The Geumgang Nature Art Biennale is an international Nature Art exhibition planned by Yatoo, the Korean Nature Art Association firstly established in 1981. Yatoo spreads Nature Art around Gongju in Chungnam Province. Based on Yatoo’s experience of planning and hosting international nature art events since the early 1990s, the first Biennale was held in 2004, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the South Chungcheong Province and Gongju City. Throughout three weeks the artists from around the world live together and create their works. An introductive session for the nature art project and other programs are conducted in parallel. There are two programs for foreign artists and IWO campers. The first is introducing the Korean culture, the second is a project created together with children and other citizens. The works of the artists are displayed at Ssangshin Park allowing the visitors to observe how they interact with the natural context.
Founded in 1995 in memory of spirits of civil uprising of the 1980 repression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea is Asia's oldest biennial of contemporary art. The Gwangju Biennale shows contemporary art under a theme along with special guest exhibitions and various performances.
The Gwangju Design Biennale 2017 primarily seeks to reflect the power of design in the future creative society . Exploring the theme of “FUTURES” the exhibitions and installations will touch on contemporary hot-topics ranging from sustainable, eco-friendly, future-oriented design with emphasis on sympathy, distribution/sharing and consideration. It explores the future life , design value and its vision under new paradigm of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
- As the world’s first design biennale, the Gwangju Design Biennale is held to celebrate and to promote Gwangju as the design capital of the world.
The Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course is an education program specially designed by Gwangju Biennale Foundation since 2009 for emerging curators, art practitioners to cultivate expertise in curating and organizing exhibitions. The course has been acknowledged as excellent for providing its participants with a month long intensive training course to help them to build specialized knowledge on contemporary art and to sharpen the curatorial skills through hands-on experience. The lectures and discussion sessions linked with the preparation of the year’s biennale preparation, in particular, is highlighted with eminent faculties and guest lecturers from the field composing its leading educational contents of contemporary art discourses.
Since its establishment, the GyeongGi Cultural Foundation has worked to “establish a cultural platform to promote a culture of well-being among its residents and to make “GyeongGi-do a living place for culture.” Now the GGCF is striving to build a cultural ecosystem by expanding its support for cultureand art, enhancing cultural exchange, and reviving local culture, while developing cultural policies and discovering items and traditions of cultural heritage, and training and improving art and culture activists.
Gyeonggi Creation Center (GCC) is an art sponsorship organization to support creative activities and researches by domestic and overseas artists. With a variety of facilities such artists’ studios, art and crafts workshops, artwork storage, a theater and a number of multi-purpose halls, GCC hosts exhibitions and open-studio events, community based art programs, art education, and international exchange programs.
Established in 2001, the Gyeounggi International Ceramic Biennale has established itself as one of the major events transcending locality in Korea. With Ceramicists from around the world gathering in Korea and world-renowned ceramic ware presented in Gyeonggi-do Province, the Biennale a true ceramic arts festival where all ceramic artists from more than 70 countries across the world gather is held every odd year.
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, a provincial museum of art supported by the Gyeonggi-do provincial government and administered by the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, collects contemporary artworks based on investigation and research, presents contemporary and creative special exhibitions, and plans and provides a variety of education programs for visitors and Gyeonggi-do residents.
Hakgojae Gallery is a modern art gallery and their motto is “creation of the new by understanding the old.” The architecture of the gallery reflects this motto. The main building of Gallery Hakgojae was designed to look like a hanok, (a traditional Korean house), while the new hall was designed in a modern, 21st century style of architecture. Though the two architectural styles are different, they harmonize beautifully. Hakgojae Gallery also has a branch in the Shanghai art district of Moganshan Road.
Since its founding in 2007, HITE Foundation has been dedicated to support artists of all ages, and by opening HITE Collection in 2010, to broaden the spectrum of the contemporary art through exhibitions focusing on Drawings, Film, Media, Painting and Sculpture, Photography and Prints. HITE Collection seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art and readily accessible to all.