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Lee Yongbaek - Contemporary Artist

Lives and works in Seoul Now.


1966     Born in Gimpo, Korea

1990     BFA Painting, College of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul

1993     BFA Fine Art, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany 

1995     MFA Sculpture, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany 

▪Solo Exhibitions

2018      Korean Mosaic, Maehyangri Studio, Hwaseong, Korea

2016      Lee Yongbaek: An Unfamiliar Path, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

2014      Handheld Shooting, Spinnerei Halle 12 WERKSCHAU, Leipzig, Germany

2011       Lee Yongbaek: New Angel, PIN Gallery, Beijing

             54th Venice Biennale – The Love is Gone, But the Scar Will Heal, Korean Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2008     PLASTIC, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2007     New Folder, Arario Gallery, Beijing

2006     Angel-Soldier, +Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2005     Angel-Soldier, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

              Angel-Soldier, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

1999      Tactile Documentary, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

1993      Installation and Drawings, Gallerie Zehentscheuer, Münsingen, Germany

1990      Material and Immaterial, Sonamu Gallery, Seoul


▪Group Exhibitions

2018      Cinema ; The Mood Mosaic, museum of arts and design, New York, U.S.

             Gyeonggi Archive_NOW, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus, Suwon, Korea 

             Catch a tiger tail, Pohang Steel Art Festival, Pohang, Korea

2016      Before the Beginning and After the End, K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

             Please Return to Busan Port: 21 Korean Contemporary Artists, Vestfossen museum, Vestfossen, Norway 

             Nanjing International Art Festival(NJIAF), Nanjing, China

             Suncheon Bay International Eco-Environmental Art Festival, Suncheon, Korea

             2016 Seoul ArtStation Project, SEOCHO T-CENTER, Seoul

2015      Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, U.S.

             Brilliant City, Sejong Hyundai Motorgallery, Seoul

             7th DMZ International Documentary Festival, Paju

             Malmö Photo Biennale, Malmö, Sweden

             The 70th Anniversary of Liberation Day: NK Project, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

             Have a Good Day Mr.Kim!, Choi & Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany

             Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Singapore

             Hyundai Brilliant Memories, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

2014      2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, China

             The Moment, We Awe, Sanshang Contemporary Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

             Prism–Nam June Paik and New Media Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

             Liquid Times, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2013      Distilling Senses, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

             NO Questions, Klingental Exhibition Space, Basel, Switzerland

             The Moment, We Awe, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China

             A Soldier's Tale: 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories, Asia House, London

             Transform, Korean Cultural Center, Bangkok

             The Moment, We Awe, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

             CUVÉE 13 Biennale, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

             Either-Or, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

             Avesta Art 2013, Avesta, Sweden

             Move on Asia: Video Art in Asia 2002 - 2012, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2012      Global Groove, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, U.S.

             Road to 12 – 104 miles, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires

             The Digital Aesthetic 2012, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, U.K.

             Cynical Resistance, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam

             One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy, House of the Nobleman, London

             Thoughts on Body, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

             ReBooting, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing

             Dare to Share, Barents Spectacle, Norway

2011       Together: Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea

             3rd DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival Special Section, Gallery Jijihyang, Paju, Korea

             Root of Imagination, Gallery Absinthe, Seoul

             Fool the Eye, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul

             Abstract It!, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

             Chimera, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

2010      Spring and Autumn, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

             Plastic Garden: Korean Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

             A Different Similarity, Bochum Art Association, Bochum, Germany

2009    The Imaginary Line, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

             Image Nation, Salon de H, Seoul

             Boondocks, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany

             A Different Similarity, santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

             Moscow Biennale, Moscow

             Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

             Korean Eye: Moon Generation, Saatchi Gallery, London

             Passage_09, Universal Cube, Leipzig, Germany

             Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

             IDA project: Vernacular Terrain Video and New Media, China, Japan, and Australia

             APT Project, Artist Pension Trust, Beijing

             Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Korean Art, National Museum of Modern and  Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2008    Modest Monuments: Contemporary Art from Korea, King's Lynn Art Centre, Norfolk, UK

             3rd Nanjing Triennale – Reflective Asia, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

             5th Busan Biennale – Expenditure, Busan, Korea

             Fantasy Studio Project, Blade Factory, Liverpool, UK

             Extended Senses: Present of Korea, Japan Media Art, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

             Re-view: As a Characteristic of the Contemporary Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

             Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Korean Art, National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina, Buenos Aires

2007     Trans Pop: Korea Vietnam Remix, Arko Art Center, Seoul

             Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Korean Art, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago

             Soft Power, Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul

             The Prague Contemporary Art Festival – Tina B, Prague

2006    Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art, Asia House, London

             ALLLOOKSAME/TUTTTUGUALE: China Korea Japan Art, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo  Foundation, Turin, Italy

             Spotlight 30 Women, Papertainer Museum, Seoul

             Softness, SOMA Museum, Seoul

             Circuit Diagram London, Project Space CELL, London

             Circuit Diagram Seoul, Songwon Art Center, Seoul

             SLOW TECH, Museum of contemporary Art, Taipei

             EXPOSED: Black Box and Crystal Ball, London County Hall, Harrods Department Store, London; LG I Gallery, London

             The Art of Passat-ism, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya; Gallery Q, Tokyo

             On Difference, Württembergischer Art Association, Stuttgart, Germany

             Chunggye Media Theater, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

             5th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, Le Corum, Montpellier, France

2005     Two Asias, Two Europes: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art,  Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

             Banana Surfer, Ieum Gallery, Beijing

             Post IMF, Art Ark Gallery, Shanghai, China

             From Berlin to DMZ, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

2004     Exhibition JACK!, Contemporary Art and Spirits(C.A.S.), Osaka, Japan

             Media City Seoul Biennale in Taipei – Digital Sublime, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

             Unusual Combination, +Gallery, Tokyo

             Out the Window, Project Space Zip, Seoul; The Japan Foundation, Seoul, Tokyo

             HOMMAGE A PAIK, Space C, Seoul

2003     Mobile Project 01 Milano 'Pronto', Alternative Space Care Of, Milano, Italy

             Modern Art in Hardcore Dior, Won Gallery, Seoul

             S.O.S, White Elephant Gallery, Berlin

             Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea

             Electric Power, Kepco Art Center, Seoul 

             Crossing 2003: Korea/Hawaii I, Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, U.S.

2002     8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, U.S.

             2nd Media City Seoul Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

             Gwangju Biennale – Pause, Gwangju, Korea

             The Color of Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

             Nam June Paik & Media Art, Yonsei University, Seoul

             Media Art, Daejeon-New York Special Effect, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea

             CRASTO Festival, Chung Ang University, Seoul

             Reconsideration of Media, Ichon Contemporary Art Center, Ichon, Korea

             Intersection: Architecture and Art, Space imA, Seoul

2001      One Second, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

2000     Seoul International Performance Art Festival, Seoul

             Venice Biennale 2000 (Architecture), Arsenale, Venice, Italy

             1st Media City Seoul Biennale: Digital Alice, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

             Enfant Terrible, Ssamzie Space, Seoul

             Artificial Emotion, Gallery Fusion, Seoul

             Discussion, Exhibition of Small Group ‘80, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul

             Daejeon Media Art 2000, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea

             Shamanism of Cyber Space, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

1999     The Turn of the Century, Sungkok Museum, Seoul

             Media & City: Century of Light, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

1998      Media In & Out, Seonam Museum of Art, Seoul

1996      Technology Vs. Anti-Technology, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul

             ‘96 Science and Art Show, Interactive Gallery COEX, Seoul

             10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallerie Zehentscheuer, Münsingen, Germany

1995      Sculpture and Objet, Kunst Haus, Ullum, Germany

             Contact, Yellow House (Esslingen City Museum), Esslingen, Germany

             Music and Video, Willhelum Theater, Stuttgart, Germany 

             Sculpture, Glasskasten, Stuttgart, Germany

1994      In der Feme so Nah, Am Boschwerk, Stuttgart, Germany 

1991       Leaders of Contemporary Art in Korea, Galleria Gallery, Seoul

1990      90’s Contemporary Art Exhibition Towards Unification, TaRe Gallery, Seoul

             2nd Golden Apple, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

             Collection Group, Sam Jeong Gallery, Seoul; Na Gallery, Seoul 

             A Print, Gallery 2000, Seoul 

             Nu-Reum Group Printmaking, Kwan Hoon Gallery, Seoul

             Noise/OUT Group, Young Artist Gallery, Seoul

             Dong-A Fine Art Festival: Special Prize, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 

1989      9th Exhibition of Korea Contemporary Prints Public Subscription: Special Prize, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul

             Korea-Japan Exchange Exhibition, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

             Independant, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1988      Independant, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

             Dong-A Art Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

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