Founded in 1995, Gwangju Biennale has become a cultural hub of East Asia and reflects the growing interest in Asian art and culture. According to the ArtFacts.Net Artist Ranking the TOP 10 artists exhibiting at Gwangju Biennale in 2018 include; Francis Alys, Kader Attia, Superflex (artist group), Yto Barrada, Carlos Garaicoa, Simon Denny, Trevor Paglen, Shilpa Gupta, Damián Ortega and Los Carpinteros (artist group).
ArtFacts Artist Rank | Name | Year of Birth
17 | Francis Alys | 1959
71 | Kader Attia | 1970
163 | Superflex (artist group) | 1993
245 | Yto Barrada | 1971
254 | Carlos Garaicoa | 1967
287 | Simon Denny | 1982
293 | Trevor Paglen | 1975
308 | Shilpa Gupta | 1976
366 | Damián Ortega | 1967
518 | Los Carpinteros | 1969
The 12th Gwangju Biennale will see artists from 43 different countries participate in a series of seven exhibitions and the GB Commission exploring the political, cultural, physical and emotional concepts of borders in today’s global community.
For this edition of the Gwangju Biennale, a collective of 11 curators from around the world will devise a program of thematic exhibitions, in addition to a monumental new program, the GB Commission and a series of Pavilion Projects taking place across the city of Gwangju. Multiple curators from the UK to LA, Singapore to Seoul have brought their diverse perspectives and expertise to the Biennale and collaborated on projects inspired by the concept of Imagined Borders. Based on their expertise in sociology, politics, migration and the refugee experience, the curators confirmed a list of 163 participating artists within seven thematic exhibitions and the GB Commission which will reflect contemporary society and amplify the level of diverse voices in the cultural community.
Gwangju Biennale 2018 – Imagined Borders
Dates: 7 September – 11 November 2018
Venues: Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Asia Culture Center, Select Locations in Gwangju Metropolitan City