FAQs | Frieze Seoul
Browse through key FAQs with the quick links below:
What are the dates of the fair?
Frieze Seoul takes place from September 6-9, 2023. The first Preview day, which is invitation-only, will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. The fair will open to the public from 1pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
What are the fair opening hours?
Wednesday, September 6 (invitation only): 1pm – 8pm
Thursday and Friday, September 7-8: 11am-7:30pm (Last entry to the fair is 7pm)
Saturday, September 9: 11am -6pm (Last entry to the fair is 5:30pm)
Please adhere to the date and time stated on your ticket or pass for ease of entry. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time. Latecomers will not be admitted into the fair.
What is the location of the fair?
Frieze Seoul will be held at COEX, in the Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul, and will run alongside Kiaf SEOUL, South Korea’s leading art fair. The fair will be held inside Hall C and D. Kiaf SEOUL will take place at Hall A and B. Click here for more information on how to get to the fair.
Is this year's fair map available?
The 2023 fair map will be available soon.
Are there parking spaces near the fair?
Paid-for parking options are available at a few locations around the venue. Please click here to view a range of parking spaces available around COEX.
Do I need a ticket for my child?/Can I bring children?
- All children aged 7 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair.
- Children aged under 7 years of age are admitted free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Can I bring a bag into the fair?
Please note that large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than a handbag or laptop bag will not be permitted into the fair. In addition, no flowers or bouquets can be brought into the fair. Visitors arriving with such items will be refused entry. Visitors are welcome to use paid-for cabinets located on the first floor at COEX near Hall A and B. Cabinets are extremely limited. We request that where possible visitors keep their belongings with them.
Where can I stay if I am traveling to the fair?
We have partnered with a variety of hotels in the city, with some offering special rates during the fair. You can find a list of our partner hotels here.
Are there any restaurants or cafés at the fair?
There will be snacks and drinks available to purchase inside the fair. There is also a shopping mall located underneath COEX, which has a variety of restaurants and bars.
What is your advice for ticket buyers who have COVID-19 symptoms/a positive test result – will you refund them if they are unable to attend?
Anyone who is symptomatic or has a positive test result should remain at home and get in touch with our ticketing provider, Govent as soon as possible on the payment and refund line at: +82 02-2038-3354.
I recently had COVID-19. Can I attend the fair?
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and only recently recovered, then we ask that you refer to the most recent government health advice.
Can I bring a buggy/stroller?
Strollers and buggies are allowed into the fair.
Are there any toilets or baby changing facilities at the fair?
There are toilet facilities available at the fair, including toilets with easy access for people with reduced mobility, and baby changing facilities.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.
Are there any cash machines at the fair?
Frieze fairs are cashless events. Only card payments are accepted.
Can I bring my pet to the fair?
There are strictly no pets allowed at the fairs, with the exception of assistance animals.
What is the focus of the fair?
Frieze Seoul largely focuses on contemporary art and will be supplemented by a Frieze Masters section dedicated to art from antiquity through to the 20th century. Focus Asia, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries aged 12 years or younger will feature 20 of the most groundbreaking emerging talent from the continent.
How big is the fair?
Frieze Seoul will bring together over 110 of the most influential art galleries from across Asia and beyond.
How are the galleries selected for the fair?
For Frieze Seoul 2023, galleries submitted an application form. Applications closed in January and the selection process was carried out in April. The selection is decided on by a committee of gallerists who participate in the fair; the fair Director chairs the meeting but does not vote.
Who is on the committee?
The Frieze Seoul 2023 Committee members are: Louise Hayward, Lisson Gallery, London; Taka Ishii, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; Tina Kim, Tina Kim Gallery, New York; Boris Vervoordt, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp; Matthew Wood, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo.
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