Gwangju Biennale


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:00


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Founded in 1995 in memory of the civil uprising and the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Gwangju Biennale is Asia’s oldest and most prestigious biennial of contemporary art. Under the helm of previous curators - including Massimiliano Gioni, Kerry Brougher, Sukwon Chang, Okwui Enwezor, Charles Esche, Hou Hanru, Honghee Kim, Yongwoo Lee, Youngchul Lee, Kwangsoo Oh, Wankyoung Sung and Harald Szeemann - the Gwangju Biennale has established itself as a highlight of the international contemporary art biennale circuit.



The Gwangju Biennale is proudly hosted by the Gwangju Biennale Foundation and The Metropolitan City of Gwangju.





Exhibition ScheduleSeptember 7, 2012 - November 11, 2012 (Open Everyday)
Opening Hours9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hours9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Office Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For group reservations, please call the Public Relations Department : 

핸드폰아이콘 +82(0)62- 608-4221

Changes or cancellations to group reservations must be made three days in advance of the reservation date.     

Visitors to the Gwangju Biennale are asked to adhere to the following guidelines and restrictions in order to protect the art and ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all visitors.
  • Please do not touch the artworks, including frames or supports.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any area of the exhibition.
  • Outside food/drink is prohibited.
  • No pets are permitted (aside from trained service animals accompanying visitors with disabilities).
  • For the safety of the artworks, luggage or large backpacks are not allowed into the exhibition.
  • Flash photography, the use of a tripod, and any photography/videography for commercial purposes is prohibited. For press and other special photography, including film and videotape projects, please contact the PR & Business Department.
  • Visitors of all ages are welcome to the exhibition, however families are requested to keep an eye on children at all times. Running or shouting is not permitted in the galleries. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The exhibition includes video works and installations with sound. Please help us ensure all guests may experience the works, by keeping noise to a respectful level.
  • Please do not use cell phones in the galleries. If you receive or need to make a call, please step outside the gallery for the duration of your phone call.
We hope you enjoy your visit with us. If you need assistance while you are here, please feel free to ask at the Information Desk or email :