Art Galleries, South of Han River, Seoul
Following are some of the hundreds of Art Galleries one can find in Seoul. Some of these charge admission, while others do not. Some exhibit art works while others offer them for sale. The same gallery may do one or the other depending on the exhibition. (For a list of galleries north of the river, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on Art Galleries, North of Han River.)
ARARIO GALLERY - Cheongdam
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, Lunar New Year's Day and Chuseok
Address: #99-5 cheongdam-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea
Directions: Near exit 8 of Cheongdam Station on subway line 7 (Stop729)
Website has limited information in English
ARTCLUB1563 - Seocho (아트클럽 1563)
Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays
Address: B1 1563–6 Seochodong Seochogu, Seoul 137-873
Directions: Get off at Seoul National University of Education station (line 2, stop 223), exit 14. Go toward Harmony Plaza (하몬 프라자), Artclub 1563 is in the same building.
Map (in both Korean and English)
Website has information in English (click on the box on the right of the home page)
DIE GALERIE – Cheongdam
Hours: Tues-Sat 10Am to 7PM, Sun to 6PM,
Closed Mondays and National Holidays
Address: 96-8 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-100.
Tel: 02-3447-0049, 0048
Website: German and English
GALLERY 101 – Daechi (갤러리 101)
Hours: 11:00 to 18:00
Address: B1, 945-5, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
Directions: Go out Exit #4 of Samseong Station (stop 219 line 2- green). As you come out, you'll see a glass building - next to it is the Superior Building. The Gallery is located in the Superior Building on B1.
GALLERY HYUNDAI - Gangnam Space (갤러리현대 신관)
(also space in Jongno)
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Lunar New Year's Day and Chuseok Day
Admission is usually free.
Works generally for sale
Address: Gangnam Space: Art Tower, #640-6, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 135-896
HORIM ART CENTER – Sinsa (호림아트센터(호림박물관-신사분관)
The Horim Art Center, located in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam District, in southern Seoul, is a branch of the Horim Museum, one of the country’s three major private museums. The art center is a site in itself, surrounded by concrete layers that make it look like a lotus in full bloom. It is part of a 15-story office building that looks like upside-down earthenware, which has made it a landmark. The tower has a metallic dark brown tone and slit windows. To enter the Horim Art Center, visitors go through a dark corridor with tiny lights sparkling on the ceiling.
Hours: 10:30am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday; open to 8pm on Wednesdays
Closed: Sundays, January 1st, Seollal & Chuseok holidays
Address: 317, Dosan-daero (651-16 Sinsa-dong), Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tours: Guided tours offered at 11:00 and 15:00 (in Korean only) English Audio available during regular hours.
Admission: W5,000 (youth to 18 y-o-a) to W8,000 (adults) - Free admission on the last Wednesday of each month.
Info: Tel: 02-541-3523 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Take Subway Line 3 to Sinsa Station (Stn 337). Come out Exit #1. - Take bus 145 or 4212 to Young Dong Fire Station. Cross the street and you see the Horim Art Center. Or go out Exit 5 of Apgujeon Rodeo station on the Bundang Line (Stop K121).
ByTaxi/car: next to Cine City and in front of entrance to Dosan Park.
Paid parking available for up to 2 hours.
MICHAEL SCHULTZ GALLERY - Cheongdam (라갤러리 마이클 슐츠)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Address: 3F Naturepoem B/D, 118-17 Cheongdam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tel: 02-657-2955 (ask for English speaker)
Directions: Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, Stn 336 exit 2, or Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, Stn 729, exit 9. For more transportation info and map, click on Contact
MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Songpa (한미사진미술관)
Hours: 10AM to 7PM Weekdays / 11AM to 6:30PM Weekends/Holidays
Address: Hanmi Tower (19F), 45 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Directions: (in the area of Olympic Park). Take Line 8 to Mongchontoseong Station, Stop 813. Go out Exit #2. Directly accross from the entrance to Olympic Park. (For driving and bus directions, visit website. Info available in English)
OPERA GALLERY SEOUL – Cheongdam (오페라갤러리)
Hours: Every day from 10am to 7pm, except public holidays.
Address: 1F. SB Tower, 92, Nonhyeon-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-819
TEL: 02 3446 0070
Directions: Apgujeong Rodeo Station, Bundang Line, Exit 5. Walk straight to the end, cross the road, and turn right. The Opera Gallery is opposite Cheongdam CGV
Email : email@example.com
P K M TRINITY GALLERY - Cheongdam (PKM 갤러리)
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:30 am - 6 pm. Closed Sundays
Address: The Trinity Place Bldg. B2/B3, 79 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-954
Tel: 02 515 9496
SONGEUN ART SPACE - Cheongdam (송은아트스페이스)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM to 7PM (closed Sundays)
Address: Chungdam-Dong 118-2, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea 135–100
Tel: 02 3448 0100
Directions: Subway Line No.7 to Chungdam Station Stop 729, Exit 11 / Bus 4419
or Subway Line No.3 to Abgujeong Station, Stop 336, Exit 2 / Buses 4318, 4419, 240, 143, 362
SONGEUN ARTCUBE – Daechi (송은 아트큐브)
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM to 6:30PM (closed Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays)
Address: 1F (Lobby) Samtan B/D, Daechi-Dong 947-7, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea 135–100
Tel: 02 3448 0100
Directions: Subway Line No.2 to Samsung Station, Stop 219, Exit 3/ Buses 9600, 9407, 6900, 401, 143, 363, 2413, 3422, 4419, 8431
TV12 GALLERY - Cheongdam (TV 12 갤러리)
Hours: Tue to Sat: 10:30am-7:00pm; Sun: 1:00pm-7:00pm (closed Mondays)
Address: B1 Daylight Bldg., 81-11 Chungdamdong, Kangnamku, Seoul
Directions: Exit 9 of Cheongdam Station, subway line 7, stop 729. Take bus No. 4419. Get off in front of Cheongdam Elementary School.
URBAN ART - Sinsa, Gangnam (어반아트)
Address: 3F, Urban B/D, 545-11, Shinsa-donng, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-889
Hours: Monday -Saturday, 9AM -6PM (closed Sundays/National Holidays)
Directions: click on website and then on Contact us - public transport and car in English
WATERGATE GALLERY - Gangnam
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday : 10am - 6pm, Closed on every Monday
Address: 211-21, 5F WATERGATE gallery, Nonheon-dong, Gangnam-Gu
Tel: 02-540 3213
Directions: Subway: Hak-dong Station on Line 7 (stop 731) Exit #1 - Walk toward the Imperial Palace Hotel.
K4E Note: If there is no English speaker when you contact the Gallery, the 1330 helpline operator can help you get the information you need. (02-1330 from a cell phone / 1330 from a landline). As indicated in the introduction to this page, the list is far from complete. If you know a gallery that you feel should be listed here (offers space to foreign artists, curator speaks English, etc.) do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy Opera Gallery
Last Updated on 2015-03-20
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