Arko Art Gallery, an exhibition facility included in Korea Arts & Culture Service, opened in May 1979 at the site of Seoul National University. Located in Daehangno, the center of Korean culture and art production, Arko Gallery building was designed by architect Kim Soogeun and his red brick building became an iconic symbol of Daehangno. Therefore the building was designated as Seoul’s Future Heritage in 2013 for its preservation value as history of architecture.

The exhibition hall was rented out for planned exhibitions to support art groups and individual artists at the time when there was a lack of galleries in Korea. As time went by, more public and private galleries were established in the late 1980s. At that time the Arko Art Gallery started to focus on their own planned exhibition spaces. In the late 1990s, it strengthened professionalism as a public gallery, changing a new paradigm of contemporary art as a leading gallery. After 2005, Korea Arts & Culture Service changed to Korea Arts & Culture Committee and then Arko Art Gallery implemented art director system to enhance its operational responsibilities and expertise.

Arko Art Gallery features a facility producing Korean contemporary art and discourse and offers experiential planned exhibitions and various educational programs to implement convergence between genre and medias. Also, it creates strong international and regional networks and constructs global networks by diverse collaborating programs. It also plays a role to support rising artists through separate subsidiary facilities like Insa Art Space as well as archive, seminar rooms, and project café to give a venue for active conversation about arts.



3, Dongsung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]


Length of Tour: 

Approx. 30 min



Homepage: (Korean, English)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Free (Varies by exhibition)
* Refer to the website for more info


Parking Fee: 

First 30 min - 2,000 won
Every 15 min after 30 min - 1,000 won
One day - 10,000 won


Structure Size: 

Total floor area 2,969.58㎡





Haehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2.
2 minute walk upon exiting.



Additional Info


Program Information: 

Phone-reservation required for groups of students (kindergarten, elementary, junior high and high school)
Inquiry: +82-2-760-4626



Phone-reservation required for groups of students (kindergarten, elementary, junior high and high school)
Inquiry: +82-2-760-4626


General Overview: 

Space rentals (Seminar room) available

* Inquiries: +82-2-760-4607


tel: +82-2-760-4850

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-760-4850

parkingculture: Available

restdateculture: Mondays, New Year's Day, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

usetimeculture: 11:00-19:00
Last Wednesday of the month - 11:00-21:00

* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.
* Subject to change depending on site circumstances.

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