Lee Bul (born in Seoul, Korea in 1964) is one of the most prominent contemporary artists to have emerged from Asia in the 1990s. In 1999, she came to prominence when she represented Korea in the Venice Biennale.
Lee studied sculpture at Hongik University in Seoul and graduated in 1987. Her artworks mostly consist of installation pieces that involve the audience being placed into Lee’s artwork.
Lee Bul has had solo exhibitions worldwide including “Live Forever” which toured the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and The Power Plant, Toronto. She was selected as a finalist for the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize by the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Other venues that have exhibited her are Domus Artium, Salamanca; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Japan Foundation, Tokyo; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille; Le Consortium, Dijon; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Kunsthalle Bern; and the Museum of Modern Art. In March 2010 The Hara Museum ARC unveiled a permanent installation by Lee Bul entitled “A Fragmentary Anatomy of Every Setting Sun”.