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Seoul Art Space Geumcheon

Overview

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

The Seoul Art Space Geumcheon is a workspace exclusively for visual arts developed by renovating an old printing factory at Doksan-dong, Geumcheon-gu as part of the Seoul culture-nomics in October 2009. To support and activate creation of art works, the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon provides artists with studios open around the clock, and up to now(May, 2018), 397 artists from 48 countries across the globe have benefited from our residency programs. By offering a wide range of special exhibitions, arts education, and community programs, we serve the residents to meet their artistic needs.

Projects

Major Programs

Regular Residency Program

Until now(May, 2018) we have supported 397 artists from 48 countries across the globe since 2009. We receive applications from artists at home and abroad once a year. Selected visual artists from home and around the globe can use the 24-hour-available studios and participate in various programs including expert support programs and special exhibitions to sharpen their skills.

Open Studio

Once a year, all of the studios at the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon are open to provide the opportunity to see artworks and workspaces of the artists in residence. During the Open Studio period, special exhibitions and various events on the sidelines are held to become a festival to attract attention and increase participation of the local community as well as of the arts and cultural fields.

DA VINCI CREATIVE

With the aim of finding creative ideas, the DA VINCI CREATIVE picks novel ideas of artists, engineers, and designers to combine and experiment with arts and technologies in diverse disciplines. In order to embody ideas, we provide the entire process of producing artworks from financial assistance and technical guidance to follow-up support possibly needed for overseas marketing and sponsorship of industries. The showcase of works that are supported is held every two years along with DA VINCI CREATIVE, a festival of media performance, exhibition, EDM concerts, lectures, and workshops.

Seoul Art Space International Symposium

Since 2009, we have hosted an annual international symposium as a stage of in-depth analysis and debate among experts at home and abroad about selected timely topics of arts and culture. The symposium has played a role in shaping a meaningful discourse among artists by taking the lead in tackling key issues of the arts world.

Other Programs

Expert Support Program

This program provides a chance to meet various experts in visual art including critics, curators, artists and gallerists, sociologists, philosopher. Critique will be posted on the web site.

International Artists Exchange Program

This program provides a chance to meet various experts in visual art including critics, curators, artists and gallerists, sociologists, philosopher. Critique will be posted on the web site.

Facilities

Seoul Art Space Geumcheon provides five rooms (including one twin room) for local and foreign artists in residence. The hostel is equipped with bed, closet, lamp, chair and free wifi to create a comfortable environment for the artists to stay and work at the studio.

  • 4 single rooms & 1 twin room (5 rooms in total)
  • free internet connection (cables needed), heating and air-conditioning system, bed, bedside table, closet, lamp, and chair.

Location

Address

  • 57, Beoman-ro 15gil, Geumcheon-gu, 08583 Seoul

For more information, call

  • +82-2-807-4800