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The KCC announces its 2017 Call for Artists

The official Call for Artists for 2017:

Call for Artists: 2017 KCCUK Open Call

Submission Deadline: 16 December, 2016
Please send the application materials via email to [email protected]
(Submissions by post will not be accepted)
T +44(0)20 7004 2600


The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is looking for artists of Korean origin to present their work(s) for consideration as part of our Spring Exhibition Open Call 2017. The winner will have the opportunity to have an exhibition at the KCCUK from 20 February ~18 March, 2017.

The KCCUK Open Call is an annual exhibition programme at the Korean Cultural Centre UK that defines itself as a springboard for emerging artists of Korean origin. The programme supports these artists whose opportunities of presenting their practices are becoming rare in the competitive UK art scene. The programme heightens the attention drawn to UK-based Korean artists through individual and collaborative works and is open to various forms of creative artistic expression and communication.

The Winners of 2016 KCCUK Open Call were Hoyeon Kang and Hyemin Son & John Reardon, and their proposals were chosen from over 135 applicants by a panel of independent jurors: Mark Rappolt (Editor-in-Chief, Art Review), Katrina Schwarz (Curator, British Council) and Sung Hwan Kim (artist).

The ‘2015 KCCUK Open Call’ selection panel comprised of Jonathan Watkins (Director of Ikon Gallery), Fatos Ustek (Fig-2 curator) and Do Ho Suh (artist) and the winners were Yva Jung and Shinwook Kim.

Artists are invited to submit works that take on the risks of innovation, inquiry and imagination, using original observations, contemporary technologies and procedures in the process of creating inventive forms, rethinking the present and revising the notion of the future.

The aim of the exhibition is to showcase Korean talent in the visual arts, exhibitors will be selected by a jury panel organised by the KCCUK. Once the jury panel nominates the winner, the KCCUK curator will be involved in the exhibition-making process. The KCCUK will be responsible for insuring the works during the exhibition, organizing the pick-up and redelivery of the work within the UK. A small catalogue will be produced on the occasion of the exhibition. The KCCUK will support the budget up to £15,000 pounds. This will be subject to negotiation once the selection process has been completed.

Application Guidelines

Applications are to be made by sending an exhibition proposal, CV, an artist statement and the list of works (in a PDF format; Maximum 8MB) via wetransfer. Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we cannot provide individual feedback. The exhibition map can be downloaded from the following link.

The Exhibition proposals should be made site-specifically and have to consider the size of the budget that will be allocated. Applications are to be made by each individual, and only one is required per collective.

When you submit the moving image (please submit this in a PPT form), the committee is only able to watch the first 5 minutes of any footage, please therefore feel free to edit your material. Moving images should be PC formatted and works saved as JPEG images. Please do not send original or unique works. You may include up to 3 publications and 5 press reviews/articles in your application.

The application must comprise the following elements in English:

  1. Applicant’s details (full name, address, phone, email)
  2. CV or portfolio with a list of works or exhibitions and other relevant information (e.g. online information about previous projects, references)
  3. Brief summary of the exhibition proposal (max. 300 words)
  4. Supporting images and plans (max. 20 images)


1. Application Deadline: 16 December, 2016
2. Selection Process: Mid December, 2016 (TBC)
3. Final Selection Announcement: Late December, 2016 (TBC)
4. Exhibition Duration: 20 February~18 March, 2017 (4 Weeks)


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