2010 1st Gwangju International Art Fair
2011 2nd Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:11

Date : 2011. 9. 1 (Thu) – 9. 4 (Sun), 5 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Cultural Foundation, Art Gwangju 11 Organizing Committee, MBN
Managed : Art Gwangju Secretariat
Sponsoring : Crown Haitai, KBC Gwangju Broadcasting, KJB Gwangju Bank, MCM, Namhae Construction Co., Ltd., Gwangju Shinsegae
Director : Lee Ji-yoon Artistic Director

Special : Chungjeonggak (Seoul), Animate Project (London), Daein Art Market (Gwangju), etc.
12 Domestic and foreign Alternative Space participate in experimental work,
13 Gwangju local galleries participated, and large numbers of Gwangju local artists participated in non-regional galleries.
Participating galleries and artists : 73 galleries at domestic and abroad
Chubaki Gallery, Tokyo (Japan), Gallery Hyundai (Seoul), Lee Seuljae, Hwang Young-seong Artist.
Composition : Museum Outlet, Double Demo Crash Project, Art&Company, Videolet

2012 3rd Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:12

Date : 2012. 9. 5 (Wednesday) – 9. 9 (Sunday), 5 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Cultural Foundation, Art: Gwangju Organizing Committee, MBN
Managed : Art Gwangju Secretariat
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Director : Lee Ji-yoon Artistic Director

Special : The participation rate of overseas galleries increased, including the first participation in galleries in the Middle East, and the ICF held a lecture program with the support of the British Arts Council.
Participating galleries and artists : Participated in 81 domestic and international galleries, 5 corporate booths
Running Horse Gallery (Lebanon), Etemad Gallery (Dubai), Latitude 28 (Lebanon), Osage Gallery (Hong Kong), Kukje Gallery (Seoul)
Composition : Museum Outlet, special exhibition DD2, established versus newcomers, 2012 Gwangju Biennale invited artists,
Lecture program (changing art market, new exhibition form, view of art)

2013 4th Gwangju International Art Fair

아트:광주:13

Date : 2013. 9. 4 (Wed) – 9. 8 (Sun), 5 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Gwangju Cultural Foundation, Korea Art Association
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Director : Lee Jinmyung Artistic Director

Special : Introduce Gwangju local artists nationwide by participating in large numbers of Asia’s leading galleries and emerging galleries, expanding special exhibitions, and recommending local artists to other galleries
Participating galleries and artists : 102 domestic and foreign galleries and companies participated (Overseas galleries in 15 countries, about 400 artists)
Famous galleries in Korea such as Hakgojae, Gana Art Artside, and Samteo Gallery
Participated by famous writers such as Kim Ki-chang, Lee Ufan, Lee Wal-jong, Park Byeong-woo, Lee Se-hyeon, Sang-ki Sang, and Murakamida
Composition : Southeast Asia Representative Artist Exhibition, Korea, China, Japan Representative Artist Exhibition, Korean Artist Special Exhibition, Archive Network Exhibition, Talk Program

2014 5th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:14

Date : 2014. 8. 29 (Fri) – 9. 1 (Mon), 4 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Korea Art Association, Gwangju Cultural Foundation
Sponsoring : Absolute, etc.
Director : Jung Hoon Artistic Director

Special : Focusing on the theme ‘Historical Events and Future Memory’ – Participation in many works by masters of contemporary art
Participating galleries and artists : 81 domestic and foreign galleries, overseas galleries from 11 countries, 400 artists participated, 1,500 exhibits.
Famous galleries in Korea such as Park Young-duk Gallery, Lee Hwa-ik Gallery, Sun Contemporary, etc.
Participated in works by famous domestic and foreign artists such as Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Eiko Hosoe, Nam June Paik, and Lee Ufan.
Composition : Media Art Special Exhibition, Corporate Collaboration (Fujifilm x Chosun University Art Department), audience participatory space installation project, artist promotion, international exchange project, international conference ‘Creating a context for art’ discourse

2015 6th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:15

Date : 2015. 9 .2 (Wed) – 9. 6 (Sun), 5 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Korea Art Association, Gwangju Cultural Foundation
Sponsoring : KBC Gwangju Broadcasting, Gwangju MBC, KCTV Gwangju Broadcasting, TBN Gwangju Transportation Broadcasting, Hoban Construction, Taeseong Cultural Foundation, Kumho Terminal, Bohae Brewery, KIA, etc.
Director : Yoon Hyung-jae Artistic Director
Special : A local art festival created together by citizens and cultural artists within the broad framework of the theme ‘Art Gwangju’
Participating galleries and artists : 79 galleries at home and abroad_Overseas galleries from 7 countries, 500 artists participated, 2,300 exhibits
Participated in famous galleries in Korea, Youngdeok Park Gallery, Leehwaik Gallery, UM Gallery, Bian Gallery
Artworks by famous artists Dongyu Kim, Gurim Kim, and Youngok Han were exhibited.
Composition : 100 Artists Booth Special Exhibition, Young Artist Exhibition, Media Art Exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art Collection Exhibition, Kim Sook-bin Installation Exhibition, Qingdao Artists Exhibition in China
‘Free Drawing Together’ Mural Experience Exhibition, ‘Eco-Making’, ‘Let’s Play with Crafts!’

2016 7th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:16

Date : 2016. 8. 24 (Wed) – 28 (Sun), 5 days
Venue : Asia Culture Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Korea Art Association
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, ACC, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju Cultural Foundation, Gwangju Information Culture Industry Promotion Agency, UNESCO
Director : Yoon Hyung-jae Artistic Director

Special : Various programs are held at the Asia Culture Center, such as donating part of the proceeds from the art fair participation to UNESCO and holding the opening ceremony ‘Art Party’
Participating galleries and artists : 75 domestic and international galleries, 115 individual artists participated
Composition : 2016 Gwangju Sculpting Festival, Gang Gyun ⬝ Hwang Young-seong Invitational Exhibition, Young Artist Exhibition, Qingdao China Exchange Exhibition, Korean Traditional Folk Painting Exhibition, Social Leader Drawing Exhibition, Pecha Kucha: Art Gwangju 16, Biennale Special Exhibition, UNESCO Special Booth
Additional Events: ‘Scent of Gwangju at the Craft Exhibition’, ‘Travel to Gwangju for Kindness and Love’, ‘Fringe Festival’

2017 8th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:17

Date : 2017. 9. 28 (Thu) – 10. 1 (Sun), 4 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Korea Art Association (Gwangju Metropolitan City) Branch
Director : Cho Gyu-cheol, Operation Director

Special : In order to reduce the burden on the purchase of works by the visitors, the sales of the collections ranged from 800 to 1 million won, which is more prominent for the general public than for the collectors and for the purchase of art works.
Participating galleries and artists : 69 domestic and foreign galleries (6 overseas countries), 136 individual artists participated, 2,900 works exhibited
Yang Gallery (China), François Rivinac Gallery (France), Doo Gallery (Seoul)
Composition : Young Artists Exhibition, Namnong Asan Exhibition, Yehyang Craft Masterpiece Exhibition, Folk Painting Exhibition, 12 Regional Artists Invitation Exhibition
Additional Events: ‘Let’s Play Crafts’, ‘Printing Experience’, ‘Art Market’

2018 9th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:18

Date : 2018. 11. 15 (Thu) – 18 (Sun), 4 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Korea Art Association (Gwangju Metropolitan City) Branch
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Museum of Art, Art Management Support Center, K-ART MARKET
Director : Jang Yu-ho General Director

Special : Unlike in previous years, major domestic galleries such as Chosun Gallery, Park Young-duk Gallery, Pyo Gallery, and UM Gallery participate in large numbers, and overseas famous galleries such as SM Fine Art Gallery (New York) participate.
Participating galleries and artists : 71 galleries at home and abroad, 102 artists participated, 6,000 works exhibited
Chosun Gallery, Park Young-duk Gallery, Pyo Gallery, UM Gallery Participated in famous galleries in Korea
Works of famous domestic and foreign artists such as Kim Gu-rim, Kim Chang-ryeol, Oh Ji-ho, Chun Kyung-ja, Jung Woo-beom, Bang Hye-ja, Han Hee-won, Ha Jung-woo, Jeff Koons, and Robert Indiana.
Composition : Korea, China, and Japan Young Artists Invitation Exhibition, Young Artist Festival, Lecture Program
Additional event: ‘Art experience with overseas young artists’. ‘Table tennis experience’, docent program

2019 10th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:19

Date : 2019. 9. 19 (Thu) – 22 (Sun), 4 days
Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center Hall 1.2.3
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Gwangju Arts Federation
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, National Sports Promotion Agency, Arts Management Support Center, K-ART MARKET, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Museum of Art, UDI Dental Clinic, Line Cultural Foundation, Youngmuye Daum, Top Infrastructure, Hyundai Armis, Jeongnamjin Golf Resort
Organizing Committee Chairman : Im Won-sik, Organizing Committee Chairman

Special : With the participation of 18 countries in overseas galleries, the record for the largest number of national participation was set, and the first participation in Art Gwangju in Peru and Argentina.
Participating galleries and artists : 91 galleries (12 overseas countries), 84 artists participated, and exhibited more than 6,000 works
Participated in famous galleries such as Hakgojae Gallery, Chosun Gallery, Park Yeongdeok Gallery, and Biang Gallery
Exhibited works by famous artists such as Lee Bae, Jeon Kwang-young, Kauss, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Yoshimoto Nara, and Kusama Yayoi
Composition : Youth, Strange and Strange special exhibition, Namdo ink painting exhibition, Sculpture Project_art:gwangju, T-shirt painting performance
Additional Events: ‘Art Experience’, ‘Lecture Program’, ‘Art Market’, Docent Program

2020 11th Gwangju International Art Fair

ART:GWANGJU:20

Date : 2020. 10. 8 (Thu) – 30 (Fri), 23 days
Venue : Online Show (www.artgwangjuonline.com)
Organized : Gwangju Metropolitan City
Managed : Culture and Arts Group Andamiro
Sponsoring : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, National Sports Promotion Agency, Art Management Support Center, Art Week, Gwangju Museum of Art, Namdo Cultural Foundation, Gwangju Broadcasting, Yangji Accounting Corporation, Cheongyeon Oriental Medicine Hospital, Sunhan Hospital, Sejong Library, UDI Dental
Director : Shin Hoyoon Artistic Director

Special : 11 galleries in 10 countries and 54 in Korea Dog Gallery presents the work of 60 artists online.
Participating galleries and artists in Indonesia as a national invitational exhibition
Participating galleries and artists : Dongsung Gallery, Gallery Baum, Topohaus, etc.
Participation Lee Nam, Jeong Seon-hwi, Jeong Woon-hak, Hang Jeong-hoo, Song Pil-yong, Lee Ho-cheol, Hwang Hye-jeong, etc.
Composition : Online Show, Strange Youth, My Way: Local Art Strength, (Un)tact : Distance+Fill, Artist Invitation Exhibition Sobin Park, Taeryang Lee, National Invitation Exhibition Indonesia: “Have you eaten”