In 2002 the ruangrupa artists’ initiative was invited to introduce
itself with a presentation at the Gwangju biennial in Korea. In the
programme section entitled PAUSE, artists’ initiatives from the
entire world were presented as examples where new models for art creation
and communication are being established. Ruangrupa’s presentation
included the work and publications of seven of its artists and won
the Unesco award “for the promotion of the arts”.
Participation in this biennial has expanded ruangrupa's network and
contacts with other artists’ initiatives in Asia considerably.
At the video festival they recently organised there was a wealth of
Asiatic video film to be seen.