ARTIST INFO

LEE Min-Ho

Lee Min-ho (1959-) is a Korean artist who has gained popularity these days in Korea with her unique photograph that cut out modern societies from an anonymous point of view. In her Uncertain ID Photo series, she takes pictures of mainly the trunk of human body (from lower half of face to mid-thighs) and sheds light on the reality of network era in which communication is achieved not by face to face but by densely structured anonymity. Her recent Portable Landscape series features the combination of photography and installation. The artist prepares a suitcase, the lid of which installed a photo of human figures with the background of urban sites, and the other half of the suitcase contains green lawn. Then she put it in various spots to take a photo of the site with suitcase in it. Thus, images in the suitcase are taken away from their origins and lose their particularity and end up to form a new narrative or meaning wherever they were taken to. They have traveled to so many places and transformed so much that have lost their origins, very like humans today, who seem to have lost their identities and wander around longing for their homes.

Works

  • Title
    Portable LandscapeII n.11
    Size
    112×150cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    digital print
  • Title
    Portable LandscapeII n.7
    Size
    112×150cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    digital print
  • Title
    Fil blanc n.47
    Size
    70x70cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    inkjet print
  • Title
    Fil blanc n.6
    Size
    60×90cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    inkjet print
  • Title
    Fil rouge n 23_
    Size
    53x70cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    inkjet print
  • Title
    Portable LandscapeII n.11
    Size
    112×150cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    digital print
  • Title
    Portable LandscapeII n.7
    Size
    112×150cm
    Year
    2008
    Medium
    digital print
  • Title
    Fil blanc n.47
    Size
    70x70cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    inkjet print
  • Title
    Fil blanc n.6
    Size
    60×90cm
    Year
    2015
    Medium
    inkjet print
  • Title
    Fil rouge n 23_
    Size
    53x70cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    inkjet print

CV

1990
Start working in Paris (-2005)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1996
Bernanos Gallery, Paris
1997
De Buci Gallery, Paris
1998
Kunstherberg Gallery, Hommerts, Netherland
1999
Grande Loge Museum France , Paris
De Buci Gallery, Paris
Gong-Pyong Art Center , Seoul
2000
La Nacelle, Aubergenville Culture Center , Aubergenville , France
Taylor Foundation, Paris
2001
De Buci Gallery, Paris
2003
Saint-Cyprien Contemporary Art Center , Pyrenees Orientales , France
Identity Photo , Junglebook Gallery, Ilsan
2004
So far so close, De Buci Gallery, Paris
We live here , Hall of Company Semea 15, Paris
2006
We are here , Goyang international Art Studio Gallery, Goyang
2007
We live here, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
Portable Landscape , Trunk Gallery, Seoul
2008
Portable Landscape-on the road, on the dot , at Gallery Touchart and Heyri Art Gallery
2009
Portable Landscape , Gallery yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
Portable Landscape ? baroque Imaginatio, K&N Gallery, Seoul
2012
Linked Landscape , Trunk Gallery, Seoul
2012
Invisible City Strange Site, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Japan
2015
Labyrinth Ariandne's thread , Space 22 ,Seoul, Korea
2017
Abstract journey , Imura Art Gallery ,Kyoto, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
“Moving Triennale made in Busan” Ferry terminal, Busan Made in Fukuoka, Japan
2015
“Biennale d” Issy_Noir et blanc, un duel éternel” National Museum Carte a jouer, France
2016
”Six perspectives on landscape” Muan Seungwoo Oh Museum of Art, Muan, Korea
2017
“Seoul photo festival” Changdong Art plattform 61, Seoul