KUKJE GALLERY
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
2018  Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom
2017  Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours, France
          Couvent de La Tourette, Éveux, France
          Ceramics, PACE Gallery, New York, USA
2016  Sculpture in the Courtyard: Lee Ufan. The Cane of Titan, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg             
          Lee Ufan, Château la Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
          Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France
          Castello Di Ama, Siena, Italy
          Lee Ufan, KamelMennour Gallery, Paris
          Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
          Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
          Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France
          Pace Gallery New York, USA/London, UK/Hong Kong
2015  Lisson Gallery, London
          Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice
          Pace Gallery, New York
2014  Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
          Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
          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
          Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010  Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid
2009  Kukje Gallery, Seoul
          Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2008  The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
          Pace Wildenstein, New York
          Dahlem Museum, Berlin
2007  Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
          52nd La Biennale di Venezia, palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice
2006  Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
2005  Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama 
          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
          Fondazione Mudima, Milano
1993  The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan 
          Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
          Tokyo G1995, Galerie de Paris, Paris
1992  Konggan Gallery, Busan
          Galerie de Paris, Paris
1991  Hara Museum ARC, Japan
          Lorenzelli Arte, Milano
          Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
          Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1990  Inkong Gallery, Seoul
          Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
          Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1989  Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
          Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
          Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
          Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
          Galerie de Paris, Paris
1988  The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
          Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin
          Padiglione  D’Arte Contemporanea, Milano
1987  Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1986  Galerie de Paris, Paris
          Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
          Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
          Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1984  Galerie de Paris, Paris
          Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
          Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
1983  Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
          Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
1982  Studio Marconi, Milano
1981  Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
1980  Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
          Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
          Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1979  Marl Sculpture Museum, Germany
          Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
          Gallery Muramatsu, Tokyo
1978  Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
          Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark 
          Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf 
          Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
          The Antwerp Gallery, Antwerp
          Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
1977  Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
          Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1976  Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
          Gallery Spectrum, Antwerp
1975  Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
1974  Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1973  Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1972  Myong-Dong Gallery, Seoul
1971  Pinar Gallery, Tokyo
1970  Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1967  Sato Gallery, Tokyo


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS
2017  Arts of Korea, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA     
          Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Museums of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, USA
          Everything at Once, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
          Japanorama. Nouveau regard sur la création contemporaine, Centre Pompisou-Metz, France
          Couvent de la Tourette, Associated exhibition of 14th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
          Korean Dansaekhwa, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St.Peterburg
          Rhythm in Monochrome: Korean Abstract Painting, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
          Looking into Korean Art II: Dansaekhwa, Museum San, Wonju
2016  Dansaekhwa, PIASA, Paris, France
          After Drawing, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
          When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
          Dansaekhwa& Minimalism, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/ New York, USA
          Reminiscing on Past Times…, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea
          The Earth, Fire and Spirit, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2015  Dansaekhwa as part of the Collateral Events of the 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice, Italy
          Avant Garde Asia: Lines of Korean Masters, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
          Enrico Castellani and Lee Ufan: Surgaces et Correspondences, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
          Korean Abstract Painting: 45th Anniversary of Gallery Hyundai, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
          Serial Structures, Serial Procedures, Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2014  The Art of Dansaekhwa, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
          From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
          Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
          Genius Loci (Spirit of Place), Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
          Korean Beauty: Two Kinds of Nature, Seoul Museum of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
          Other Primary Structures: Others 2, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
2013  Tension précaire, Capelle Saint-Laurent-Le Capitole, Arles, France
          Paradise, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
          Takashi Collection: Mindfulness!, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
          Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
          Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
          Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace London, London, UK
2012  Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
          Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
          Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2011  54th Venice Biennale, “The World Belongs to You”, Palazzo Grassi
          54th Venice Biennale, “PERSONAL STRUCTURES”, Palazzo Bembo
2010  Essential Experience, RISO Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Sicilia
2009  Qui a peur des artistes? François Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
          Infinitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
2008  The Thin Shadow Line, Fondazione Mudima, Milano
          SOTTO VOCE, Yvon Lambert, New York
          Sensitive Systems, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul
          1st Poznan Biennale, Poland
2007  Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria
          Living in the Material World: Things in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond,
          The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
          L’art de Monet etsaPostérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
          Micro-Narrative, Beograd, Serbia
2006  Shelter, National Galeriel, Berlin
          La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris
          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
          Limpa – Ecole de Limpa, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
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
2001  Mono-ha, Museum of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
          Le Tribú dell Arte, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Roma 
          Century City, Tate Modern, London
2000  Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
          Shanghai Biennale (awarded prize UNESCO), Shanghai China
          Bernard Frize, Katharina Grosse and Lee Ufan, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt, Germany
1999  Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Köln
1998  SARAJEBO 2000, Museum Moderna Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria
          Contemporary Art of Korea-Time, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
          Korean Monochromism, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
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
          Projet 8, Total Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
          Small Truths, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
1995  Mono- ha, The Museum of Fine Art Gifu, Gifu, Japan
          ASIANA-Monoha, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy
          Joongang Biennale, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1994  Scream Against the Sky, Guggenheims Soho Museum, New York, USA
          Postwar Art in Japan, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
1993  Spiritual in Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama, Japan
1992  Contemporary Art from Korea, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
          Seven Artists of Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
          Avand Guardie Giapponesi Degli Anni 70, Galleria D’ArteModernaComune di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
1991-1992 Aspects of Contemporary Japanese Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, California/ Portland Art Museum, Portland/ Oregon Art             Institute, Oregon/ Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico/ Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
1991  Working with Nature, Tate Gallery, Liverpool ,England
1990  Blau, Heidelberger Kunst museum, Heidelberg, Germany
          Minimal Art, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
1989  Croisement des Signes, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
          Biennale Middelheim Japan, Middelheim Open-Air Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
          Japan 1989, Museum van HedendaagseKunst, Gent, Belgium
          Effets de Mirror, Bibliothèque Louis-Aragon, Choisy, France
1988  Monoha, Museo Labatorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
          Symposium of Olympic Sculpture, Seoul, Korea
1987  Mono-ha and Post Mono-ha, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
          Painting 1977-87, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
          Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1986  Seoul-Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
          Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
          Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy and Painting, Galerie Nationale de Prague, Czechoslovakia
          Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
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 
          M. Kawabata, Lee Ufan and Y.Saito Exhibition, Juda Rowan Gallery, London, UK
1982  Meister der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
          Material Gets Art, Berlin National Galerie, Berlin
          Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Camden Arts Center, London, UK
1980  Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, Basel, Switzerland
          Contemporary Art in Japan, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1979  11th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo (Awarded prize of National Museum of Modern Art), Kyoto, Japan
          1st Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, Hakone Open-Air Museum (Awarded Superlative Prize), Kanagawa, Japan
1978  Z. B. Sculpture, Städtisches Museum im STÄDEL, Frankfurt, Germany
          Focus 78, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris, France
1977  13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Awarded prize of The National
          Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
          Kassel Documenta 6, Germany
          Drawing 5 Artists, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
          100 Prints Acquisitions 1973-1976, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1976  2nd Sydney Biennale, Australia
          Ecole de Seoul, Seoul
          Cagnes-Sur-Mer, International Painting Fair, France
1975  3rd Triennale India, National Academy of Art, Newdely
          Contemporary Art of Japan, Museum of Letevorg, Stockholm, Sweden
          Contemporary Art of Japan, Sonja Henle-Niels Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway
1974  Japan Traditional Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
          Japanese Art in Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
1973  São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo
          11th Contemporary Art Exhibition : A Retrospective 20 Years of
          Contemporary Japanese Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
1972  2nd Seoul Prints Biennale, Seoul, Korea
          Napoli International Exhibition, Napoli, Italy
          7th, 8th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Japan
1971  7th Paris Biennale, Paris
1970  7th, 8th International Prints Biennale in Tokyo, Japan
          Mono- ha, Museum of Fine Art Gifu, Japan
          Aspects of New Japanese Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1969  Trends in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
          5th International Young Artists Exhibition (Awarded Prize of Japan Cultural Forum), Tokyo, Japan
          9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1968  Contemporary Art of Korea, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Berlin National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’ArtModerne, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Kröller-Müller Rijksmuseum, Otterloo, Holland
Le Musée de Sculpture enPlein Air, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
São Paulo Art Library, São Paulo, Brazil
Sonja Henle-NielsOnstad Museum, Oslo, Norway
StaatsKunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany
Stuttgart StaatsGalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
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
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
GalerieNationale 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
FondazioneMudima, 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
Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, USA
Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, USA
Eclipse Collection, Brussels, Belgium

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