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  • Kang-ha Lee


    Lee Kang-ha (b. 1953-2008, Yeongam) witnessed students and citizens getting beaten up by martial law forces when he was a first-year student at Chosun University in 1980. He produced banners and pickets and gathered people to fight against the martial law forces. For about a year, he was being wanted for and suffered from imprisonment when he was charged on alleged violation of decree and special robbery. He has held eleven solo exhibitions, and participated in 100 group exhibitions including The 15 Years of Minjung Art (MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea, 1994) and the Korean Pavilion at the inaugural Gwangju Biennale (1995). He also published eight books on art. His works are still revered as impressive pieces of mastery and have been donated as cultural heritage to the Lee Kang-ha Art Museum, located in Nam-gu, Gwangju, Korea.