Art Events in Bangkok: Chow Why, Jam, BAAC

Hi Art lovers! Here's a round up of the best art exhibitions and events in Thailand to ring in the new year.

Last modification : September 28, 2017
Things To Do in Bangkok This Week - Art 26 - Onarto

Art Things to do in Bangkok from January 10 to January 17

Hi Art Lovers, check out the latest art previews and exhibitions going on this week plus a whole bunch of ongoing events.

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Cho Why – Bangkok Video Journalism & Filmmaking Workshop

Cho Why - Bangkok Video Journalism & Filmmaking Workshop

Opening: January 11 at 10:00 until 17 January at 20:00

Where: Cho Why, Soi Nana 17, Pom Phrap Sattru Phai, Chinatown, Bangkok, MRT Hua Lamphong

An intensive 7-day workshop in filmmaking and video journalism will be held at Chinatown’s Soi Nana from 11 through 17 January for 1,500 USD (approx 54,000 THB). The workshop will be hosted by multiple award winning video journalists/tutors, Raul Gallego Abellan and Alfonso Moral.

Zen World Tower – Street Photography Workshop by Jess Marlow & Matt Stuart

Street Photography Workshop - Jan 10 - 03 - feat

Opening: 11 – 14 January

Where: Regus – 12th Floor ZEN World Tower, Central World Plaza

Thailand-based Photographer group, Loopers Collective is set to host a 4-day Leica Street Photography Workshop with Matt Stuart and Jesse Marlow from 11-14 January. The workshop offers the chance for photographers to receive insightful critique from mentors, learn about special techniques and go on a group street photography shoot.

JAM Cine Club – Lolita 

Jam Cine - Lolita - Jan 13

Opening: January 13 at 20.00

Where: Jam, Sathorn, Charoen Rat 1, Yannawa , Bangkok, BTS Surasak

JAM Cine Club’s theme for January is “Seduction.” A re-screening of Lolita (1962) by Stanley Kubrick will be held on January 13 at 20:00, following technical difficulties during its screening last week.

The black comedy-drama film is based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl.

BACC – Another Story by Company Derashinera

Mime Physical Movement Workshop - Jan 16 - 02 - feat

Opening: January 13 – 14, from 19:00

Where: BACC Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Studio 4th Floor, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

Ahead of Shuji Onodera’s free, two-day mime and physical movement workshop at Thong Lor Art Space between 16 -17 January – Company Derashinera is set to perform a piece directed by Shuji Onodera at Bangkok’s BACC from 13-14 January. Tickets are 500 Baht for general entrance and 200 Baht for students. Held in partnership with The Japan Foundation and the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, the piece will be a unique physical theater-like performance, combining mime, contemporary dance, ballet, butoh, acting and more.

RMA Institute – Recorder

Rma Institute - Recoder

Opening: January 14, 18:00 – 21:00 through February 28

Where: RMA Institute, 238, Sukhumvit Soi 22, Sainamthip 2, Bangkok, 10110

RMA hosts a group photography exhibit, “Recorder” featuring young Thai photographers Chalaruk Rueanchomchoei, Peera Vorapreechapanich and Soopakorn Srisakul. Curated by Anothai Oupkum, the exhibition examines the use of photography as a tool for capturing time and examining memories. The opening reception will be held on January 14. 

Pandora Gallery – Souvenirs d’Afrique

Pandora Art Gallery - Souvenirs D'afrique

Opening: January 14, 18:30 – 21:00

Where: Pandora Gallery, 10/4 Soi Convent, Silom, Bangkrak, Bangkok, 10500

Pandora Gallery hosts the solo exhibition “Souvenirs d’Afrique” by contemporary artist Jean-Marc Louis (born 1959) on January 14. Inspired by his travels to Africa and experience in Thai culture, Louis converts recycled materials and other mixed media into timeless, abstract creations.

Chamchuri Gallery – Roboticlism from Unconscious Mind

Chamchuri Art Gallery - Roboticlism from Unconscious mind

Opening: January 15 at 18:00

Where: Chamchuri Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University, Jamjuree 8, Phayathai Road, Phatumwan

Nospash Chaturongkagul displays his exhibit titled, ‘Roboticlism from Unconscious Mind’ at Chulalongkorn’s Chamchuri Gallery from 19:00 onwards on January 15th. The show is part of an art exhibition and charity project held simultaneously at the university. The title of the exhibition is said to express robotic mechanisms and metal armor through the language of visual writing.

Jam – Another Devil On the Wall (ADOTW)

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Opening: January 15 at 18:00

Where: Jam, Sathorn, Charoen Rat Soi 1, BTS Surasak, Bangkok

On January 15 from 18:00 onward, Jam will be hosting “Another Devil On The Wall” an exhibition of artworks produced by 4 graffiti artists: TRK, CHZ, AMP and WARHEAD.

Adler Subhashok – Beyond A Shadow by Attasit Pokpong

Adler Subhashok Gallery - Beyond A Shadow

Opening: January 16 at 18:00 until February 21st

Where: Adler Subhashok Gallery, 1603 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtan Nuea

Attasit Pokpong, one of Thailand’s top contemporary artist, known for his use of watercolor and oil, will be showcasing a solo exhibition at the lovely Adler art space. Beyond A Shadow explores the artist’s fascination with the Sino-Asian female face and techniques of contrasting textures. This collection was created during the artist’s 3 month residency in Paris.

Thong Lor Art Space – Mime/Physical Movement Workshop by Shuji Onodera

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Opening: 16 January until 17 January, from 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Thong Lor Art Space, 33/2 Soi Sukhumvit 57, Khlong Tan Nuea

Shuji Onodera will hold a free, two-day mime and physical movement workshop at Thong Lor Art Space between 16 -17 January. Held in collaboration with The Japan Foundation, the workshop offers two sessions, with a beginners class on the Saturday 16th from 13:00 – 15:00 and an artist class the following day from 13:00 – 15:00.

TCDC Chiang Mai – A Random Movie Night #3

TCDC Chiang Mai - A Random Movie Night #3

Opening: January 17, 13:00 until 23:00

Where: TCDC Chiang Mai, Thapae East, Venue for the Creative Arts, 88 Thapae Road, Chiang Mai, 50300

TCDC Chiang Mai will be screening a movie alongside talks and exhibitions by special guests on January 17, from 13:00 onwards. Entry is free of charge, with snacks and drinks also on offer.

Check Inn 99 – Mindfulness & Murder

Mindfulness & Murder - Jan 17

Opening: 17 January, at 19:00

Where: Check Inn 99, 97 Sukhumvit Road (between Sois 5 and 6), opposite the Landmark Hotel, BTS Nana

Live music bar and restaurant, Check Inn 99 will screen the award winning Thai Indie film, Mindfulness & Murder directed by Tom Waller on 17 January, from 19:00 – 20:30. The film is about an ex-cop Buddhist monk who investigates a murder in his monastery in Bangkok. Tickets cost 250 Baht and include a welcome drink and popcorn.


Speedy Grandma – How many female artists do you know?

December 19 at 7.30pm until January 15

Where: 672/50-52 Soi Charoenkrung 28 Bangrak, Bangkok

Numthong Gallery at Aree – Absurd Aesthetic

Until January 15

Where: 72/3 Soi Ari 5 nua Phahonyothin 7, Phahonyothin Road, Bangkok

Absurd Aesthetic is a solo exhibition by Anon Pairot.

Bangkok University Gallery – Let’s have a TEA PARTY… Forever

Until January 16

Where: Bangkok University Gallery, CITY CAMPUS, 4th Floor, Bangkok

Following on D’ UNBREAKABLE TEAPOTS, the exhibition ‘Let’s have a TEA PARTY… Forever’ will feature works by Surojana Sethabutra.

BACC – The Magic World of Czech Illustrators

15 December until January 17

Where: Curved Wall (4th & 5th Floor) Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

BACC Arts Network Department in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic introduces Jiří Slíva, a Czech cartoonist with an expressive style who mainly illustrates cartoons and books. Children and families can also attend a coloring station at the nearby Magic World Kid’s Corner by Staedtler and watch some popular Czech animated films.

Goja – Art = Buddy

Until January 17

Where: Sukhhumvit 71, Soi 3 Pridi Banomyong 5/2, Bangkok

The project LOVOL started in 2015 and is organised by Hiroya Asari.

YenakArt Villa – Super Nature

December 17 until January 24

Where: 69 Soi Prasat Suk, Bangkok

SUPER NATURE presents 5 artists and designers from Thailand, Korea and France who thought about flowers and femininity through their multi medium works.

Featured artists: Kawita Vatanjyankur, Ek Thongprasert, Sun Young Min, Catherine Wilkenning, Artpilo

Pullman G Gallery – Popkapi

Until January 28

Where: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Floor 36, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok

“Popkapi” is the solo exhibition by the artist Jakkrit Chewapanya.

Ardel Gallery of Modern Art : Matters Printed – Macau Printmakers

December 22 through January 31

Where: 99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Road (km 10.5), Bangkok

From December 22 until January 31, Ardel Gallery of Modern Art will be hosting an exhibition of various print techniques from 25 Macau-based artists.

ATTA Gallery – Stratera

Until January 31

Where: 4,6 Chaorenkrung Soi 36, Bangrak, Bangkok

Stratera is the first Off the Wall exhibition displaying Michael Shaowanasai’s work.

G 1 Contemporary & The Space – The Madness of Crowds

Ongoing through January 31

Where: FG, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Ploenchit Road, BTS Chidlom

The mall-located art space, G 1 Contemporary & The Space, is curated by H Gallery. Its current exhibit titled, ‘The Madness of Crowds’ ongoing until January 31.

Mangkud Café & Art Gallery – H.M. Blues The hungry men’s blues

Ongoing Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am-10pm until January 31

Where: 94/87 Ratchapruek Road

This art gallery and gathering place holds daily sets of live blues in celebration of HM The King’s 88th Birthday.

S Gallery – Genii Loci

December 17 until February 5

Where: Sofitel Sukhumvit 189 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

In this solo show, the Thai artist Rush Pleansuk tells a story of spiritual growth : “I tend to live in the past because my life is there”.

The Art Center Chula – Michael Shaowanasai’s Revisits

December 22 until February 6

Where: 7th Floor, Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Bangkok

Multi-disciplinary artist and social activist, Michael Shaowanasai presents his latest collection of objets d’art from December 22 onwards at Chulalongkorn University – the place where he made his first debut. The upcoming exhibition is said to be “site-specific” and likely references the growth and evolution in his artistic journey.

Bangkok Citycity Gallery – Beejoir’s #NRCSSM

From December 16 until February 7

Where: 13/3 Sathorn 1, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok

This multimedia art show deals with the notion of narcissism in the social media age. It is the first asian solo show by the Bangkok-based artist & curator Chris Bowden AKA Beejoir.

Sathorn 11 Art Space – Thai by Ong-arj Loeamornpagsin

From January 9 through February 9

Where: Sathorn Soi 11, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10120

Sathorn 11 Art Space will be hosting the opening night for Ong-arj Loeamornpagsin’s solo exhibit titled ‘Art that Reflects Thai Society’ on January 9, from 19:00 onwards. Featuring 14 paintings and sculptures by the “Thai-hardcore” artist, the exhibit is dedicated to the expression and understanding of Thai cultural beliefs, politics and society. An internationally and locally well-known artist, Ong-arj is known for his expressionistic and sometimes cryptic artwork, which is often full of social satire and symbolism.

Lyla Gallery – Silent No More by Paphonsak La-or

December 23 until February 14

Where: 2nd Floor, Tapae Road, Muang, Chaing Mai

Chiang Mai based artist, Paphonsak La-or debuts his solo exhibition from December 23 at cultural landmark and fan-favorite art space, Lyla Gallery. Paphonsak’s paintings feature distinct landscapes from the towns and districts affected by the 2011 tsunami and resulting radioactive leakage in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre: Abstract – The Truth of Art

Ongoing until February 21

Where: 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

A retrospective of some 100 mixed media works by National artist Ithipol Thangchalok, ongoing through February 21 next year.

The Jim Thompson Art Center – The Making of Golden Teardrop

Until March 22

Where: 6 soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 rd., BTS National Stadium Station Ex.1, Bangkok

The Making of Golden Teardrop brings together more than 5,000 small brass sculptures shaping the Thong Yod dessert by the Thai artist Arin Rungjangas. The exhibition also displays a documentary and photographs from the artist’s research. This installation was previously shown at the 2013’s Venice Biennale.

100 Tonson Gallery – Chatchai Puipia: Sites of Solitude

Until April 3, 2016

Where: 100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd., Bangkok

Lowly or never previously presented self-portrait paintings, sculptures, drawings and guest-documentary materials are brought together in ‘Chatchai Puipia: Sites of Solitude/Still-Life, Self-Portraiture and the Living Archive, Part 1’. Puipia holds a significant role in the Thai contemporary art scene with works reflecting as much on the self as on the country social context.


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