84 Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

Founded in 1989, ARARIO GALLERY has been running 4 branches in Cheonan(Korea), Samcheong, Seoul(Korea), RYSE HOTEL, Seoul(Korea) and Shanghai(China). ARARIO GALLERY has always endeavored to explore new grounds that have never previously been looked at by other institutions in Korea, promoting hybridization and diversity in regionally localized art world through its active interactions with international art world. Through its artist representing system, the gallery has been to expand out to the global audience by introducing and proclaiming the excellence of Korean contemporary art to the rest of the world. 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.

Current Exhibition

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ARARIO GALLERY Seoul Samcheong presents <0 time>, a solo exhibition by artist SounGui Kim (b. 1946), opening August 30th, 2018. Focusing on the concept of time as it passes through Kim’s oeuvre, unlimited by the boundaries between diverse media, this exhibition focuses on early works yet to be introduced. Gaining an interest in the gap that forms in the back-and-forth between cultures, Kim deliberated on how to keep Eastern culture while accepting Western culture; and in accepting such a phenomenon with a playful attitude, she created a unique formative language distinct from the vision of other Korean artists abroad at the time. Video, painting, collage, sculpture, drawing-through an experience that crosses the borders of the medium, this exhibition aims to show the cumulative process of ‘time’ in its journey to become the ‘situation’ of ‘today,’ and to provide an opportunity to shine new light on the artist’s place in a topographic map of the international art world post-1970s.

KIM Soun-Gui

1989-1994 Philosophy aesthetics, UFR. Lettres, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
1977-1979 Semiology, UFR. Lettres, DEA(Diploma d’Etude Approfondie), University d’Aix en Provence, France
1971-1972 Diploma National d’Art Plastique with Honors, Ecole Nationale d’Art Décoratif de Nice, France
1971-1973 Invited artist at Centre Artistique de Rencontre International of Nice, France
1966-1971 BFA & Master Course at department of Painting, College of Fine Art in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2016 One Stroke of Painting, ARARIO MUSEUM in SPACE, Seoul, Korea
2014 Lunes, Où, Par-dessus le marché, Silence, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
2013 Beating the market, Soun-Gui Kim in dialogue with Cage, Derrida, and Nancy, presented by Jean-Michel Rabaté & Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA