Gallery Weekend Korea

October 3, 2016

October 13–16, 2016

VIP preview: Thursday, October 13, 4pm

NEMO, Art Space Interpark Theater
Hours: Friday–Saturday 10am–8pm,
Sunday 10am–6pm

GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA 2016, organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, will be held in Seoul from October 13–16, during Korean Art Week.

Being presented for the first time in 2016, GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA is a major international event in the field of contemporary art, highlighted by 20 contemporary Korean artists of 20 participating galleries. Prominent international curators, gallerists, collectors, and art media will gather to participate in other core programs of GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA, including Open Talks, Networking Receptions, and Art Tours throughout Seoul and Gwangju.

Programming highlights

Showcase exhibitors
Gallery Kong (Jung-Yeon Min) / Gallery Chosun (Jeong Ju Jeong) / Gallery Baton (Sang Gyun Kim) / Gana Art (Zong Dae An) / Art Factory (Jin Hoon Ha) / Gallery Date (Sang-Yuel Yoon) / Gallery2 (Donghyun Son) / Gallery LUX (SATA) / Galerie GAIA (Myoung-Jin Kim) / Gallery EM (Jin Han Lee) / Kukje Gallery (Na Kim) / Keumsan Gallery (Yong R. Kwon) / Space O’NewWall (Hyunjung Kim) / Lee Eugean Gallery (Hyounsoo Kyung) / ATELIER AKI (Jun Young Kang) / space bm (RohwaJeong) / Gallery SUN contemporary (Jihye Park) / Hakgojae (Mari Kim) / Leeahn Gallery (Kyung Chul Shin) / Park Ryu Sook Gallery (Seung Hee Lee)

Open talks
Presented in partnership with Talking Galleries (TG), the first three open talks of GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA will take place on October 14 and 15. The three talks, co-organized by KAMS and TG, are entitled “Art Dealers Talk,” “Collectors Talk,” and “Talking Galleries Talk.” In these discussions, which are open to the public, various members of the international art market (e.g., national and international art dealers, collectors, journalists, auctioneers, art fair directors, and critics) will deliberate upon diverse issues impacting their field. The Open Talks will be conducted in English with simultaneous Korean translation. For the full schedule of Open Talks, click here.

Featured panelists include:
Art Dealers Talk: José Kuri, Co-founder and director of Kurimanzutto Gallery / Sunhee Choi, Director of Choi & Lager Gallery in Cologne
Collectors Talk: Serge Tiroche, Co-founder of Tiroche DeLeon Collection / Alain Servais, Brussels-based collector / Sylvain Levy, Co-founder of DSL Collection / Eunju Park, art critic
Talking Galleries Talk: Georgina Adam, Editor and Journalist of the Art Newspaper / Adam Sheffer, President of the Art Dealers Association of America / Benjamin Genocchio, Executive Director of the Armory Show / Robert Manley, Deputy Chairman of Phillips / Gabriela Galcerán, Director of Talking Galleries

In addition to the on-site programs, performances created by renowned Korean choreographers will be presented at the 20 showcase exhibitions.

Art tours
To highlight the vitality of Korea’s contemporary art scene, Art Tours will offer an array of guided tours of Seoul’s international biennales, galleries, museums, and art institutions, tailored exclusively for visiting international VIP guests.

Networking reception
GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA will also feature three networking receptions, to be held at 7:30 each evening at NEMO (October 13), Kukje Gallery (October 14), and Song Eun Art Space (October 15).

For further information and full programming highlights, please visit

Press contact: Korea Arts Management Service, T +82 2 2098 2927 / gwk [​at​]

Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
Established in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) is a non-profit public arts and cultural foundation affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. Its mission is to vitalize the international exchange of Korean contemporary art and to serve as a bridge between the Korean and international art markets. KAMS also actively promotes the development of various networks within the art world. For further information, please visit