Mr. Tom Woo, Director – HADA Contemporary Ltd, London
Tom Woo (b.1970) is a director in a new venture ‘HADA Contemporary Ltd’ dedicated to promoting Korean contemporary art in London and Europe.
Before opening the gallery he completed the ‘Art Business’ course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Prior to that he worked for Samsung Electronics Ltd as a product planner, launch manager and communication manager at their strategic marketing team.
He is driven by the passion in fine art and committed to the mission to promote Korean contemporary art to the wider audience in all continents.
HADA Contemporary has been established since January this year, however the idea of the business, introducing Korean art to the Western world, was in existence 2 years prior to the establishment of the gallery.
Korean contemporary artists and their works were not so long ago still hidden underneath the volatile movement of the current art market and recently, the need for the sheer quality and sophisticated talents of Korean and other Far Eastern artists has risen.
Since the initial 2 years of operation in London the founder has witnessed how the western audience has welcomed the newcomers and has gained overwhelming support for an opening of the gallery dedicated to Korean contemporary art. HADA Contemporary is in the course of opening a new venue in Mayfair, London by the end of 2010.