Alternative Space Loop (also known as the “Loop”) is a non-profit gallery that provides exhibition space and support programs for young and promising artists. In the late 1900s, many artists could not afford to pay for exhibition space in a gallery and struggled to pursue their passion for the arts. The idea of a “free alternative exhibition space” was born and as a result, the Loop was opened in Sangsu-dong in Feb, 1999. In 2005, the Loop was moved to Seogyo-dong, its current location.

On the first floor and in the basement, the works of new artists are on display. On the 2nd floor, there is a small café where visitors can take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee, have discussions, or read one of the books provided.

The Loop has been holdng exhibitions and performances more than ten times a year ever since its opening. The gallery engages in diverse international exchanges such as Tirana Biennale and in 2002, was invited to the Gwangju Biennale as an alternative art space.



20, Wausan-ro 29na-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



Homepage: (Korean only)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Free of charge


Parking Fee: 

Free of charge





Hongdae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeonggui Jungang Line), Exit 7.
Walk 200m straight from Exit 7.



Additional Info


Industry Information: 

Discover promising young artists / hold international exchange exhibitions





tel: +82-2-3141-1377

zipcode: 04053

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3141-1377

parkingculture: Availalbe

restdateculture: There may be closing days to prepare for exhibitions. Please see website for exhibition schedule.

usetimeculture: 10:00-19:00

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