Apr 22, 2023

Frieze Seoul Returns for 2023: Details Announced

The fair will come back to COEX in September, featuring more than 120 international galleries plus specially curated sections highlighting emerging and historical artists

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Frieze today has revealed initial details of the second edition of Frieze Seoul, which will take place at COEX from September 6 to 9, 2023. The fair will be led again by Director Patrick Lee and will feature more than 120 galleries. Participating exhibitors span 30 countries across the globe and include a strong core of galleries from across Asia, with a particular emphasis on those with spaces in Korea. It will take place alongside Kiaf SEOUL – operated by the Galleries Association of Korea – with the two fairs working together to celebrate the city's growing creative community.

This year, the fair will see the introduction of LG OLED as the Official Headline Partner of Frieze Seoul, marking the beginning of a collaboration that brings together the worlds of art and technology. The fair is also supported by Deutsche Bank, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary as global lead partner with Frieze, continuing a shared commitment to artistic excellence.

Patrick Lee said: ‘Building on the success of last year's inaugural edition, Frieze Seoul 2023 features a line-up of exceptional galleries from across the globe, with a special focus on Asia-based exhibitors showcasing the best art from the region. In addition, we are excited to expand the fair's dynamic program of special projects embodying the spirit of collaboration, creating a moment for cross-cultural connections between artists, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts from around the world. I look forward to a week of creativity extending beyond the fair and am thankful for the support and enthusiasm of the government, Kiaf and all the arts institutions involved. We invite everyone to join us this September to celebrate Seoul's vibrant arts and cultural landscape.’


The fair's Main section will feature 89 major galleries from across the globe, including a growing core contingent of Asia-based exhibitors.

Participants in the second edition of Frieze Seoul include: Gallery Baton (Seoul); Carlos/Ishikawa (London), Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, Mexico City); Paula Cooper Gallery (New York); Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris); Gagosian (New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Geneva, Basel, Gstaad, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong); Hauser & Wirth (Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, Zürich, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Monaco, Menorca); Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London, Marfa); Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Kyoto, Maebashi); Tina Kim Gallery (New York, Seoul), Kukje Gallery (Seoul, Busan); Kurimanzutto (Mexico City, New York); Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Palm Beach); Lisson Gallery (London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Beijing); Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York); The Modern Institute (Glasgow); Neugerriemschneider (Berlin); Taro Nasu (Tokyo); Pace Gallery (New York, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva, Palm Beach, Los Angeles); PKM Gallery (Seoul); ROH (Jakarta); Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul); Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York); Take Ninagawa (Tokyo); Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai); Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi); and David Zwirner (New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong).

This year will see several galleries participating in Frieze Seoul for the first time, including Antenna Space (Shanghai); Crèvecœur (Paris); Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich, Paris); Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town, London); Jessica Silverman (San Francisco); Scai The Bathhouse (Tokyo); Station (Sydney, Melbourne); and Galerie Quynh (Ho Chi Minh City).

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


Following its successful launch in 2022, Frieze Seoul will see the return of a dedicated Frieze Masters section, steered by Nathan Clements-Gillespie (Director, Frieze Masters). This year the section will expand to feature more than 20 galleries showing art from throughout the ages, and will offer a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history. The section will include works from collectible objects to significant masterpieces from Old Masters to the late 20th century.


Frieze Seoul 2023 will return with Focus Asia, a dedicated section of the fair showcasing ten solo artist presentations from Asia-based galleries, opened in or after 2011. This year, the section is advised by Hyejung Jang (Chief Curator, DOOSAN Gallery) and Joselina Cruz (Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila).

Main image: Hamra Abbas, Mountain 3, 2022, Marble, 5 Vertical Freestanding Panels, 182.9 x 304.8 cm total, 72 x 120 in total, Courtesy of the Artist and Lawrie Shabibi, Photo: Ismail Noor of Seeing Things

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Main Galleries

Gallery 1957AnomalyAntenna SpaceArario GalleryBankGallery BatonBlum & PoeCanadaCarlos/IshikawaChâteau ShattoSadie Coles HQCommonwealth and CouncilPaula Cooper GalleryCrèvecœurGalerie Chantal CrouselDastan GalleryMassimo De CarloThe Drawing RoomDvir GalleryEmpty GalleryStephen Friedman GalleryGagosianFrançois GhebalyGladstoneGoodman GalleryJason HaamHauser & WirthGalerie Max HetzlerHigh ArtTaka Ishii GalleryJohyun GalleryKosaku KanechikaKarmaKiang MalingueGalerie Peter KilchmannTina Kim GalleryDavid Kordansky GalleryTomio Koyama GalleryKukje GalleryKurimanzuttoSimon Lee GalleryLeeahn GalleryLehmann MaupinGalerie Lelong & Co.Josh LilleyLisson GalleryMaho Kubota GalleryMendes Wood DMMennourMeyer RieggerMisako & RosenMitchell-Innes & NashThe Modern InstituteNanzukaTaro NasuNeugerriemschneiderNight GalleryOne And J. GalleryP21Pace GalleryPerrotinPetzelPKM GalleryGalerie Eva PresenhuberProject Native InformantGalerie QuynhAlmine RechROHThaddaeus RopacScai The BathhouseEsther SchipperSilverlensJessica SilvermanSprüth MagersGalerie Gregor StaigerStationSTPI GalleryTake NinagawaTimothy TaylorTKG+Travesía CuatroGallery VacancyVadehra Art GalleryVarious Small Fires (VSF)Michael WernerWhistleWhite CubeGalerie Jocelyn WolffDavid Zwirner

Frieze Masters Galleries List

ACA GalleriesBen Brown Fine ArtsTokyo Gallery + BTAPCardiGalleria ContinuaDaniel Crouch Rare BooksLes EnluminuresEric Firestone GalleryGana ArtGrayDr. Jörn Günther Rare BooksHakgojae GalleryPeter HarringtonGallery HyundaiMazzoleniStephen Ongpin Fine ArtRobilant+VoenaSkarstedtTornabuoni ArtAxel Vervoordt Art & AntiquesWooson Gallery

Focus Asia Galleries List

A-Lounge – Soojung JungCapsule Shanghai – Mevlana Lipp Cylinder – Sinae YooG Gallery – Woo HannahYutaka Kikutake Gallery – Yuko MohriLawrie Shabibi – Hamra AbbasMarco Gallery – Taichi YoshimuraNova Contemporary – Prae PupityastapornWhite Noise – Rondi ParkYeo Workshop – Priyageetha Dia

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Frieze Seoul COEX September 6 to 9, 2023 Patrick Lee Kiaf SEOUL – Galleries Association of Korea – LG OLED Deutsche Bank Patrick Lee LEADING GALLERIES Gallery Baton Carlos/Ishikawa Commonwealth and Council Paula Cooper Gallery Galerie Chantal Crousel Gagosian Hauser & Wirth Galerie Max Hetzler Taka Ishii Gallery Tina Kim Gallery Kukje Gallery Kurimanzutto ( Lehmann Maupin Lisson Gallery Mendes Wood DM The Modern Institute Neugerriemschneider Taro Nasu Pace Gallery PKM Gallery ROH Thaddaeus Ropac Sprüth Magers Take Ninagawa Gallery Vacancy Vadehra Art Gallery David Zwirner Antenna Space Crèvecœur Galerie Peter Kilchmann Goodman Gallery Jessica Silverman Scai The Bathhouse Station Galerie Quynh FRIEZE MASTERS Nathan Clements-Gillespie FOCUS ASIA Hyejung Jang Joselina Cruz FURTHER INFORMATION FULL GALLERY LIST Main Galleries Frieze Masters Galleries List Focus Asia Galleries List Soojung Jung Mevlana Lipp Sinae Yoo Woo Hannah Yuko Mohri Hamra Abbas Taichi Yoshimura Prae Pupityastaporn Rondi Park Priyageetha Dia