The 11th Gwangju Biennale:
The 8th Climate (What does art do?)

02 Sep 2016 — 06 Nov 2016

Inseon Park, Root series 01,02, 03, 2015

The 11th Gwangju Biennale

The 8th Climate (What does art do?)

The 11th Gwangju Biennale – The Curatorial Team

Gwangju

02/09/2016 - 06/11/2016 

Artistic Director Maria Lind is a curator and critic based in Stockholm, where she was born in 1966. She is the director of Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. 2008-2010 director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. 2005-2007 director of Iaspis in Stockholm. 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München where she together with a curatorial team ran a programme which involved artists such as Deimantas Narkevicius, Oda Projesi, Annika Eriksson, Bojan Sarcevic, Philippe Parreno and Marion von Osten. From 1997-2001 she was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and, in 1998, co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe’s biennale of contemporary art. Responsible for... Read More
Maria Lind, Portrait Drawing for Gwangju Biennale
Gwangju Biennale

The 11th Gwangju Biennale – The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?)

Gwangju
Gwangju Biennale Main Exhibition Hall and sites across Gwangju
02/09/2016 - 06/11/2016 

The 11th edition of Gwangju Biennale poses a profound question: “What is the essence of art in this age?” Curated by the curatorial team consisting of the artistic director Maria Lind, curator Binna Choi, and assistant curators Azar Mahmoudian,... Read More
Siren Eun Young Jung, Act of Affect

The 11th Gwangju Biennale – Participating Artists

Gwangju

02/09/2016 - 06/11/2016 

At the press conference in Gwangju, Maria Lind, the Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale 2016 unveiled the theme and the list of artists participating in the upcoming exhibition. Invited artists: Ade Darmawan Adelita Husni-Bey Agnieszka Polska Ahmet... Read More
Screening of "Freedom Requires Free People" 2011 by artist Ane Hjort Guttu

The 11th Gwangju Biennale – Monthly Gatherings

Gwangju
Various Venues in Gwangju
02/09/2016 - 06/11/2016 

Monthly Gathering is a series of informal gatherings in Gwangju, on different scales, running from January till November 2016. Each monthly gathering comprises two to three days, and is a collaboration between Mite-Ugro, a Gwangju-based art collective... Read More
Forum & Fellows

The 11th Gwangju Biennale – Forum and Fellows

Gwangju
Gwangju Biennale Hall, 518 Archives, Gwangju International Center, Mite-Ugro, and May Mother's House
02/09/2016 - 06/11/2016 

To All the Contributing Factors is a forum organized as part of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, titled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), discussing works by small- and medium-scale art organizations across the world with regards to questions of value,... Read More

Exhibitions

Photography in Asia

Gwangju
Asia Culture Center
04/09/2015 - 30/09/2017 

“Photography in Asia” collects diverse materials documenting the modern and contemporary history of photography in Asia. Photos documenting the changes of urban and architectural environments, commercial photos reflecting the popular culture of the times, news photos recording various scenes of historical events, and other photos capturing the moments of daily life are displayed to show the turbulent history of the modern and contemporary histories of Asia. Exhibited works include photos by Kim Hanyong, one of the representative photographers of Korean commercial photography of the 1970s and 1980s; Kang Bong Kyu, who has been recording the traditional culture of Gwangju; Lee Kyung-... Read More
Kim Ki-Chan, Jung-dong, Bucheon, 1976
Myriad, Installation view

Myriad

Gwangju
Asia Culture Center
11/06/2016 - 25/12/2016 

“Myriad“, which consists of ‘countless’ music boxes mechanisms arranged in lines, is a collaborative work by Berlin based Topotek 1 and , Rebecca Saunders, a British composer. Mass-produced identical 2,002 music boxes spread over... Read More
Barim Residency

Barim Residency 2016

Gwangju
Barim
24/09/2016 - 30/10/2016 

After the two months residency, the artists are showcaseing the result of their experience at Barim. Artists: Changgyun Jung (Seoul) Changgyun works in audio, visual fields especially using programming, field recording and many different highly technological... Read More
Light Barrier Third Edition by Kimchi and Chips

ACC Commission Series: Light Barrier Third Edition

Gwangju
Asia Culture Center
23/07/2016 - 23/10/2016 

The “ACC_Commission Series” is a large scale project of the Asia Culture Centre, co-producing ambitious artworks from renowned artists both at home and internationally, in collaboration with the ACC ACT centre. The fisrt of this series is ACC_Commission... Read More
“Manshin”, Korean Documentary Film

Video Art in Asia

Gwangju
Asia Culture Center
04/09/2015 - 30/09/2017 

Video art that was made by many Asian artists including Nam June Paik has now become one of the major media for contemporary art. Diverse aspects of Asian culture and art are reflected in video art. This project has established a study collection that... Read More

Artists

Participating artists
Anicka Yi, photo by Sebastian Kim

Anicka Yi

Artist

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Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol
Tromarama: Herbert Hans, Febie Babyrose and Ruddy Hatumena

Tromarama

Artist

Céline Condorelli
Philippe Parreno. Photo by Matthias Willi
Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl

Artist

Fahd Burki, photo: Jean-Pierre Loubat

Fahd Burki

Artist

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Amalia Pica

Artist

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Art spaces

Explore the art scene in Gwangju
ACT Center, Gwangjiu

ACT Center

Non-Profit

Gwangju Art Museum
Mudeung Gallery

Mudeung Gallery

Galleries

Nine Gallery, Gwangju

Nine Gallery

Galleries

Geumho Gallery, Gwangju.

Geumho Gallery

Galleries

Chosun University Art Center, Gwangju.
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju.
Mite-Ugro, Gwangju

Mite-Ugro

Non-Profit

Woo Je-gil Art Museum
Ilgok Gallery, Gwangju

Ilgok Gallery

Galleries

Jami Gallery, Gwangju

Jami Gallery

Galleries

Lesiure

A selection of the best restaurants and hotels in Gwangju
Holiday Inn Gwangju
Ramada Plaza Hotel
Central Hotel
Hotel The May, Gwangju.
Noblesse Hotel, Gwangju
Horanggasinamu Hill, Gwangju
Hotel France, Gwangju

Hotel France

Hotels

Hotel Prado, Gwangju

Hotel Prado

Hotels

Hotel Mudeung Park, Gwangju

Mudeung Park

Hotels

Cafe Bari E, Gwngju

Bari E

Restaurants

Minsokchon, Gwangju

MinSokChon

Restaurants

The First Alleyway, Gwangju

The First Alleyway

Restaurants