• Since its opening in 1989, ARARIO GALLERY has operated exhibition spaces in various regions, including Seoul and Cheonan, Korea; Beijing and Shanghai, China; and New York, USA. Today, Arario Gallery maintains three spaces across Seoul, Cheonan, and Shanghai. Under the grand scheme of pursuing and securing the identity of Asian art, Arario Gallery focuses on discovering, incubating, and promoting Asian artists internationally and presenting experimental art from Asia to a broader audience through exhibitions by taking on the role of a leading gallery and guiding the contemporary art scene in Asia.

  • Arario Gallery Seoul

    Arario Gallery Seoul

    ARARIO GALLERY SEOUL opened its doors in March 2014 with a solo exhibition by KIM Inbai. Arario Gallery, which established its foothold as a leading contemporary art gallery in Korea and across Asia, continues to be at the forefront of the international art scene through its efficient representation system and bold exhibitions. In April 2018, a second exhibition space, ARARIO GALLERY SEOUL RYSE HOTEL, opened in the Hongik University area. Running concurrently with its primary location in Samcheong-dong until November 2019, the project sought to mirror the experimental spirit of the neighborhood through its innovative programming. In 2022, Arario Gallery ended its Samcheong-dong era. However, the various experimentation and ventures carried out in the past spaces the gallery has occupied will continue to prevail through its brand new location in Wonseo-dong, which reopened in February 2023. Through the preemptive discovery of young artists, the steady support of represented artists, and together realizing meaningful and original exhibitions, ARARIO GALLERY SEOUL aims to continually grow and contribute to the growth of the contemporary art scene in Korea.

  • Arario Gallery Shanghai

    Arario Gallery Shanghai

    Arario Gallery opened its first Chinese branch in 2005 in the Jiu Chang Art District, Beijing. The Beijing space, which was in operation for over seven years with great success, closed its doors in 2012. In April 2014, ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI reopened in Xujiahui, Shanghai, until June 2017 and relocated to West Bund, Shanghai, from July 2017 to August 2020. Since its inauguration, the gallery has continued to play a significant role in introducing the works of not only Korean artists but also a diverse range of Asian artists from Japan, India, China, the Philippines, and Indonesia to the Chinese art scene. Combining the experience and expertise accumulated over the past two decades, Arario Gallery newly opened its space in West Bund. In addition, it launched ALP, a lifestyle editorial store for art and culture, in October 2022. ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI, which has now firmly established its positioning as the oldest Korean gallery in China, strives to provide a sustainable foundation for Asian artists through the steady discovery of young artists and advanced exhibition opportunities.
  • Arario Gallery Cheonan

    Arario Gallery Cheonan

    ARARIO GALLERY CHEONAN, which stems from the founder KIM Chang-Il’s passion for the arts, has been integral in introducing contemporary art to Korea. The gallery has contributed to the advancement of its regional cultural industry and continues to extend the vision of the art world through numerous special exhibition programs. Some key exhibitions include solo exhibitions by KANG Hyung Koo (2007), Sigma Polke (2004), and Keith Haring (2002), as well as group exhibitions featuring young Korean artists (2022), young Chinese artists (2011), contemporary Southeast Asian artists (2010), and young Leipzig painters (2005) among many others. The Cheonan location aims to expand its cultural program for the enjoyment of a wider audience and to devote itself to being a representative platform for contemporary art both regionally and internationally.