Born in 1936, Korea
 

Education
1956
Interrupted studies at Seoul National University and went to Japan

1961
Graduated from Nihon University, Department of Philosophy, Tokyo


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Lee Ufan: Ceramics, part of Asia Week New York, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Lee Ufan Pressentiment, Centre De Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours, France

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

2015  
Pace Gallery New York, USA/London, UK/Hong Kong
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
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2007  
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
52nd La Biennale di Venezia, palazzo Palumbo Fossati, Venice
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2006  
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea

2005  
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama 
Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne  

2004  
Musée Fernet Branca St.Louis, Alsace
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2003  
Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

2002
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

2001  
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea

2000
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

1999  
Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998  
Städtisches Museum im Städel, Frankfurt

1997  
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris

1996
Lisson Gallery, London
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea

1995  
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

1994  
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Fondazione Mudima, Milano

1993  
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan 
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992 
Konggan Gallery, Busan, Korea

1991  
Hara Museum ARC, Japan

1989
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988  
The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Padiglione  D’Arte Contemporanea, Milano

1986
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1984
Galerie de Paris, Paris, France

1980
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1979  
Marl Sculpture Museum, Germany

1978
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark 
Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf 
Gelerie m, Bochum, Germany

1977
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1976
Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

1975
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, France

1974
Tamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1973
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1970
Tamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1967  
Sato Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions
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  
Enrico Castellani and Lee Ufan: Surgaceset Correspondences, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
Korean Abstract Painting: 45th Anniversary of Gallery Hyundai, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Dansaekhwa, Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice
Avant Garde-Asia: Lines of Korean Masters, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong

2014  
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
The Art of Dansaekhwa, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
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
Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

2011  
54th Venice Biennale, The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi
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
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  
Micro- Narrative, Beograd
L’Art de Monet et Sa Postérité, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Elastic Taboos, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien

2006  
Shelter, National Galeriel, Berlin
La force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris
Gwangju 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
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  
Shanghai Biennale, UNESCO prize, Shanghai
Gwangju 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
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
São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

1971  
7th Paris Biennale, Paris

1970  
Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1969
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

 

Awards
1969
Awarded prize for critical writing "From Object to Being," Tokyo
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