Lee Ufan was born in Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, in 1936. He attended Seoul National University before moving to Japan in 1956 and studied philosophy at Nihon University College of Humanities. Lee is widely known as a leading figure in “Mono-ha” (the “School of Things”). In 1969, his article “From Object to Being” was selected for the Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Art Criticism Award. Major solo exhibitions in recent years include the Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan, 2005), the Guggenheim Museum (US, 2011), the Palace of Versailles (France, 2014), and Center Pompidou Metz (France, 2019).
A large-scale retrospective exhibition is held in 2022-2023 (the National Art Center, Tokyo and Hyogo prefectural museum of art).
In 2010, the Lee Ufan Museum designed by architect Tadao Ando opened in Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture. His major publications include “The Art of Encounter” (1971) and “The Art of Margins” (2002).
Special display of Lee Ufan’s three woodcut prints
Hours： Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Place：Adachi Tokyo Showroom （About 10 minutes walk from JR Mejiro St.）