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Lee Ufan
(Korean, 1936)
 
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1936 Born in Korea
1956 Interrupted studies at Seoul National University and came to Japan
1961 Graduated from Nihon University, Department of Philosophy, Tokyo
1969 Awarded prize for critical writing From Object to Being, Tokyo
1969 Leads the Mono-ha movement after having successfully attracted artists following until then the vision tricks trends launched around 1968, Tokyo
1973 through 2007 Professor of Tama Art University, Tokyo
1997 Invited professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2000 UNESCO Prize (in Shanghai Biennale), Paris-Shanghai
2001 13th Praemium Imperiale (Painting), Tokyo
2005 Artists Summit, Kyoto


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016  Sculpture in the Courtyard: Lee Ufan. The Cane of Titan, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg             
2016  Lee Ufan, Château la Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
2016  Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France
2016  ​​​​​​​Castello Di Ama, Siena, Italy
2016  ​​​​​​​Lee Ufan, KamelMennour Gallery, Paris
2016  Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2016  Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
2016  Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France
2015  Pace Gallery New York, USA/London, UK/Hong Kong
2015  Lisson Gallery, London
2015  Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice
2015  Pace Gallery, New York
2014  Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2014  Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
2013  Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
2012  Asia Society, Houston
2011  SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
2011  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010  Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid
2009  Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2009  Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2008  The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
2008  Pace Wildenstein, New York
2008  Dahlem Museum, Berlin
2007  Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
2007  52nd La Biennale di Venezia, palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice
2006  Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
2005  Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama 
2005  Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne  
2004  Musée Fernet Branca St.Louis, Alsace
2003  Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul
2002, 07  SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
2001  Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
1999  Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris
1998  Städtisches Museum im Städel, Frankfurt
1997  Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
1996, 04, 08  Lisson Gallery, London
1995  Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany
1994  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
1994  Fondazione Mudima, Milano
1993  The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan 
1992, 96,01,06  Konggan Gallery, Busan
1991  Hara Museum ARC, Japan
1988  The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
1988  Padiglione  D’Arte Contemporanea, Milano
1984, 86, 89, 92, 95 Galerie de Paris, Paris
1979  Marl Sculpture Museum, Germany
1978, 84, 90, 97,03  Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1978  Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark 
1978  Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf 
1976, 78, 89, 95, 00, 06 Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
1975, 77, 80  Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
1973, 77, 80, 86, 89, 93, 99, 08 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1970, 74 Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1967  Sato Gallery, Tokyo


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS
2016  Dansaekhwa, PIASA, Paris, France
2016  After Drawing, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
2016  When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
2016  Dansaekhwa& Minimalism, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/ New York, USA
2016  Reminiscing on Past Times…, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea
2016  ​The Earth, Fire and Spirit, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2015  Enrico Castellani and Lee Ufan: Surgaceset Correspondences, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
2015  Korean Abstract Painting: 45th Anniversary of Gallery Hyundai, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
2015  Dansaekhwa, Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice
2015  Avant Garde Asia: Lines of Korean Masters, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
2014  Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2014​  Genius Loci (Spirit of Place), Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
2014​  Korean Beauty: Two Kinds of Nature, Seoul Museum of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014​  ​Other Primary Structures: Others 2, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
2014  The Art of Dansaekhwa, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2014  From All Sides : Tansaekhwa on Abstraction, Blum & Poe, LA
2013  Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace London, London, UK
2012-13 “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2012  “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha”, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2012  “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha”, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2011  54th Venice Biennale, “The World Belongs to You”, Palazzo Grassi
2011  54th Venice Biennale, “PERSONAL STRUCTURES”, Palazzo Bembo
2009-2010 Essential Experience, RISO Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Sicilia
2009  Qui a peur des artistes? François Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2009  Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
2008  The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milano
2008  SOTTO VOCE, Yvon Lambert, New York
2008  Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul
2008  1st Poznan Biennale, Poland
2007  Micro- Narrative, Beograd
2007  L’Art de Monet et Sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo
2007  Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
2006  Shelter, National Galeriel, Berlin
2006  La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris
2006  Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea
2005  Reconsidering Mono-ha, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2004  L’art au future antérieur 1975-2004, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble
2003  Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2002  The Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2002  Les années 70 l’art en cause, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
2001  Mono-ha, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
2001  Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Roma 
2001  Century City, Tate Modern, London
2000  Shanghai Biennale, UNESCO prize, Shanghai
2000  Kwangjoo Biennale, Korea
1999  Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Köln
1998  SARAJEBO 2000, Museum Moderna Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
1997  Made in France, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1996  Japon 1970 Mono-ha, Musée d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
1995  ASIANA-monoha, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice 
1994  Scream against the sky, Guggenheims Soho Museum, New York 
1991  Working with Nature, Tate Gallery, Liverpool ,England
1990  Blau, Heidelberger  Kunstmuseum, Heidelberg 
1985  40 Years of Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo 
            Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris     
1983  ARS 83 Helsinki, Finland 
1982  Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
1982  Material Gets Art, Berlin National Galerie, Berlin
1980  Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel, Switzerland
1977  Kassel Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
1976  2nd Sydney Biennale, Australia
1975  3rd Triennale India, National Academy of Art, Newdely
1974  Japan Traditional Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
1973  A Retrospective 20 Years of Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo Metropolitan  Art Museum, Tokyo
1971  7th Paris Biennale, Paris
1970  Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1969, 73  São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil


PUBLIC 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


BOOKS
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 Works of "LEE UFAN" Fondazione Mudima, Milano, 2007
The Art of Encounter, revised version, Lisson Gallery, London, 2008


Selected Bibliography
"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
Stephen Westfall, Opposites and Essences; Lee Ufan, Art of America, U.S.A., Dec. 2008, pp.114-119
Renaud Siegmann, Visite d’Atelier Lee Ufan, la Gazette de l’Hotel Drouot, France, Dec. 2008, pp.362-363


CATALOGUES OF EXHIBITIONS
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, 1998. 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
1st Poznan Biennale, text by Lorand Hegyi, Poland, 2008
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
   
 
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