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Tokamachi City, Japan

July 26 – September 13, 2015

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September 5 – November 9, 2014

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Lee Bul

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January 11, 2017

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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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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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September 11, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July 15, 2014

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June 10, 2014

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The Creator's Project

May 22, 2014

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May 22, 2014

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May 15, 2014

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May 5, 2014

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May 2014

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October 2013

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March 20, 2013

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March 14, 2013

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Time Out Hong Kong

March 13, 2013

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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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April 5, 2012

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Art Asia Pacific

February 29, 2012

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February 5, 2012

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January 2012

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Sculpture

April 30, 2011

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October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

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July 21, 2010

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June 3, 2010

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May 15, 2010

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April 9, 2010

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February 5, 2010

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August 31, 2008

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June 14, 2008

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June 9, 2008

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June 1, 2008

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May 30, 2008

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March 20, 2013

Lee Bul's Inaugural Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong


Korean contemporary artist Lee Bul, best known for her large-scale architectural sculptures, is currently showcasing a selection of recent works at Lehmann Maupin’s new Hong Kong gallery (designed by Rem Koolhaas), through May 11.


For this exhibition, Bul downsized, opting to show drawings on paper instead of her vast installation pieces of which she is best known. But, drawings are not the only works on view here; the exhibition also houses two small sculptural forms, one made of painted polyurethane and the others of aluminum, stainless steel, wood, and mirror. The sketches (displayed for the first time) and sculptures reveal Bul’s deeply personal and creative process, allowing viewers intimate access into her practice from start to finish. In many ways, the exhibition is an extension of her personal studio.


Often hailed as the leading Korean artist of her generation, Bul’s work has always defied boundaries by exploring a multitude of different mediums to experiment with form and process: from sculptures to performances and installations. Her past works tackled issues relating to human nature and utopian thought, and this inaugural exhibition continues to do so.


Lee Bul (b. 1964) grew up in Seoul, Korea, and received a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University, Seoul, in 1987. Her work has been exhibited extensively on an international level with solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (1999); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2001); MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France (2002); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2002); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2002); Japan Foundation, Tokyo (2003); Power Plant, Toronto (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2004); Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (2007); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2007 – 2008); and most recently, the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); and the Artsonje Center, Seoul (1998 and 2012), among others. In March 2010, a permanent installation entitled “A Fragmentary Anatomy of Every Setting Sun” was unveiled at the Hara Museum ARC, Japan. Forthcoming solo exhibitions are scheduled at MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, in the fall of 2013 and at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, in 2014.