Recently, Teo has been receiving high attention and spotlight in the U.S. for his film PAST LIVES, which was recognized at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. He also received the Trailblazer Award at the KACF, which annually recognizes individuals who have raised the profile of Korean cultural content globally and contributed to the development of the Korean-American community, following actors Yoon Yuh-jung and Lee Jung-jae.
This September is set to be another record-breaking month in Korean art history. The British art fair Frieze and Korea’s leading art fair Kiaf will open side by side at COEX in Seoul on September 6 with VIP access.
Overseas artists have arrived early to prepare for their exhibitions at various venues and to explore Korean art. Domestic galleries are also ready to showcase Korean artists to the world.
The public will be able to attend Frieze and Kiaf from September 7th, with the Frieze open until the 9th and the Kiaf until the 10th.
This year’s Frieze will feature more than 120 galleries from around the world. World-class galleries such as Gagosian, Pace, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, and White Cube will be represented.
Organized by the Korea Art Gallery Association, 210 galleries (137 in Korea and 73 overseas) are participating in KIAF. The number of artists participating is about 1,300. Galleries such as PKM Gallery, Hakgojae, Lian Gallery, and Sun Gallery will participate.
Hwang Dal-sung, president of the Korea Art Galleries Association, emphasized the emphasis on “young and dynamic planning of Kiaf to differentiate the event from Frieze Seoul,” saying, “We organized the event around new works as much as possible. If we want to find young artists, we will lead them to come to Seoul and Kiaf.”