Lee ufan

Lee ufan

Lee Ufan was born in Kyongnam, Korea in 1936. He lives between Paris and Japan. In many ways, his practice is a metaphor for the austere simplicity and philosophical point of view that the artist embodies in his work. Lee Ufan allows the essence of the steel and stone to speak for itself, without any artifice. His paintings in a reduced vocabulary, offer the viewer a unique perspective on the nature of the painting process and provoke an intense spiritual response in the latter. Lee Ufan’s work combines an aesthetic vibration coupled with a deep resonance and calm; a tangible sense of subtle energies, which are the internal mechanism found in all of the artist’s works.

Awards

2005 


Artists Summit, Kyoto


 


2000  


UNESCO Prize (in Shanghai  Biennale), Paris-Shanghai 


13th Praemium Imperiale (Painting), Tokyo


 


1997  


Invited professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris


 


1973 through 2007 


Professor of Tama Art University, Tokyo


 


1969 


Leads the Mono-ha movement after having successfully attracted artists following until then the vision tricks trends launched around 1968, Tokyo


Solo exhibitions

2012


Maison Jean Vilar, Avignon (France)


 


2011


Guggenheim Museum, New York


 


2010


Blum & Poe, Los Angeles


Galerie Elvira Gonzàlez, Madrid


 


2009


Kukje Gallery, Seoul


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


 


2008 


The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels


Dahlem Museum, Berlin


Pace Wildenstein, New York


 


2007 


Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Wien


 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice


 


2006  


Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp


 IBU Gallery, Paris


 


2005  


Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama


Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne


 


2004  


Musée St.Louis Fernet Branca, Alsace


 


2003  


Samsung Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul


 


2002  


SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo


 


2001  


Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany


 


1999


 Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris


 


1998   


Städtisches Museum im STÄDEL, Frankfurt


Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Nigata City Art Museum, Japan


 


1998, 01  


Sigong  Gallery, Taegoo, Korea


 


1997 


Gallery Bhak, Seoul


Space Shimoda, Tokyo


Galeire  Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris


 


1996


Lisson Gallery, London


Galerie J. Moussion, Paris


 


1995  


Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany


 


1994


Fondazione Mudima, Milano


The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul


 


1993 


The Museum of Modern Art Kamakura, Japan


 


1992, 96,00, 01, 06  


Konggan  Gallery, Busan, Korea


 


1991, 97  


Lorenzelli Arte, Milano


Hara Museum ARC, Japan


 


1990, 91, 94  


Inkong Gallery, Seoul


 


1988 


The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan


Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin


Padiglione  D’Arte Contemporanea, Milano


 


 


1985, 90, 99  


Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo


 


1984, 86, 89, 92, 95  


Galerie de Paris, Paris


 


1982  Studio Marconi, Milano


 


1980, 83, 86, 89, 91  


Gallery Ueda, Tokyo


 


1979 


Gallery Takagi, Nagoya


 


1979, 06  


Gallery Muramatsu, Tokyo


 


1979


 Jin Gallery, Seoul


Marl Sculpture Museum, Germany


 


1978 


The Antwerp Gallery, Antwerp


 


1978, 81, 84, 86, 89, 93, 98, 01, 06  


Shirota Gallery, Tokyo


 


1978, 84, 87, 90, 97, 03  


Gallery Hyundai, Seoul


Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark


 


1976, 78, 89, 95, 00, 06  


Galerie m, Bochum, Germany


 


1976  


Gallery Spectrum, Antwerp


 


1975,77, 80 


Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris


 


1973, 77, 80, 83, 86, 89, 91, 93, 95, 96, 99, 08  


Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo


 


1971 


Pinar Gallery, Tokyo


Myong-Dong Gallery, Seoul


 


1970, 74


Tamura Gallery, Tokyo


 


1967  


Sato Gallery, Tokyo 


Group exhibitions

2011


54th Venice Biennale , «  The World Belongs to You » , Palazzo Grassi


54th Venice Biennale , «  PERSONAL STRUCTURES », Palazzo Bembo


 


2009-2010


Essentiel Experience , RISO  Galleria Regionale della Sicilia , Sicilia


 


2009


Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice


Qui a peur des artistes ? Francois Pinault Collection , Palais des Arts, Dinard, France


 


2008 


Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul


The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milano


 


2007 


Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle, Wien


Living in the Material World : 《Things》in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond, The National Art Center, Tokyo


L’art de Monet et sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo


Micro-Narrative, Beograd


 


2006  


La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris


Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea


Shelter, National Galerie, Berlin


 


2005 


Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


 


2004  


Limpa – Ecole de Limpa, The National Museum of  Modern Art, Tokyo


L’art au futur antérieur 1975-2004, Musée du Grenoble


 


2003 


Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo


 


2002 


The Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane, Australia


Les années 70 l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France


 


2001 


Century City, Tate Modern, London


Mono-ha – school of things, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Newlyn Art


Gallery, Newlyn, England


Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Roma


Ikiro-be alive, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo


 


2000 


Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea


Shanghai Biennale, awarded prize UNESCO, China


Bernard Frize, Katharina Grosse and Lee Ufan, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt


 


1999 


Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Köln


 


1998  


Contemporary Art of Korea-Time, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul


Korean Monochromism, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea


 


1996 


Japon 1970 Mono-ha, Musée d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France


Projet 8, Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul


Small Truths, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England


Made in France, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


SARAJEBO 2000, Museum Moderna Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien


 


1995 


ASIANA-monoha, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice


Joongang Biennale, Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul


70, Mono- ha, The Museum of Fine Art Gifu, Japan


 


1994 


Scream against the sky, Guggenheims  Soho Museum, New York


Postwar Art in Japan, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama


 


1993 


Spiritual in Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama, Japan


 


1992


Contemporary Art from Korea, Tate Gallery, Liverpool 


Seven artists of Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan               


Avandguardie Giapponesi Degli Anni 70, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Comune di Bologna, Bologna


 


1990 


Blau, Heidelberger  Kunstmuseum, Heidelberg


Minimal Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Aspects of Contemporary Japanese Art, The Santa Monica Museum of Art,


 California, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Art Institute, Oregon, Museo Rufino   


 Tamayo, Mexico, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans 


 


1989 


Croisement des Signes, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris 


Biennale Middelheim Japan, Middelheim Open-Air Museum, Antwerp  


Japan 1989, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent


Effets de Mirror, Bibliothèque Louis-Aragon, Choisy, France


 


1988 


Monoha, Museo Labatorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome


Symposium of Olympic Sculpture, Seoul


 


1987 


Mono-ha and Postmono-ha, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo


Painting 1977-87, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


 


1986-87 


Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris  


 


1986 


Seoul-Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris


Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo


Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy and painting, Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czechoslovakia


 


1984


 Trends of Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo  


40 Years of Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 


Tokyo


 


1983 


ARS 83 Helsinki, Finland


M. Kawabata, Lee Ufan and Y.Saito Exhibition, Juda Rowan Gallery, London 


Wiesbaderner Skulpturentage, Germany


 


1982


Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany


Material Gets Art, Berlin National Galerie, Berlin


Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Camden Arts Center, London


 


1980 


Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel


Contemporary Art in Japan, The Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm


 


 1979  


11th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Awarded prize of National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


1st Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Awarded                


 Superlative Prize, Kanagawa, Japan


 


1978 


Z. B. Sculpture, Städtisches Museum im STÄDEL, Frankfurt


Focus 78, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris


 


1977 


13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Awarded prize of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Kassel Documenta 6, Germany


Drawing 5Artists, Minami Gallery, Tokyo


100 Prints Acquisitions 1973-1976, The Museum of Modern Art, New York


 


1976 


Cagnes-Sur-Mer, International Painting Fair, France


85  Ecole de Seoul, Seoul


2nd Sydney Biennale, Australia


 


1975 


3rd Triennale India, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India


Contemporary Art of Japan, The Museum of Ietevorg, Stockholm


Contemporary Art of Japan, Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo


 


1974  


Japan Traditional Gegenwart, Städtisches Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf


Japanese Art in Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark


 


1973


11th Contemporary Art Exhibition : "A Retrospective 20 Years of Contemporaryn Japanese Art", Tokyo and Kyoto


 


1972


 2nd Seoul Prints Biennale, Seoul


Napoli International Exhibition, Napoli


 


1971 


7th Paris Biennale, Paris


 


1970 


Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


7th, 8th (72)International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Tokyo  


 


1969 


5th International Young Artists Exhibition, Awarded Prize of Japan Cultural Forum,


Tokyo


9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo


São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo


Trends in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


 


1968 


Contemporary Art of Korea, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Bibliography

MONOGRAPHS


 


The Search for Encounter, Tabata Shoten, Tokyo, 1971


 ( New edition : Bijutsu Shuppansha, Tokyo, 2000)


The Printworks of Lee Ufan 1970-1986, Shirota Gallry, Tokyo, 1986


The Works of "Lee Ufan", Bijutsu Shuppansha, Tokyo, 1986


Time Flicker, Ozawa Shoten, Tokyo, 1988


The Work of "Lee ufan", Toshi Shuppan, Tokyo, 1993


The Works "Lee Ufan", Fondazione Mudima, Milano, 1994


Selected Writings by Lee Ufan, Lisson Gallery, London, 1996


The Art of YOHAKU, Misuzu Shobo, Tokyo, 2000


Stopped on the way, Syoshi Yamada, Tokyo, 2001


Un art de la rencontre, Actes Sud, Arles, France, 2002


The Art of Encounter,  Lisson Gallery, London, 2004


The Art of Encounter, revised version,  Lisson Gallery, London, 2008


 


 


ARTICLES


 


 "Giappone", D’Ars, Italy, No.55, 1970, p.65.


Love, Joseph, " Exhibition in Tokyo – Lee Ufan", Art International, Switzerland, Vol.


  XIV, June 1970, pp.108-109.


Love, Joseph, "Tokyo Letter", Art International. Switzerland, Vol. XV, May 1971,


  pp.79-82.


 "Lee Ufan ", Revue De La Pensée D’aujourd’hui,  France, June 1974,  pp.54-59. 


 "Lee Ufan", Revy, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark,1974.


 Love, Joseph, "Exhibition in Tokyo", Art Spectrum, Switzerland, Jan.1975, p.45.


 "Kunstbrief aus Tokyo", Das Kunstwerk, Germany, Aug.1977, p.44.


 Friedrich, Yvone, "Lee Ufan", Das Kunstwerk, Germany, Aug.1977,  p.81.


 Friedrich, Yvone , "Lee Ufan", Das Kunstwerk. Germany, Oct.1978, pp.77-81.


 "Lee Ufan", Canal, France, No.2, 1978.


 Harris, T.J.G., "Lee Ufan", Art International, Switzerland, Vol. XXII, May 1978,   


   pp.16-37.


 Michà, René, "Lettre de Paris", Art International,  Switzerland, Vol. XXIII, Summer     


  1979, p.52.


 Minemura Toshiaki, "Mono-ha", Domus, Italy, No.596, 1979, p.45.


 Bouissiet, Maïten, "Lee Ufan", Opus, France, No.78, 1980, pp.45-46.


 Dupuis, Sylvie, "Lee Ufan", Art Press, France, May 1980, p.36.


 Schaarschmidt-Richter, Irmtraud, "Kunstbrief aus Tokyo", Das Kunstwerk, Germany,       


   Jan.1981, p.55.


 Parmigiana, Loredana, "Lee Ufan", Flash Art, Italy, Summer 1982.


 Okabe, Aomi  and  Chiba, Shigeo,  "Dossier Mono-Ha", Artistes, France, No. 16, 1983, pp.6-17.


 Nurdsany, Michel, "Lee Ufan", Art Press, France, May 1984, p.62.


 Chiba, Shigeo, "Modern Art from a Japanese Viewpoint", Artforum, U.S.A., Oct.1984,  


   pp.55-61.


 Park Seobo, "Meeting Lee U-Fan", The Gallery, Seoul, Korea : Gallery Hyundai,  


  No.45, 1984, pp.32-40.


 Chiba, Shigeo, "Japanishe Kunst heute", Noema, Germany, No.5, 1986, pp.8-11.


 Silva, Arturo, "MONOHA", Artforum, U.S.A., Jan. 1987, pp.129-130.


 Schaarschmidt-Richter, Irmtraud,"Austellungs-Rückshau", Das Kunstwerk,


  Germany, Jan.1987, pp.56-60.


 Silva, Arturo, "Tokyo, Lee Ufan", Artforum, U.S.A., Feb. 1987, p.132.


 Roberts, James, "Tokyo Report", Art Scribe, May 1987, pp.7-10.


 Gorgnati, Martina, "Lee Ufan", Flash Art, Italy, Dec. 1988, pp.101.


 Dalesio, Gabriella, "MONOHA-", NIKE, Germany, Sept. 1988, pp.37-38.


 "Lee Ufan", Hara Museum Review, N°7, Summer, Japan, 1988


 Siegmann, Markus, "Lee Ufan", Das Kunstwerk, Germany, Sep. 1989, pp.90-91.


 Schneider, Katharina, "Biennale in Middelheim", Das Kunstwerk, Germany, Dec. 1989,    


pp.66-67.


Francblin, Catherina, "Lee Ufan", Art Press, France, Jan. 1990, pp.97.


Kim Yongik  and Moon Bum, "Dialogue with Lee Ufan", Space, Korea, Sep.1990,


pp.60-97.


Tsuyuhiko Hinatsu, "Fighting Sprit", Asahi Daily News, Japan, June, 1991. 


"Lee Ufan", Hara Museum Review, N°16, May, Japan, 1991.


Julia Cassim : "Encountering Passive Abstraction", The  Japan Times, Japan, June,   


1991.


Koplos, Janet, "Contemporary Art in Japan", Art in America, U.S.A., Apr. 1990,    


pp.201-210.


Koplos, Janet, "Contemporary Japanese Sculpture", Abbeville Press. U.S.A., 1991.


Lee Kun Yong , "Lee Ufan", ART NOW, Korea, Spring 1992, pp.9-15.


Arturo Silva, "Lee Ufan in confrontation with himself, The Japan Times, Tokyo,


November, Japan, 1995.


Michel Nurisdany, "Lee Ufan", Le Figaro, 19 Septembre, Paris, 1995


Henri-François Debailleux, " Entretien avec Lee Ufan", Liberation, 29 Août, Paris, 1995


Barbrara Catoir, " Die Wucht de Leere", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 12,


Germany, 1995.


Joel Perron, "Mono-ha takes matter into account", The Daily Yomiuri, November,


Tokyo, Japan, 1995


Werner Sstretelz, "Spannung in der Stille", Waz, N°222 September, Germany, 1995


Lee Ufan, Inkong Gallery, Korea, Text by You Young-Me, 1995


Dok Ja, "Positionß of Lee Ufan", Cine World, Seoul, Korea, 1994


 Lee Ufan, "Les aquarelles de Cézanne", Libération, N°4469, 30 Septembre, Paris, 1995


Pierre Restany, "Lee Ufan and the Mono-ha revolution", Domus, N° 779, February,


Italy, 1996


 Lee Ufan, "On Infinity", Domus, N°779, February, Italy, 1996


Lee Ufan, Lisson Gallery, London, Text by Jean Fisher, 1996


Richard Cork, "Lee Ufan", Time, 5 November, London, 1996


Lan Hant "Lee Ufan-Lisson Gallery", Art Monthly, March, London, 1997


Michel Nuridsany, "Le vide et le plein", Le Figaro, 25 novembre, Paris, 1997


Philippe Dagen,"Concentrés de monde", Le Monde, 5 Décembre, Paris, 1997


Henri G., "La toile, nœud culturel", Libération, 7 Décembre, Paris, 1997


Stéphanie Dulout, "Entretien avec Maître LEE", CRÉATIONS, Décembre, Paris, 1997


Sandra Kwock-silve,"Minimal art to the max", The Paris Free Voice, Décembre, Paris,  


1997  


 "Entre le lisse et le rugueur", L’ŒIL, Décembre, Paris, 1997


Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter, "Lee Ufan", Weltkunst, Jun, Frankfurt, 1998


Christian Huther, "Lee Ufan", KunstForum, 14 Oct-Dez, Frankfurt, 1998


 Christian Huther, "Dialog von Stein und Eisen", Moin Echo, 13 Jun, Frankfurt, 1998


Christian Huther, " Rost im Resen", Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz, 11 Jun, Frankfurt, 1998


Von  Benjamin Gries, " Natur Stein und Eisenplatte im Dialog", Rhein Zeitung, 9 Jun,   


 Frankfurt, 1998


Von  Thomas Wolff, "Aus dem Nichts heraus", Frankfurter Rundschau 10 oug,


 Frankfurt, 1998


Konstanze Crüwell, "Passage zum Unendlichen", Frankfurter Allemeine Zeitung, 20 Jul.


Frankfurt, 1998


Roselyne Marsaud Perrodin, "Lee Ufan, l’affirmation d’un faire poétique",


PRATIQUES, Réflexions sur l’art, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, France, Automne,


1999, pp. 24-38


Monty Dipietro, "Lee Ufan : New paintings", Asahi evening News, 18 feb. 1999, Tokyo


Michel Nuridsany, "Lee Ufan résonances", Le Figaro, 23 Nov. 1999, Paris


H.F. Debailleux, " Trois faces de Lee Ufan", Libération, 9 Nov. 1999, Paris


Olivier Cena, "Les radoteurs", Télérama, N°2600-10 Nov. 1999, Paris


Claudia Posca, "Lee Ufan : Interconnection", KunstFORM, 153, Januar-März, 2000, Frankfurt


Von Sophia Willems, "Lee Ufan", West Deutsche Zeitung, 18 Nov. 2001


Barbara Catoir, "Es atmet die Spur der Frabe", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 Aug,


 2001


Von Thomas Kliemann, "Wie ein Gong-schlag in der Leere des Raumes", General-


Anzeiger, 16/17, Jun. 2001, Bonn, Germany


Kai Weller, "Unverde Ckt Entborgen", SCHNÜSS, Aug, 2001


Christiane Fricke, "Linien fallen und Steigen", Handelsblatt, 17/18 Aug, 2001


Von Heidrum Wirth, "Wie ein tiefer Gong-klang", Bonner Rundschau, 10 Aug, 2001


Michel Nuridsany, "Prix Praemium Imperiale Lee Ufan, Le Figaro, 5 Oct. 2001, Paris


Philippe Dagen, "Lee Ufan, la peinture en mouvement", Le Monde, 25 février, 2003, Paris


Christian Klemm, "Lee Ufan, With winds", Kunsthaus Zürich, Jahresbericht, 2004, Zurich, Switzerland


Okyang Chae-Duporge, "L’espace non-agi en dialogue avec l’extérieur", PRATIQUES


Réflexions sur l’art, n°16, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, France, Printemps 2005,


 pp. 82-109.


Henri-François Debailleux, "Lee Ufan entrepeinture et sculpture", Libération, 10, février, 2006, Paris


Ronny v. Wangenheim, "Die Stille des Lee Ufan", Galerie m, Ruhr-Nachrichten, 31, marz, 2006, Germany


Janet Koplos, "Clamor and Quiet", Art in America, U.S.A., March, 2006


Von Werner Streletz, "Zwischen Steinen Herrscht Stille", Galerie m, Westallemeine zeitung, 7 april,  2006, Germany


R.C., "Kosmische Stille, Lee Ufans Verschmelzung westlicher und asiatischer Spiritualwelten", Kunst 21, May, 2006, p.36-39.


Okyang Chae-Duporge, "L’espace non-agi dans l’œuvre de Lee Ufan", Thèse du doctorat, sous la direction de Serge Lemoine, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, June, 2006, Paris


Silke von Berswordt-Wallrabe aus Essen, "Erfahrung von Konfrontation und Koexistenz im werk von Lee Ufan", Erlangung der Doktorwürde der philosophischen  Fakultär der Albert-Ludwigs-universität Freiburg i.Dr, 2006, Germany


Carol Vogel, "Art in the Present Tense: Politics, Loss and Beauty", The New York Times, 11 June, 2007, New York


Philippe Dagan, "Lee Ufan, in ascete de l’extreme", Le Monde, 14 June, 2007, Paris


Silke von Berswordt-Wallrabe, "Lee Ufan, Begegnung mit dem Anderen", Steidl, 2007, Germany


Silke von Berswordt-Wallrabe, "Lee Ufan, Encounters with the Other", Steidl, 2007, Germany


 


 


CATALOGUES


 


São Paulo Biennale, Brazil,1969, 1973.


Paris Biennale, France, 1971.


Solo Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Text by Nakahara Yusuke, Tokyo, 1973


 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Spectrum, Antwerp, Belgium, 1976. Joseph Love.


Documenta 6. Kassel, Germany, 1977.


Z. B. Sculpture, Städtisches Museum Frankfurt des Städel, Germany, 1978.


Solo Exhibition, Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Germany,1978. "The World of Lee Ufan",


Joseph Love and Lee Ufan.


6th Brussels International Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1978.


Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea, 1978. "Lee Ufan", Text by Lee Ufan.        


Focus 78, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris, France, 1978.


Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel, Switzerland, 1980.


Japanskt Kalojdoskop, Sweden, 1980. "Lee Ufan", Joseph Love.


Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany, 1982. "Lee Ufan", Toshiaki


Minemura.


Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Camden Art Center, London, England, 1982.


Material Gets Art. Berlin National Galerie, Germany, 1982.


 Three-men Exhibition, Juda Rowan Gallery, London, England, 1983.


Wiesbadener Skulpturentage, Germany, 1984.


Solo Exhibition, Gallery hyundai, Seoul, Korea, 1984, Text by Lee Ufan (Lee III).


Artist’s Books : Japan. Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York. U.S.A.and Fuji Television  


Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1985, Yoshiaki Tõno.


Seoul-Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France,1986.


Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy and painting, Galerie Nationale de Prague,


Czechoslovakia, 1986.


Japon des Avant-Gardes 1910-1970, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges    


Pompidou, Paris, France, 1986.


Solo Exhibition, Hyondae Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 1987, 1990.


LEE UFAN : ex oriente, Ex Solo Exhibition, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano,  


1987, Pierre Restany," La Scuola delle Cose (l’École Des Choses)" :  Pontiggia Elena,         


"Le Parole delle Cose" in Exhibition Catalogue,  Monoha, Padiglione d’Art   


Contemporanea, Milano, Italy, 1988.


Symposium of Olympic Sculpture, Seoul, Korea, 1988.


Lee Ufan, Traces of Sensibility and Logic, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan, 1988.


Text by Toshiaki Minemura, Masahiro Aoki, Kiyoshi Okada.


Pierre Restany, "Peindre sur l’aile du vent", Croisement des Signes, Institut du Monde


Arabe, Paris, 1989, p.60


Toshiaki Minemura, "Evasion of the object / Ont snappen uither object" in Exhibition


Catalogue, 20th Biennale Middelheim-Japan, Openluchtmu seum voor Beeldhouwkunst


Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium, 1989.


Effets de Mirror, Arts plastiques Ile-de-France, 1989, Michel Nuridsany.


Solo Exhibition, Galerie m Bochum, Germany, 1989. Text by Lee Ufan


With winds, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Gallery, 1989, Arturo Silva.


Blau, Heidelberger  Kunstverein, Germany, 1990.


Erlauterungen zur Modernen kunst, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, 1990.


Lee Ufan, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, 1990. Text by Akira Tatehata


Solo Exhibition, Lorenzelli Arte, Milano, Italy, 1991, Flaminio Gualdoni.


Seven Artistes, Aspects of Contemporary Japanese Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, U.S.A. 1991, Kazuo Yamawaki.


Solo Exhibition, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1991. Text by


Arata Tani


Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery Pusan, Korea, 1992.


Working with Nature, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England, 1992, Lewis Biggs.


Ansichtssachen, Galerie m. Bochum, Germany, 1992.


Avandguardie Giapponesi Degli Anni 70, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Comune di Bologna,


1992, Barbara Bertozzi.


Solo Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan, 1993. Text by 


Tadayasu Sakai and Tsutomu Mizusawa.


Lee Ufan, Toshi Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan, 1993. Text by Michel Nuridsany and Arata


Tani.


Solo Exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 1994. Text by Lim 


Young Bang and Uryung Lee.


Lee Ufan, Fondazione Mudima, Milano, 1994. Text by Gino di Maggio and Achille


Bonito Oliva.


Lee Ufan, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea, 1994. Text by Toshiaki Minemura.


Lee Ufan, Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany, 1995. " Lee Ufan-Ein Künstler


des anderen",  by Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter, " Der Stein und Die Leere" by Rolf


Wedewer. 


Japon 1970 Le Mono-Ha, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France. Text by Okada


 Kyoshi, 1996


Lee Ufan, Konggan Gallery, Pusan, Korea, Text by J-C. Poitevin, 1996


Solo Exhibition, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1997. "Pour Lee Ufan" by


Michel Deguy, "Le territoire de l’œuvre" by Roland Rocht, "A l’intérieur du silence" by


Daniel Abadie, "Relations" by Michel Nuridsany, Chronologie by Véronique Béranger,


"Entretien avec Lee Ufan" by Henri-François Debailleux.


Lee Ufan, La Collection, Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1997, Paris. Text by Nathalie Filser.


Tommaso Trini, "Anche il vuoto lavora", Lorenzelli Arte, Milano, 1997


Solo Exhibition, Städtische Galerie STÄDEL, Frankfurt am main, 1998.  Text "Die


Beziehung Zwischen Eben und Volumen", by Ursula Grzechca-Mohr, "Konkrete


Ereignisse im Unbegrenzten" by Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter.


Solo Exhibition, Lee Ufan printworks 1970-1998, Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Tokyo,


Text  "Working and thinking of Lee Ufan" by Yusuke Nakahara, Yuichiro


Asakura, Masakai Ono, Kikuo Okouchi, Kiyoshi Ejiri, Tetsuo Tani, Documentation by


Toru Matsubara. 


Korean Monochromism, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea, 1998. " Lee Ufan"


by Lee Dong-suk.


Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Köln. 1999


SARAJEVO 2000, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 2000. "Lee Ufan"


by Sung-dug  Kim.


Solo Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, 2001. "Lee Ufan vorwort" by Dieter Ronte.    


"Spur in der Unendlichkeit-Zu Lee Ufans Künstlerischem Konzept" by Christoph   


Schreier, " Das Verhältinis von U und MU Die Bildwelt von Lee Ufan" by Tsutomu


Mizusawa, "Auf dem Weg zu einer unsichtbaren Welt – Die zweidimensionale Welt des


Lee Ufan by Yusuke Nakahara, " Lee Ufan- Einige Überlegungen zu seinen Bildern" by


Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter.


Hedendaagse kunst uit Japan Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo, 2001. "Lee Ufan", by


Jaap Bremer. 


Le Tribú dell’Arte, Galleria Comunale d’art Moderne, Roma, 2001. "Mono-ha" by


Yasuyuki Nakai.


Century City, Tate Modern London, 2001. "Tokyo 1967-1973" by Reiko Tomii. 


 Mono-ha – school of things, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2001.


"Encountering  Mono-ha" by Simon Groom, " Foreshadowings and Premonitions :


Mono-ha" by Lee  Ufan, " Mono-ha and Japan’s Crisis of the Modern" by Tatehata


Akira.   


Les Années 70 : l’art en cause, CAPA Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 2002.


"Mono-ha" by Maurice Fréchuret.


The Pacific Triennale Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 2002. "Lee Ufan"


Samsung Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea 2003 


Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2003.


Musée St.Louis Fernet Branca, Alsace, 2004


Limpa – Ecole de Limpa, The National Museum of  Modern Art, Tokyo, 2004.


L’art au futur antérieur 1975-2004, Musée du Grenoble, 2004.


Solo Exhibition, Lee Ufan, The Art of Margins, Yokohama Museum of Art, 2005,


"Interconnection", "Yohaku-The Art of Margins" by Lee Ufan, "Painting Beginnings:


The paintings of Lee Ufan" by Kasiwagi Tomoh, "The Expansion of Things : The


Sculpture of Lee Ufan" by Kuraishi Shino, "Chronology" by Okyang Chae-Duporge. 


Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art Osaka, 2005, "Reconsidering


Mono-ha" by Nakai Yasuyuki, "The Lineage of Art That Questions Being" by


Minemura Toshiaki.


Lee Ufan, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, 2005, "Si près, si loin :


la peinture/méditation de Lee Ufan" by Lorand Hegyi, "L’espace non-agi dans l’œuvre


de Lee Ufan" by Okyang Chae-Duporge.  


Kwangjoo Biennale, 2006, Korea


Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle, 2007, Wien


Living in the Material World : 《Things》in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond, 2007, The National     Art Center, Tokyo


L’art de Monet et sa Postérité, 2007, The National Art Center, Tokyo


52nd La Biennale di Venezia, 2007, Venice


Lee Ufan Resonance, 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, 2007, "One Hand Clapping" by Achille Bonito Oliva, "Comments on contextualization in the paintings of Lee Ufan" by Lorand Hegyi, "All in one point" by Gino de Maggio, publication of Fondazione Mudima,


Sensitive Systems – Lee Ufan, Roman Opalka, Giuseppe Penone, Gunther Uecker, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, 2008, “A Strong Sense of Life” by Lorand Hegyi


Solo Exhibition, Lee Ufan, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, 2008, Introduction by Michel Draguet, essay by Philippe Dagan, Pierre- Yves Desaive


Lee Ufan, Roman Opalka, Gunther Uecker, Fondazione Mudima, Milano, 2008, text by Lorand Hegyi


Public and private collections

Berlin National Galerie, Berlin, Germany


The Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S.A.


Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France


The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan


Leeum Samsung Museum of  Art, Seoul, Korea


Kröller-Müller Rijksmuseum, Otterloo, Holland


Le Musée de Sculpture en Plein Air, Paris, France


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.


São Paulo Art Library, São Paulo, Brazil


Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway


Staats Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany


Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany


Stuttgart Staats Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany


The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


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, Iwaki, Japan


Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan


Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan


The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan


The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan


The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan


Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czech Republic


Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan


Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany


Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany


Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan


Tate Modern, London, England


FNAC, Paris, France


Städtisches Museum Städel Frankfurt, Germany


Fondazione Mudima, Milano, Italy


Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia


Seoul  Municipal Museum of Art, Korea


Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany


Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland


Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany


Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan