SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA GALLERIES
14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-190 Korea/ 822.2287.3500/ www.galleryhyundai.com
Gallery Hyundai is the city’s oldest art gallery. It was established in 1970, and is located just off Samcheong-ro, the heart of the Seoul art scene (appropriately dubbed ‘gallery street’). Gallery Hyundai is also dedicated to the discovery of new talent through schemes such as its Window Gallery, which exhibits the work of local and international artists. Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm.
40, Samcheong-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu,, Seoul, 03049 Korea/ 8227.349.4679 / www.pkmgallery.com
PKM Gallery is another big player on the city’s cultural landscape. Founded in 2001 by Park Kyung Mee, PKM Gallery has developed a strong international stance, showing at art fairs such as Art Basel, Art HongKong and Art Fair Tokyo, and opening a second space in the Caochangdi art district of Beijing in 2006. Open: Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm. Sunday: closed.
9 Jahamun-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 822.730.2243/ www.leeahngallery.com
Since its inception in 2007 in Daegu, one of the five metropolitan cities in South Korea, and its opening of a second branch in Seochon, Seoul in March 2013, the LEEAHN has operated the two gallery spaces. With an extensive range of exhibitions of the art world’s leading and emerging artists, the LEEAHN will continue to highlight contemporary art trends and bridge the gap between art and audience, while contributing to invigorating the art market and globalizing Korean art. Open: Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm. Sun closed.
54 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 822.735.8449/ www.kukjegallery.com
Since Kukje Gallery opened at the center of Seoul in 1982, it has been committed to presenting the work of the most current and significant Korean and international contemporary artists. The exhibitions provided the foremost rare opportunity for the Korean art audiences to encounter the works of world-renowned contemporary artists without going abroad.The Gallery continues to play a key role in developing the domestic art market and promoting Korean artists; as well as drawing the national audience’s attention to the currently international art world. Open: Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm.
97 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 822.720.1020/ www.ganaart.com
The Gana Art Gallery is located on Mt. Bukhansan. This gallery has the largest floor space in the country. Designed by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, it reflects the best of modern, Western design. The Gana Art Gallery has been built in the hills on the outskirts of Mt. Bukhansan, in order to display traditional Korean art in a beautiful setting. It shows how important the harmony of nature and art is to this place. Pyeongchang-dong, the district where it is located, is mostly a residential area, almost devoid of skyscrapers and business buildings. After looking around the gallery, taking a tour around town will help greatly in understanding the traditional culture of Korea. Open: Mon-Sun, 10am-7pm.
25 Hyoja-ro, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 822.738.7570/ jeanart.net
Established in October 1, 1972, Jean Art Gallery has been in the center of the Korean art industry during the last 40 years. It has also contributed to the interaction between the Korean and Japanese art market through exhibition of Korean artists in Japan and vice versa. Jean Art Gallery is a pioneer, being the first gallery in Korea to attend an international art fair, KIAC, back in 1984. Since then, it has continued to expand its international presence through participation in Art L.A., Melbourne Art Fair, Tokyo Art Expo and NICAF. Jean Art Gallery has also continued its efforts to build overseas exhibition experience through ongoing exchange of diverse art works. Open: Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.
# 84 Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03053/ 822.541.5701/ www.arariogallery.com
Since reopening its doors in Cheonan in 2002, Arario Gallery runs two branches in Cheonan and Seoul, and an gallery in Shanghai. On the basis of experience in China’s art industry, the gallery currently introduces various works from India and Southeast Asia’s artists which have yet been introduced within the country. Furthermore, the gallery continuously strives to discover, support and promote artists from India and Southeast Asia, and to spread its influence throughout this region. In accordance with its excellent artist representing system and collaborations with various domestic and international galleries, Arario Gallery is a leading Asian gallery which will continue to devote to expanding the possibility of art and the art market of Korea and Asia. Open: Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm; Monday closed.
22 Samcheong-ro 5-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03054/ 8202.394.3631/ www.gaainart.com
Since its opening in 1992, Gaain Gallery had been very active in the 90‘s by hosting exhibitions of domestic artists like Guilin Kim, Inhyun Lee, Byunghun Min, Myungseop Hong andSukwon Park, and of foreign artists including Gottfried Honegger and Roman Opalka. Starting with exhibition which examined the influence of Minimalism on contemporary art, Gaain Gallery has presented various exhibitions of domesticand foreign artists that are not limited to specific genre or medium. Also,we hope to continue the legacy of , an exhibition that successfully conducted in the 90s, by hosting two group exhibitions every year.