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We are pleased to present a solo exhibition of Lee Minho, Korean female artist working in Seoul.

Graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris, she started using photography as a media instead of painting in 2002. Since 2006, she has been working on photographic works by using computer techniques. She collages some parts photographed, and the way she chooses motifs and composition reminds us of that of paintings.

In the series《Fil rouge/ fil blanc》, she collages the woolen thread with the places taken photographed. She chooses abstract places such as abandoned old Korean textile factory or the ocean, and woolen thread in her photograph invites us to the surrealistic world.

For Lee Minho, the word "thread" signifies labyrinth as the episode of Ariadne' s thread in Greek myth, and the string as a fate. At a glance, we cannot find whether her work is photographed or painted.

We wish you enjoy the world of Lee Minho at imura art gallery. 

※This exhibition is planned for "KG+ Award 2017" , a satellite event of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017.


1959 Born in Seoul, Korea

1981 Graduated Sung-Shin University in Seoul (German literature)

2002 Diploma of Visual Art (DEA ) in University Paris 1 (Pantheon Sorbonne)

2002- Works and lives in Seoul

Selected solo exhibition 

2015 "Labyrinth_Ariandne's thread", Space 22, Seoul
2012 "Strange Site_Invisible Ciy", Yamaki Fine Art Gallery, Kobe, Japan 2012 "Linked Landscape", Trunk Gallery, Seoul
2007 "Portable Landscape", Trunk gallery, Seoul
2007 "We live here", Yamaki Fine Art gallery, Kobe, Japan
2004 "So far so close", De Buci gallery, Paris
2004 "We live here", Hall of Company Semea 15, Paris
2003 Saint-Cyprien Contemporary Art Center, Pyrenees Orientales, France


Seoul Museum of Art
Gyeonggi Musem of Modern Art
Saint-Cyprien Contemporary Art Center, France
Art Bank_National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea 

period: 2017.4.12 wed. -5.13 sat.
time: 12:00- 19:00
venue: imura art gallery(Closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holiday)

4.15(sat.) 15:00〜:Talk event 

'Triangle Talk - Lee Min Ho's Art world and Beyond' 

sponsored by Arts Korea Council(ARKO)

Coodinator: Pil Joo Jung (Art Sociologist)


Lee Minho (Artist)

Pil Joo Jung (Art Sociologist)

Yosaku Matsutani (Doshisa Women's College of Liberal Arts, information and media department)

Mizuki Endo (Independent curator)

More artist info: Lee Min-Ho


Lee Min-Ho solo exhibition "No_where Abstract journey"
2017.4.12 wed. -5.13 sat.
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