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‘2016 Korea ART WEEK, Biennale-holic’


- Exhibition Guided Tour Walk & Talk, Biennale Seminar, Like! Art -

Events Held from Oct.15 (Sat) ~ 16(Sun)





The Gwangju Biennale Foundation will host ‘2016 Korea Art Week, Biennale-holic’ event from October 15th through 16th for the duration of two days.  For this event, there will be a guided tour of the Gwangju Biennale exhibition‘Walk & Talk’ in addition to the ‘Biennale Seminar’for which representatives of Korea’s three Biennales (Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, SeMA Biennale Media City Seoul) will participate in. Moreover, for those visiting the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall during those designated dates, ‘Like! Art’event will take place and participants will have the opportunity to win many prizes and giveaways through SNS photo shot, coloring contest and other events.


‘2016 Korea Art Week, Biennale-holic’is an event sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism together with Arts Council Korea in order to raise the national interest in art and to invigorate the culture of art into public life. Thus, with‘Art in Life’as the underlying theme, the slogan‘Like! Art’was created to close the distance and familiarize the public with art.


I like Biennale!

On Saturday October 15th, 2016, there will be a Walk & Talk program; a guided tour for the local residents to easily understand the Biennale exhibition. In addition to the main exhibition at the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, the tour will extend out towards Asia Culture Center, Woo Jaeghil Art Museum, Mudeung Museum of Contemporary Art and other outer sites. To register, please send in the Walk & Talk form to starting from October 1st and the first 80 people will receive a confirmation to participate. The admission tickets are to be individually purchased and for all participants, transportation between exhibition sites and lunch will be provided.

Walk & Talk Registration

  • Participants : First 80 people to register

    (Must purchase Gwangju Biennale Admission Ticket individually)

  • Email :

  •  Contact : 062-608-4253 (Gwangju Biennale Policy Planning Dept.) 



I want to know more about Biennale!

As a special program for Korea Art Week, the ‘Biennale Seminar’ will be hosted with Daehyung Lee, the appointed curator of the Korean Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale, delivering the keynote address. Following this, representatives of Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, SeMA Biennale Media City Seoul will introduce the theme and overall exhibition as well as open up the discussion about the biennale’s present and future state and the public value of the contemporary art exhibitions. This will be a great opportunity to meet and familiarize with Korea’s three main biennales in one setting, and all questions and comments will be welcomed during this session.


Seminar Registration

Like! Art

The‘Like! Art’is an concurrent event for the Art Week to raise the interest of art and to encourage participation for visitors of Gwangju Biennale and local residents.


∇ Gwangju Biennale SNS Photo Shot

- Date : October 15~16, 2016 (Sat ~ Sun, 14:00~16:00)

- Location : Gwangju Biennale Plaza

- Instructions : Take a proof shot inside the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall with the artworks in display and upload it on your SNS! The first 100 participants will win Biennale souvenir items or coffee coupons.


∇ Gwangju Biennale Image Coloring

- Date : October 15~16, 2016 (Sat ~ Sun, 14:00~16:00)

- Location : Gwangju Biennale Plaza

- Instructions : Color the images provided by Gwangju Biennale to win a souvenir balloon


∇ I am an Artist too!

- Date : October 15~16 / October 22~23, 2016 (Sat ~ Sun, 4 days total)

- Location : Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall

- Content : On-site programs by 25 I am an Artist too! teams


∇ Drone Hologram Performance

- Date : October 22, 2016 (Sat)

- Location : Gwangju Biennale Plaza

- Content : Hologram performance using drones by performer Baek Gyu Seok




Policy Planning Dept.

Phone (062)608-4253