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Echigo-Tsumari Art Tr...
Tokamachi City, Japan

July 26 – September 13, 2015

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Gwangju Biennale

September 5 – November 9, 2014

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Artist Bio

Lee Bul

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Video: Lee Bul’s Monumental Sydney Biennale Dreamscape Artinfo

April 14 2016

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'Embassy of The Real': a Biennale of Sydney satellite show on Cockatoo Island Wallpaper* Magazine

March 24 2016

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Artist Talk: Lee Bul 20th Biennale of Sydney

March 18, 2016, 1PM
Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island, New South Wales, Australia

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Sydney Biennale review – contemporary art meets sci-fi in wide-reaching show The Guardian

March 18 2016

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National Spotlight: State of the Art Scene in South Korea Artinfo

March 14 2016

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Sydney Biennale Announces Artist List Artforum

October 28 2015

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Lee Bul’s Fog-Covered Installation at Palais de Tokyo ARTINFO

October 21 2015

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The Korea Herald

October 1, 2014

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The Korea Herald

September 11, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July 15, 2014

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Time Out New York

June 10, 2014

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The Creator's Project

May 22, 2014

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Time Out New York

May 22, 2014

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Artinfo

May 15, 2014

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Cool Hunting

May 5, 2014

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Art in America

May 2014

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Art Review

October 2013

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Whitewall

March 20, 2013

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Artinfo

March 14, 2013

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Time Out Hong Kong

March 13, 2013

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The Wall Street Journal

March 13, 2013

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Art Asia Pacific Where I Work: Lee Bul

March/April 2013

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Lehmann Maupin's Inaugural Hong Kong Exhibition Features New Work by Leading Korean Artist Lee Bul 14 March - 11 May 2013

January 28 2013

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The Creator's Project

September 20, 2012

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Real Tokyo

April 5, 2012

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The Japan Times

April 5, 2012

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Art Asia Pacific

February 29, 2012

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The Korea Herald

February 5, 2012

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Artforum

January 2012

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Sculpture

April 30, 2011

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W Magazine

October 31, 2010

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Art + Auction

October 31, 2010

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Guardian

July 21, 2010

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Time Out New York

June 3, 2010

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Artnet

May 15, 2010

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The Japan Times

April 9, 2010

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The Korea Times

February 5, 2010

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Art In America

August 31, 2008

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Time Out New York

June 14, 2008

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The New Yorker

June 9, 2008

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Art + Auction

June 1, 2008

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The New York Times

May 30, 2008

Artist Bio

Lee Bul

Lee Bul (b. 1964; lives and works in Seoul) received a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University, Seoul, in 1987. Considered one of the leading Korean artists of her generation, she has achieved international recognition for her formally inventive, intellectually provocative oeuvre. Demonstrating virtuosity across diverse media—from drawing and performance to sculpture, painting, installation and video—her multifaceted production is representative of the most innovative aesthetic currents shaping contemporary art in the global sphere.

 

Solo exhibitions of Lee Bul’s work have been organized at museums throughout the world, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Castellón, Spain (2015); Musée d’art modern de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France (2015); Korean Cultural Center, London (2014); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2014); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom (2014); Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2013); Artsonje Center, Seoul (2012); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2004); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2003); The Power Plant, Toronto (2002); New Museum, New York (2002); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2001); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997). 

 

Her work has been included in important group exhibitions and biennials such as The Future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); Renaissance, Lille3000, Lille, France (2015); Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan (2015); Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (2014); Prospect 1: A Biennial for New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (2008); Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War, 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007); Dirty Yoga, Taipei Biennial (2006); and dAPERTutto, 48th Venice Biennale (1999).

 

In 1999, Lee Bul was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 48th Venice Biennale for her contribution to both the Korean Pavilion and the international exhibition curated by Harald Szeemann. In 2014, she received the Noon Award at the 10th Gwangju Biennale, given to an established artist who has produced the most experimental work that embodies the theme of the biennale.