Ora-Ora is pleased to announce its first participation at Kiaf SEOUL in September 2022. This is the first occasion Ora-Ora has presented an exhibition in South Korea.
Ora-Ora’s debut at Kiaf SEOUL gives centre stage to artists Huang Dan, Peng Jian, Juri Markkula and Stephen Thorpe.
Each of these artists is an innovator; in Seoul, Ora-Ora’s ethos of academic enquiry allies with its future-focused embrace of the possibilities of tomorrow. The artists have all regularly exhibited in solo shows at Ora-Ora and were recently seen at Ora-Ora at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022. The selection underlines the international nature of Ora-Ora’s outlook: Huang Dan and Peng Jian are based in China, whilst Juri Markkula lives in Sweden, and Stephen Thorpe in the US.
Speaking of the first showing by the gallery in Seoul, CEO and co-founder of Ora-Ora Dr. Henrietta Tsui-Leung noted: “We’re delighted to be introducing this exciting, international group of artists to Seoul. Seoul is a fast growing and dynamic city with a unique history. It is now staking its claim to be a major hub in the Asian art world. We expect to receive as much inspiration and creative sparks from the city as we give it in return.” In an allusion to the combination of classical influence and innovation that the artists represent, she continued: “Thought-led innovation is at the heart of everything we do. This is an exciting time – it’s the variety, advancement and dynamism that gives art that edge that keeps it so relevant.”