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GMAF 2022, the World-famous Media Art Festival, Opens in Gwangju.

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GMAF 2022, the World-famous Media Art Festival, Opens in Gwangju.

September 28
14:06 2022

The Gwangju Media Art Festival (GMAF) 2022 is held from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 9 in Gwangju, South Korea.

Gwangju, designated as the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) media art city in 2014, has been hosting an international media art festival since 2012 in order to create a global creative city where art, industry, and urban space harmonize together, which includes various events such as exhibitions, performances, and discussions that converge culture, art and science and technology.

The GMAF celebrating its 11th anniversary has established itself as a global media art festival, and this year, it has prepared various programs under the theme of “Color of City” that can be enjoyed by citizens together by strengthening the festive features to welcome people from all over the world.

The opening ceremony of GMAF 2022 is held on September 30 at the 5.18 Democracy Plaza, and starting with the stages of Golden Child and Coca N Butter, various performances including media art performances that can be enjoyed more comfortably, opening ceremonies with digital meta-humans, and DJ performances are unfolded to celebrate the opening of the festival.

The most eye-catching programs are the GMAF X Ars Electronica Collaboration, and the GMAF Media Art Special Exhibition as a special exhibition program. Especially, GMAF X Ars Electronica Collaboration is highly anticipated because people can see the works of Ars Electronica, one of the world’s three largest media art festivals, in Gwangju, on September 30 (the opening performance) and from October 4 to October 9. In addition, the GMAF Media Art Special Exhibition exhibits the works of Korea’s top media art companies and artists, including Silo Lab, Giant Step, Studio Artec, Yoon Jeho, Lee Su-jin, etc., for people to fully appreciate various media art works.

In addition, Media Art Playground, an exhibition and experience program where anyone can easily enjoy media art in the plaza, audio visual performances by domestic/foreign media artists, GMAF Music Night, a performance program for various genres where people can enjoy media art and music together are ready along with symposiums and other associate programs.

The GMAF 2022, co-hosted by Gwangju Metropolitan City and the Asian Culture Center, is open from September 29 to October 9 (The special exhibition in the ACC is open until October 10). More information can be found on the Gwangju Media Art Festival website ( and official Instagram (@gwangju_unesco).

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