Established in 2009, Mite-Ugro is collective supported by the voluntary participation of Gwangju’s visual artists and curators. In addition to its permanent personnel, a management committee comprising outside artists is brought on each year by Mite-Ugro to work on annual projects. Each year, this comimitee supports young artists and carries out an exchange with alternative spaces in Asia, such as those in Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia through its Artist-in-Residency program and international exchange exhibition. Mite-Ugro also organizes artist & curators talk, film screenings, and education programs for prospectisve promoters and artists. Furthermore, it publishes the cultural art review POST with Space Heem in Busan, and runs a open call for critical reviews with the goal of supporting the local production of criticism. Mite-Ugro has facilities such as an underground exhibition space, a community café on the ground floor, artist studios, and a guest house.
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