Awards

, South Korea
Ho-Am Prize for The Arts

2019
2016
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Awards

Paris, France

2016
1989
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Exhibitions

Seoul, South Korea
Abortion, Performance

1989
1987
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Education

Seoul, South Korea
BFA, Sculpture, Hongik University

1987
1964
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Born

Yeongju, South Korea

1964
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Places of residence

Seoul, South Korea

Provocative and inventive, Lee Bul (이불) is one of the leading Korean artists of her generation. Though she has worked in performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video, she is most known for her monstrous sculptures, cyborgs and utopian landscapes. Born to dissident parents during the military dictatorship of Park Chung-Hee in South Korea, Lee emerged in the 1990s through works that channelled the emotional impact of political persecution and restrictive gender roles into visual form. Since then, the artist has investigated human desires for perfection and stability and the implications of technology in the contemporary world.

https://ocula.com/artists/lee-bul/ (03.11.2020)

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Via Negativa II photo Via Negativa II 2014 Lee Bul 
Willing to be Vulnerable photo Willing to be Vulnerable 2016 Lee Bul