Founded in 1978, GALLERY YEH stands amidst the Korean gallery history and shows the main trend of modern and contemporary art. Commencing its journey from Insa-Dong in which the Korean galleries began to form, Gallery YEH moved to Gangnam in 1982 and became the first gallery in the history of Gangnam. Downtown Gangnam and Garosu-Gil, where the gallery is located, is the hub for art, culture, fashion, food and design where visitors experience Seoul’s dynamic culture. Even before the name Garosu-gil was established and subsequently became a symbol of such culture, GALLERY YEH as a forerunner has endeavored for sharing fine art culture with the general public.
The gallery building, reminiscent of a gigantic canvas, received the Korean Institute of Architects Award in 2006, the Korean Architecture Award and the 24th Seoul Architecture Award in 2006, and the AR Award for emerging Architecture in 2007, a world-class architecture award and the highest honor for young architects. The gallery space, composed of three stories (462㎡), is designed for displaying various genres of contemporary art and attracts people from all around the world as cultural attraction
GALLERY YEH is attempting various activities encompassing not only exhibitions in the gallery space but also international curatorial exhibitions, collaborations with global companies and installations of public art works. As GALLERY YEH has been consistently trying to develop the Korean art community for 40 years, we promise to deliver our best with a high level of professionalism, working with renowned contemporary artists as well as young, talented artists with global networking. We will continue to thrive to introduce the Korean contemporary art all around the globe and hopefully grant the opportunity to appreciate Korean art to as many people as possible.