This well-known landmark of Chaoyang District, Beijing, "Jiuchang (liquor factory)" was built in 1975, and has newly developed in 2005 as complex dedicated to art. Within the complex, there are several local and international galleries together with almost 100 artists¡¯ studios, Sitting at its heart, ARARIO BEIJING comprises of 5 buildings, occupying 3,000 square meters in total, 20% of the whole complex. Among them, 3 gallery spaces (2,300 square meters) are dedicated solely for contemporary art exhibitions.
ARARIO BEIJING is a new branch of ARARIO in Korea, which was inaugurated in 1989 and has strived to host some of the most cutting edge exhibitions in Asia. Aiming to go one step further, ARARIO BEIJING will not only offer the international contemporary art experience, but also has a mission to promote and present contemporary Asian artists to a wider audience. Here, we wish to build up another platform where East and West can come together on an equal footing to actively create novel dialogues in the development of contemporary art.