Lee Bul has been named this year’s laureate for Korea’s prestigious Ho-Am Prize for the Arts. Founded in 1990, the Ho-Am Prize recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the disciplines of science, engineering, medicine, the arts, and community service in Korea. A further prize is given to ‘individuals and organisations, regardless of nationality, that have made outstanding contributions to Korean or international society in the areas outside of the five Ho-Am Prize categories’. Bul will receive a diploma, a pure gold medal and a cash prize of KRW 300million (about £200,600).
8 April 2019