October 13-16, 2016

VIP preview : Oct. 13(Thu) 4pm
Venue : NEMO, Art Space at Interpark Theater, Seoul

Oct.14(Fri) – Oct.15(Sat) : 10am – 8pm
Oct.16(Sun) : 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 twenty contemporary Korean artists of twenty 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.



International Panel 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 will deliberate upon diverse issues impacting their field. The Open Talks will be conducted in English with simultaneous Korean translation.

Date & Time Panelists Moderator
Art Dealers Talk Oct.14(Fri)
1pm ~ 2pm
José Kuri
Co-founder and director of Kurimanzutto Gallery
Sunhee Choi
Director of
Choi&Lager Gallery
Collectors Talk Oct.15(Sat)
11am ~ 12:30pm
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 Oct.15(Sat)
1pm ~ 2:30pm
Benjamin Genocchio
Executive Director of The Armory Show

Adam Sheffer
President of the Art Dealers Association of America

Robert Manley
Deputy Chairman of Phillips

Gabriela Galcerán
Director of Talking Galleries
Georgina Adam
Editor, Journalist of
Art Newspaper

Artists Talk

                 Date & Time Speakers          Moderator 
Artist Talk 1 Oct.14(Fri)
11am ~ 12pm
Na Kim
Graphic Designer, Artist

Sungwon Kim
Art Critic
Bo young Song
Managing Director at Kukje Gallery
Artist Talk 2 Oct.16(Sun)
1pm ~ 2pm
(Noh Yunhee, Jeong Hyunseok)

Chang Moon Tae
Bella Jung
Director of space bm

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

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.

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

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