Lee Bul

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


Awards
Award2019Ho-Am Prize for The ArtsThe Ho-Am Foundation(KR)
Award2016OfficierOrdre des Arts et des LettresParis (FR)
Award2014Noon AwardGwangju BiennaleGwangju (KR)
Award2000Young Artist of the Year AwardMinistry of Culture(KR)
Honour1999Menzione d’Onore48th Venice BiennaleVenice (IT)
Award1998Finalist, Hugo Boss PrizeGuggenheim Museum SoHoNew York City, New York (US)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2019Interlude: PerduLehmann MaupinNew York City, New York (US)
Solo exhibition2018Lee Bul: CrashMartin-Gropius-BauBerlin (DE)
Solo exhibition2015Lee Bul: Aubade IIIPalais de TokyoParis (FR)
Group exhibition2015Storylines: Contemporary Art at the GuggenheimSolomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York City, New York (US)
Solo exhibition2014MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2014: Lee BulNational Museum of Modern and Contemporary ArtSeoul (KR)
Solo exhibition2012From me, belongs to you onlyMori Art MuseumTokyo (JP)
Group exhibition2008Life? Biomorphic Forms in SculptureKunsthaus GrazGraz (AT)
Group exhibition2005Visions of the BodySeoul Museum of ArtSeoul (KR)
Group exhibition2001The Collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art21st Century Museum of Contemporary ArtKanazawa (JP)
Solo exhibition2000Fukuoka Asian Art MuseumFukuoka (JP)
Group exhibition2000Der anagrammatische KörperZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und MedienKarlsruhe (DE)
Group exhibition2000Au-delà du SpectacleCentre Georges PompidouParis (FR)
Solo exhibition1999Korean Pavilion48th Venice BiennaleVenice (IT)
Group exhibition1989Abortion, PerformanceDong Soong Art CenterSeoul (KR)
Group exhibition1988Anti-IdeaTotal Museum of Contemporary ArtSeoul (KR)


Artworks in Collections
Tate ModernLondon, England (UK)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York City, New York (US)
Seoul Museum of ArtSeoul (KR)
Fukuoka Asian Art MuseumFukuoka (JP)
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary ArtSeoul (KR)


Publications
Monography2008Lee Bul: On Every New ShadowLee Bul978-2869250796Paris (FR) Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
Monography2012Heibonsha LtdLee Bul - from Me, Belongs to You OnlyLee Bul978-4582206678Tokyo (JP) Mori Art Museum
Monography2004MonstersLee Bul978-2711842650Paris (FR) Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN)
Monography2018König, WaltherLee BulStephanie Rosenthal978-3960983293Cologne (DE) König, WaltherHayward Gallery, London 2018 | Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 2019 | Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul 2019
Monography2002Lee Bul - The Monster ShowJ-L Poitevin978-2848450094Dijon (FR) 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
French Order of Arts

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