Busan Biennale 2004


The Busan Biennale 2004 had as its starting event Busan Sulpture Project at Eulsukdo Sculpture Park from August 21, and ending with Sea Art Festival at Haeundae Beach and nearby urban areas from October 9.
Under the theme of 'Chasm, 隙‘, the biennale attempted to realize cultural democracy, illuminating our experiences and traumas of the modern and contemporary history and the 'chasms' in our culture. For the realistic interpretation fo 'chasm' and its representation through exhibitions, the Busan Biennale 2004 set exhibition themes for each for the three events. The total of 146 artworks from 40 countries participated.


May. 22~Oct. 31, 2004 (163days)


Busan Museum of Modern Art Haeundae Beach, Eulsukdo Sculpture park, etc.

Artistic Director

- Contemporary Art Exhibition  : Tae Man Choi (Prof. of Kookmin University)
- Sea Art Festival , Busan Sculpture Project  :  Kwang-Woo Kim (Prof. of Dong-A Univ)

Total amount of visitors



Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

Partronized Organization
Ministry Culture & Tourism Republic of Korea, Government Information Agency, MOGAHA, MOFAT, Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education, Korea National Tourism Organization, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, The Federation of Art & Culture Organization, The Korean Fine Arts Association
▷Contemporary Art Exhibition : Aug. 21~Oct. 31, 2004, 92 works from 40 countries
▷Sea Art Festival : Oct. 9~Oct. 31, 2004, 34 works from 11 countries
▷Busan Sculpture Project : May. 22~Aug. 29, 2004, 20 works from 10 countries