LEE, U-FAN

Lee U-fan (Korean, b. 1936- )
 

1936  Born in Korea
1956  Interrupted studies at Seoul National University and went to Japan
1961 Graduated from Nihon University, Department of Philosophy, Tokyo, Japan
1969 Leads the Mono-ha movement after having successfully attracted artists following until then the vision tricks trends launched around 1968, Tokyo, Japan

1973-2007 Professor of Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Invited professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2001 11th Ho-Am Prize, Seoul, Korea
        13th Praemium Imperiale (Painting), Tokyo, Japan
2005 Artists Summit, Kyoto, Japan
2010 Lee Ufan Museum opens, Naoshima, Japan
 


Selected Solo Exhibitions


1967 Sato Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1970, ’74 Tamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1973, ’77, ’80, ’86, ’89, ’93, ’99, ’08 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1975, ’77, ’80 Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France
1976, ’78, ’89, ’95, ’00, ’06 Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
1978 Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
1978 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
1978, ’84, ’87, ’90, ’94, ’97, ’03, ’11 GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
1979 Marl Sculpture Museum, Marl, Germany
1984, ’86, ’89, ’92, ’95 Galerie de Paris, Paris, France
1988 The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
1988 Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
1991 Hara Museum ARC, Gumma, Japan
1992, ’96, ’01, ’06 Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea
1993 The Museum of Modern Art Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
1994 Fondazione Mudima, Milano, Italy
1994 The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
1995 Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany
1996, ’04, ’08 Lisson Gallery, London, UK
1997    Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
1998 Städtisches Museum im Städel, Frankfurt, Germany
1999 Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris, France
2001 Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
2002, ’07, ’11 SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2004 Musée Fernet Branca St. Louis, Alsace, France
2005 Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
2005 Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
2006 Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
2007 Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
2007 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice, Italy
2008 The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany
2008 Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA
2009 Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2010 Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2010 Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
 


Selected Group Exhibitions


1969, 73 Sāo Paulo Biennale, Sāo Paulo, Brazil
1970 Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1971 7th Paris Biennale, Paris, France
1973 A Retrospective 20 Years of Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1974 Japan Traditional Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
1975 3rd Triennale India, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India
1976 2nd Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
1977 Kassel Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
1980 Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel, Switzerland
1982 Internationale Jugendtriennale + Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
1982 Material Gets Art, Berlin National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1983 ARS 83 Helsinki, Finland
1985  40 Years of Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1986-87 Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1990 Blau, Heidelberger Kunstmuseum, Heidelberg, Germany
1991 Working with Nature, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
1994 Screaming against the sky, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, USA
1995 ASIANA-monoha, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy
1996 Japon 1970 Mono-ha, Musée d’art Moderne, Sain-Etienne, France
1997 Made in France, Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1998 SARAJEBO 2000, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung, Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
1999 Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2000 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2000 Shanghai Biennale, UNESCO prize, Shanghai, China
2001 Century City, Tate Modern, London, England
2001 Mono-ha, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
2001 Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2002 The Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2002 Les années 70 1'art en cause, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
2003 Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004 L’art au future antérieur, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
2005 Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2006 La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2006 Shelter, National Galeriel, Berlin, Germany
2006 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2007 Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2007 L’Art de Monet et Sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Micro-Narratives, Legacy House, Belgrade, Serbia
2008 Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
2008 SOTTO VOCE, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
2008 1st Poznan Biennale, Posen, Poland
2009 Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2009 Qui a peur des artistes?, François Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2009 Essential Experiences, RISO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Sicilia, Italy
2010 Prozess and Expansion, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
 50 Years at Pace, New York, USA
2011 Le monde vous appartient, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Time, Space, Existence, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, Pace Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China