Kukje Gallery has been a pivotal cultural hub in Seoul, Korea since its inception in 1982. Committed to showcasing both international and Korean artists, Kukje is widely celebrated for its diverse and ambitious programming. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, Kukje is very often the first venue presenting prominent artists in Korea, and major exhibitions have been staged to introduce leading international artists such as Anthony Caro, Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola, Roni Horn, Candida Höfer, Julian Opie, Paul McCarthy, Jenny Holzer, Eva Hesse and Jean- Michel Othoniel.
In conjunction with its focus on international artists, Kukje is deeply committed to promoting Korean artists abroad, introducing artists such as Haegue Yang, Kimsooja, Gimhongsok, Kyungah Ham, Yeondoo Jung, Sora Kim and Jae-Eun Choi at major art fairs around the world. In particular, Kukje has played a critical role in introducing Korean artists to important collectors, museums and cultural venues around the world, and many Korean artists who have been supported by Kukje Gallery have been invited to exhibit in international biennials and major art museum exhibitions.
Just as importantly, Kukje has made a strong commitment to post war Korean artists including Ha Chong- Hyun, Lee Ufan, Chung Chang-Sup, Kwon Young-Woo, Park Seo-Bo, and Chung Sang-Hwa. As a part of the Collateral Events at the Venice Biennial in 2015, the gallery mounted an unprecedented exhibition of Dansaekhwa artists, which celebrated these seminal figures and provided essential context to recognize their historical contributions. For Kukje Gallery’s founder and Chairwoman Hyun Sook Lee, the Dansaekhwa exhibition was a tremendous milestone, establishing the vitality of Korean art history and framing its development alongside and in conversation with the West.
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54 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053
Tel: + 82) 2 735 8449