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2 September - 6 November 2016
The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)
Artistic Director: Maria Lind
5 September - 9 November 2014
Burning Down the House
Artistic Director: Jessica Morgan
The Gwangju Biennale, which was founded in September 1995 in the city of Gwangju in South Korea, is Asia's first contemporary art biennale. Founded in memory of spirits of civil uprising of the 1980 repression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Gwangju Biennale presents a global perspective on contemporary art.
Under the helm of a progression of international curators - including Massimiliano Gioni, Kerry Brougher, Sukwon Chang, Okwui Enwezor, Charles Esche, Hou Hanru, Honghee Kim, Yongwoo Lee, Youngchul Lee, Kwangsoo Oh, Wankyoung Sung and Harald Szeemann - the Gwangju Biennale has established itself as a highlight of the international contemporary art biennale circuit.
Centered in Gwangju's 8,100 square meter Biennale Hall in Jungoui Park, the Gwangju Biennale's presence has elevated the city of 1.4 million to become a cultural hub of East Asia.
The Gwangju Biennale Foundation also hosts the Gwangju Design Biennale, which was founded in 2004. The Gwangju Biennale is co-hosted by the Gwangju Biennale Foundation and The Metropolitan City of Gwangju.
8th Gwangju Biennale
3 September - 7 November 2010
Artistic direction: Massimiliano Gioni
7th Gwangju Biennale
On the Road / Position Papers / Insertions
5 September - 9 November 2008
Artistic direction: Okwui Enwezor
with Hyujin Kim and Ranjit Hoskote
6th Gwangju Biennale
8 September - 11 November 2006
Artistic direction: Kim Hong-hee
with Wu Hung and Kim Sang-yun
5th Gwangju Biennale
A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water
10 September - 11 November 2004
Artistic direction: Yongwoo Lee
with Kerry Brougher and Sukwon Chang
4th Gwangju Biennale
29 March - 29 June 2002
Artistic direction: Wan-Kyung Sung, Charles Esche, Hou Hanru
3rd Gwangju Biennale
Man and Space
29 March - 7 June 2000
Artistic direction: Kwang-su Oh