Kukje, which means 'international', is a fitting name for the gallery that has nurtured and helped expand global art markets. Since its inception in 1982, Kukje has been on the leading edge of contemporary art, showcasing works by the most significant international and Korean artists. Some of the many artists we have exhibited include Alexander Calder, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Bill Viola, Paul McCarthy, Roni Horn, Anish Kapoor, and Ugo Rondinone. Our exhibitions serve as an invaluable opportunity for Korean audiences to encounter the works of world-renowned contemporary artists.
The Gallery also champions the work of important Korean artists who have garnered international status including Lee Ufan, Park Seo-Bo, Ha Chong-Hyun, Kimsooja, Haegue Yang, Kyungah Ham and Gimhongsok. Numerous Korean artists have garnered significant attention internationally, with their works in permanent collections including the Tate Modern in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Kukje Gallery has three major exhibition spaces in Seoul and has opened its newest space in Busan in 2018. Kukje’s New York affiliate, Tina Kim Gallery was founded in 2002 and recently inaugurated a new ground-floor space in Chelsea 21st street.
Tina Kim Gallery's exhibition program is devoted to presenting contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. In addition, since opening in 2002, the gallery has specialized in offering high quality secondary market works by twentieth century masters, as well many of the most celebrated artists working today. Tina Kim Gallery is affiliated with Kukje Gallery in Korea, and regularly collaborates on organizing exhibitions by internationally renowned artists and introducing emerging Korean artists to an international audience.