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    Seoul Art Space Geumcheon


    The Seoul Art Space Geumcheon(SASG) is a residency for visual artists. SASG was remodeled from a printing factory located in Doksan-dong, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, as part of the Seoul city government’s project to build spaces for creative activities.

    SASG encourages experimental arts and respects diverse values of art. Accordingly, it has identified the contemporary visual art discourses and holds international symposiums.- Every year, it selects visual artists working in experimental practice through open call to run and support residency programs.

    SASG tried a new visual arts direction with community artists, focusing on communication with local communities. Since 2013, SASG has sought to explore the potential of convergence between technology and art with a focus on media arts, facing the era of the 4th industrial revolution.
    SASG is currently engaged in efforts to play a leading role in the International visual art, respecting diversity and valuing experimental art.

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    Regular Residency Program

    SASG receives applications from artists in Korea and abroad once a year. Selected visual artists from Korea and around the world can use the 24-hour studios and participate in various programs, including expert support programs, and special exhibitions to sharpen their skills.

    But now “The International Artists in Residency Program” has been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Open Studio

    Once a year, all of the studios at the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon are open to provide an opportunity to view the artworks and workspaces of the artists in residence. During the Open Studio period, special exhibitions and various fringe events are held. It has become a festival to attract the attention and increase the participation of the local community, as well people from the fields of arts and culture.

    International Symposium

    Since 2009, SASG has hosted an annual international symposium as a platform for in-depth analysis and debate among experts in Korea and abroad on selected timely topics in arts and culture. The symposium has played a role in shaping a meaningful discourse among artists by taking the lead in tackling key issues in the arts world.

    Expert Support Program

    This program provides a chance to meet various experts in visual art, including critics, curators, artists, gallerists, sociologists, and philosophers. Critiques and reviews will be posted on the website.


    Classification Description
    Exhibition room (PS333)
    • Exhibition space with an area of 357㎡
    • Lighting is provided and a temporary wall can be installed
    • Resident artists can apply to rent space in advance to exhibit in it.
    • The hostel is designed to create a comfortable environment where foreign artists in residence can stay and work in the studios.
    • TheFive rooms
      (4 single rooms and 1 double room)
    • TheEquipped with a bed, closet, lamp, chair, and access to free Wi-Fi, heating and air-conditioning system
    • Individual studios given over to resident artists
    • 18 studios (5 small , 5 medium, 8 large)
    • Equipped with free Wi-Fi, desks, chairs, and sinks.
    Media lab
    • Space for editing video and photos for resident artists
    • Computer (Mac Pro, Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator), printer (scanner), etc.
    Warehouse for artwork
    • Space for large works (357 ㎡) and suitable for performance and genre collaboration
    • Lighting, 5-t hoist, work table, water heater, and fitted sink
    • Unable to support work at night
    • A communal kitchen with cooking utensils exclusively for resident artists
    Workshop room
    • Multi-purpose space for seminars and exhibitions(137 ㎡)
    • Exhibition lighting, sound and imaging equipment, electric screen, beam projector
    • No access at night


    ▶ Office
    • 09:00–18:00 (Monday-Friday)
    • Closed on national holidays
    ▶ Exhibition room
    • Only during exhibition periods
    • 10:00-22:00
    • Closed for New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, and Chuseok
    ▶ Facilities(studio, hostel, etc.) for selected artists
    • Available at all times




    • 57 Beoman-ro 15-gil, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul

    For more information, call

    • +82-2-807-4800