START art fair at the Saatchi Gallery (co-curating with Koo’s Gallery)

For the inaugural START art fair at the Saatchi Gallery, ISKAI Contemporary Art has consulted and co-curated the Gallery Koo’s exhibition

Date: 4 – 6 November 2013

Venue: Saatchi gallery, London, SW3 4RY

Exhibition Artists: YunKyung Jeong / HaYoung Kim



Yunkyung Jeong ; Symmetric Jungle, 2000

Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 90x90cm, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Koo

HaYoung Kim ; Shedding Identities, 2012

Acrylic on polyester canvas, 50x50cm, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Koo

For more information contact Hansol Choi at ISKAI Contemporary Art | 07597269199 |



Young Galleries – New Artists

The inaugural START art fair presented by Prudential will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 26 – 29 June 2014. The fair is dedicated to supporting international galleries from both the world’s most exciting emerging markets, and established artistic centres.

START was founded by the Global Eye Programme, an initiative that nurtures worldwide artistic talent, in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery. The fair’s aim is to provide young galleries and artists with a platform and the support and recognition that they need to develop their careers. START gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their artists to a culturally engaged, international audience at a world-renowned venue. The Saatchi Gallery is celebrated for its unique vision in recognising artistic talent and helping to launch the careers of emerging artists, an ethos central to START. The fair is sponsored by Prudential, which aims to support emerging talent and creativity in Asia.

“The Global Eye Programme was established as a response to the lack of arts infrastructure which we identified in emerging markets internationally and START art fair is a continuation of this. We recognise the essential part that galleries play in developing artistic talent and with the launch of START, we hope to support galleries in this role by offering them a global platform on which to show their artists in London, one of the most important cities in the art world.”  - David Ciclitira, Co-Founder of the Global Eye Programme



The Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 with the aim of making contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. Over the last four years the Saatchi Gallery has hosted ten out of the top 15 most visited exhibitions in London according to The Art Newspaper’s survey of international museum attendance. It is also ranked amongst the world’s top three most liked museums on Facebook and Twitter by Museum Analytics. The Saatchi Gallery website has become a global meeting place for people interested in contemporary art.



Gallery Koo showcases emerging Korean and international artists, and is dedicated to helping them make their mark in both national and international contexts. Founded this year by Joann Koo, the gallery’s very first exhibition, ‘Salute’, opened at its spaces in Seoul in March. This group showcase of the gallery’s artists Hwa Hyun Kim, Jung Kyu Choi, Janh Jang, Seo Kyung Kang, Yo Hee Seo and Min Young Kang will be followed by five more exhibitions in 2014, including two group shows and three solo shows of the works of Hwa Hyun Kim, Min Young Kang and Han Sook Yoo.

Phone: +822 514 1132

Address: Chaewon Bldg.3F, 32 Seolleung-ro 153-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-896, Korea (Shinsa-dong 647-24)