Lee Kun-Yong

Korean, b. 1942

Lee Kun-Yong
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Born in 1942 in Hwanghae-do and studied Fine art at the Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. During post-war recovery Lee Kun-Yong paved the way for pioneering and championing experiments in art from the late 1960s onwards. From surviving and flourishing through the rough days of Korean history,

to making a global impact, the art of Lee Kun-Yong occupies a special place in contemporary art history.

Selected exhibitions


Lee Kun-Yong, Form of Now, Pace Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Lee Kun-Yong, Relay Life, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea



Lee Kun-Yong, Pace Gallery Beijing, Beijing, CHINA

Lee Kun-Yong: Equal Area, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia


Contemporary Art Dictionary, 7 Keywords, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea

Renegades in Resistance and Challenge, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea



LEE Kun-Yong, LEEAN Gallery, Seoul, Korea

LEE Kun-Yong, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea


Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK

Experimental Art of Suwon in the 1980-1990s, It’s Not Quiet That, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea



As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, MMCA Gwacheon

Busan Biennale 2016, Busan Museum of Art, Busan

Story Blossoms in art, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan



LEE Kun-Yong, UM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Special Exhibition, International CheongJu Art Fair, Korea


Cheongju International Art Fair Special Exhibition, Cheongju, Korea



Lee Kun-Yong in Snail’s Gallop, MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea


The Magic of Spring, Asan Gallery, Asan, Korea

BAMA Busan Art Market of Galleries Affairs, Bexco, Busan, Korea




Lee Kun-Yong, Gallery Godo, Seoul, Korea


Fountain Art Fair, New York, USA

50 Years of Korean Drawing, Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Museum, Seoul, Korea

The Spectrum of Contemporary Korean Art, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan



Lee Kun-Yong Performance, Relay Life, One Village in L.A., USA

Lee Kun-Yong Special Exhibition, Asan Gallery, Asan, Korea

The 4th ART DAEGU International Art Fair’s Special Artist, EXCO, Daegu, Korea


Korean Art Show 2011, Soho, New York, USA

Koln Art Fair, Koln, Germany

ASIA TOP Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Qi is Full, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

The 14th Beijing Art EXPO, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China



Lee Kun-Yong Special Exhibition, Gallery Casa di Lago, Gunsan, Korea

Lee Kun-Yong Underground 2010, Asan Gallery, Asan, Korea

Lee Kun-Yong Special Exhibition, Oulim Art Show

Hotel Fair, Onyang Hotel, Asan, Korea

Art Hamptons - The International Art Fair, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, New York, USA

The 3rd Art DAEGU International Art Fair’s Special Artist, EXCO, Daegu, Korea


Korean Avant-garde Drawing 1970~2000, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, SOMA, Seoul, Korea

Korean Historical Conceptual Art 1970-80 Jack of All Trades, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, GMA, Ansan, Korea

Art Daegu 2010 -The Journey of Creations’International Art Fair, Daegu, Korea



The 2nd Art DAEGU International Art Fair’s Special Artist, EXCO, Daegu, Korea