Lee Bul, State of Reflection, 2016, Crystal, glass and acrylic beads, mirrors, stainless-steel, aluminum and black nickel rods, steel and bronze chains, stainless-steel and aluminum armature, 189 x 178 x 136 cm, Photo: Jeon Byung-cheol, Courtesy the artist and Galeries Thaddeus Ropac
Lee Bul (b. 1964, S. Korea) works across a diverse range of media – from drawing, sculpture, and painting to performance, installation, and video. Her installations and sculptures explore universal themes such as the utopian desire to achieve perfection through technological advances, and the dystopic suspicions and failures that often result. Solo exhibitions of her work include shows at Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2016 and 2012); Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015). Her work has been included in important group exhibitions and biennials such as Score_ Music for Everyone, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea (2017); The Future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); among many others.