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    Lee Bul (b. 1964, Yeongju) creates works that reflect a philosophical exploration of 20th-century cultural history. Exploring issues ranging from societal gender roles and the failure of idealism to the relationship between humanity and technology, she produces genre-bending works rooted in critical theory, art history and themes from science fiction. Lee Bul was academically trained in sculpture but her interest expanded into other media, such as performance art. Through her installations, she investigates how visionary narratives and notions of progress affect the way our world is structured both in the present and future. Lee Bul received a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University, Seoul, in 1987. She has had retrospective exhibitions organized at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2019) and Martin Gropius-BauArt, Berlin, Germany (2018-2019). Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions such as Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future (Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2019) and the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).