Founded in 1995, in memory and spirit of the 1980 civil uprising of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea is Asia’s oldest Biennale of contemporary art. The Gwangju Biennale shows contemporary art under a chosen theme, alongside special guest exhibi- tions and various performances.
Korean architect Seung H-Sang and Chinese artist and architectural designer Ai Weiwei have been appointed as co-directors of the 4th Gwangju Design Biennale. Eight curators and two designers have also been appointed for six major sections of the theme-oriented exhibition, and will be held at the Biennale Exhibition Hall and throughout the metropolitan city of Gwangju from September 2nd to October 23rd 2011.
United Nude takes part in Section one titled Named Design, curated by Minsuk Cho and Anthony Fontenot. United Nude exhibits some of their iconic shoes, the Moon Life collaboration shoe and the Lo Res Lamborghini series including a full size one.