Busan Biennale 2008


The Busan Biennale 2008 unfolded at the Busan Museum of Art, Gwangalli Beach and APEC Naru park between Sep. 6th and Nov. 15th under the theme of 'Expenditure'. Culture and Art are more closely related to wasteful activities where products are released and consumed to go back to the beginning of the cycle, rather than activities fo production, construction, preservation and augmentation. In this regard, the theme of the Busan Biennale 2008 'Expenditure' is a positive expression that defines today's culture and art.


Sep. 6~Nov. 15, 2008(71 days)


Busan Museum of Modern Art, Gwangalli Beach, APEC Naru park, etc.

Artistic Director

- Contemporary Art Exhibition  : Won Bang Kim (Professor of Hongik University)
- Sea Art Festival  :  Jun Seung-bo (independent curator)
- Busan Sculpture Project  :  Lee, Jeong-Hyung(sculptor)

Total amount of visitors



Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

Partronized Organization
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
▷Contemporary Art Exhibition : Sep. 6~Nov. 15, 2008, 92 artists from 22 countries
▷Sea Art Festival : Sep. 6~Nov. 15, 2008, 77 artists from 26 countries
▷Busan Sculpture Project : Sep. 6~Nov. 15, 2008, 20 artists from 10 countries