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