Lee Bul

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Lee Bul
Oeuvre de Lee Bul (Kiasma, Kelsinki) (2755459179).jpg
Mon Grand Recit: Weep into Stones (2005)
Born 1964
Yeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Education Hongik University
This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Bul (Korean: 이불, born in Yeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea in 1964) is among the most prominent contemporary artists to have emerged from Asia in the 1990s. In 1999, she came to prominence when she represented Korea in the Venice Biennale.[1]


Lee studied sculpture at Hongik University in Seoul and graduated in 1987. Her artworks mostly consist of installation pieces that involve the audience being placed into Lee's artwork.[2]


Lee Bul has had solo exhibitions worldwide including "Live Forever" which toured the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and The Power Plant, Toronto. She was selected as a finalist for the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize by the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Other museums that have presented exhibitions of her work include Fondation Cartier, Paris; Domus Artium, Salamanca; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Japan Foundation, Tokyo; MAC, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille; Le Consortium;Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In March 2010, the Hara Museum ARC unveiled a permanent installation by Lee Bul entitled "A Fragmentary Anatomy of Every Setting Sun."

In February of 2012, the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, mounted a mid-career survey exhibition, the artist's largest exhibition to date.


  1. ^ Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Lee Bul, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, 2005
  2. ^ Grazia Quaroni, Lee Bul, On Every New Shadow, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Thames & Hudson,pg. 121, 2007

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