Alternative Space Loop (대안공간 루프)


20, Wausan-ro 29na-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29나길 20 (서교동)


• 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-3141-1377, +82-2-3141-1074 (Korean, English)


* Jan 1 and Dec 25

*There may be closing days to prepare for exhibitions.
Please see website for exhibition schedule.


Alternative Space Loop (also known as the “Loop”) is a non-profit gallery that provides exhibition space and support programs for young and promising artists. In the late 1900s, many artists could not afford to pay for exhibition space in a gallery and struggled to pursue their passion for the arts. The idea of a “free alternative exhibition space” was born and as a result, the Loop was opened in Sangsu-dong in Feb, 1999. In 2005, the Loop was moved to Seogyo-dong, its current location.

On the first floor and in the basement, the works of new artists are on display. On the 2nd floor, there is a small café where visitors can take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee, have discussions, or read one of the books provided.

The Loop has been holdng exhibitions and performances more than ten times a year ever since its opening. The gallery engages in diverse international exchanges such as Tirana Biennale and in 2002, was invited to the Gwangju Biennale as an alternative art space.

Industry Information

Discover promising young artists / hold international exchange exhibitions

Admission / Participation Fees

Free of charge

Parking Facilities


Parking Fee

Free of charge

Homepage (Korean only)