Introducing Frieze Seoul 2022

Frieze’s first fair in Asia launched in September 2022, featuring more than 110 galleries and special sections for emerging talent and art throughout the ages

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Frieze has revealed initial details of the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul, which will take place at COEX from September 2 to 5, 2022. The new fair will be led by Frieze Seoul Director Patrick Lee and feature over 110 galleries. Participating galleries include a strong contingent of Asian galleries, who will be joined by international galleries from 20 countries. Frieze Seoul will celebrate the city’s creative community, taking place alongside Kiaf SEOUL, operated by the Galleries Association of Korea.

Kimiyo Mishima, Comic Book 03, 2003. Painted on melted slag. Courtesy of Sokyo Gallery  Photo by Yuji Imamura
Kimiyo Mishima, Comic Book 03, 2003. Painted on melted slag. Courtesy of Sokyo Gallery 
Photo by Yuji Imamura

Frieze Seoul will also introduce a section dedicated to Frieze Masters that will show art from throughout history as well as a special section Focus Asia featuring emerging artists and galleries, curated by Christopher Y. Lew (Horizon Art Foundation and Outland) and Hyejung Jang (Doosan Art Center and independent curator).

Frieze Seoul is Frieze’s first venture in Asia, and the fifth fair launched by Frieze, joining Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art world calendar.

Patrick Lee said: ‘It has been truly exciting to work with all our participating galleries on our first fair in Asia. There is a powerful sense of anticipation that gives every indication of the strong appetite for Frieze Seoul, and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to celebrate the creative life of the city this September.’


Giorgio de Chirico, L'addio dell'amico che parte all'amico che rimane, late 1950s, oil on canvas. Courtesy Tornabuoni Art
Giorgio de Chirico, L'addio dell'amico che parte all'amico che rimane, late 1950s, oil on canvas. Courtesy Tornabuoni Art

The fair’s main section will feature 90 major galleries from across the globe, including a strong core contingent of Asia-based exhibitors. Across the fair, 15 galleries will be participating as new Frieze exhibitors.

Participants in the main section of the inaugural edition include, among many others: Bank (Shanghai); Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo); Carlos/Ishikawa (London); Château Shatto (Los Angeles); Sadie Coles HQ (London); Paula Cooper Gallery (New York, Palm Beach); Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris) Don Gallery (Shanghai); Empty Gallery (Hong Kong); Gagosian (New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong, Gstaad); Gladstone Gallery (New York, Brussels, Rome, Los Angeles, Seoul); Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, Paris, London); Hauser & Wirth (London, New York, Somerset, Los Angeles, Zurich, Gstaad, Hong Kong, St. Moritz, Menorca, Southampton, Monaco); Massimo De Carlo (London, Hong Kong); Mariane Ibrahim (Chicago, Paris); Tina Kim Gallery (New York); Kukje Gallery (Seoul, Busan); kurimanzutto (Mexico City, New York); Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London); Lisson Gallery (London, New York, Shanghai, Beijing); Matthew Marks Gallery (New York, Los Angeles); Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York); Nature Morte (New Delhi); Taro Nasu (Japan); neugerriemschneider (Berlin); Pace Gallery (Seoul, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, East Hampton, Palm Beach, London, Geneva); Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul); Esther Schipper (Berlin, Paris, Seoul); Silverlens Galleries (Manila); STPI (Singapore); TKG+ (Taipei); Taka Ishii Gallery (Japan); Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi); Michael Werner (New York, London, East Hampton); White Cube (London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, West Palm Beach); David Zwirner (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong).

The full list of main section galleries can be found below.

In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city will begin on August 29, encompassing a broad spectrum of programming in galleries, museums, and artist-led spaces, celebrating the many artistic communities across Seoul.

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Main section
Arario Gallery
Gallery Baton
Blum & Poe
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
carlier | gebauer
Château Shatto
Sadie Coles HQ
Commonwealth and Council
Paula Cooper Gallery
Pilar Corrias
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Thomas Dane Gallery
Massimo De Carlo
Don Gallery
The Drawing Room
Dvir Gallery
Empty Gallery
Stephen Friedman Gallery
François Ghebaly
Gladstone Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Alexander Gray Associates
Jason Haam
Hauser & Wirth
Herald St
Galerie Max Hetzler
High Art
Xavier Hufkens
Mariane Ibrahim
Taka Ishii Gallery
Johyun Gallery
Anton Kern Gallery
Tina Kim Gallery
König Galerie
David Kordansky Gallery
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Maho Kubota Gallery
Kukje Gallery
Leeahn Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Lisson Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Matthew Marks Gallery
Mendes Wood DM
kamel mennour
Meyer Riegger
Misako & Rosen
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
The Modern Institute
mother's tankstation
Taro Nasu
Nature Morte
Night Gallery
Take Ninagawa 
One And J. Gallery
Pace Gallery
Petzel Gallery
PKM Gallery
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Almine Rech
Thaddaeus Ropac
Esther Schipper
Silverlens Galleries
Sprüth Magers
Galerie Gregor Staiger
Timothy Taylor
Travesía Cuatro
Two Palms
Gallery Vacancy
Vadehra Art Gallery
Various Small Fires (VSF)
Michael Werner
White Cube
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
David Zwirner

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Image at top of page: detail, Tavares Strachan, Legacy, 2021,Oil, enamel, and pigment on acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin