Apart from being home to a lush park, commercial buildings, hotels and embassies, the affluent areas of Silom and Wireless are some of the city’s most culturally rich neighborhoods. The works of artists from all around the world will be displayed in four venues in these hoods.
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One Bangkok and Nai Lert Park Heritage Home
One of Japan’s most influential artists was born in 1959 and is known for his unique, childlike drawings of moody little girls engaging in various provocative activities. The artist has shown more than 40 solo pop-art exhibitions at some of the world’s top museums and galleries. For the Bangkok Art Biennale, he’s bringing in one of his iconic works, “My Sweet Dog.”
BAB Box at One Bangkok
Turkish artist and activist CANAN uses her colorful multi-disciplinary exhibits to raise awareness on various social issues. Bangkok residents will get to explore “Animal World,” a site-specific installation depicting various animals and astronomic elements made of different materials.
CentralWorld, EmQuartier, The Peninsula Hotel, The East Asiatic Building, Theatre of Indulgence
Video artist Kawita Vatanayangkur examines the topic of women’s rights by using her body to represent household appliances. Her work is so powerful that she became one of the very few Thai artists to have been invited to show at last year’s Venice Biennale as well as at Saatchi Gallery London.
Choi Jeong Hwa
The Peninsula Hotel, Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, BACC, Siam Center, Siam Discovery
Choi Jeong Hwa is a South Korean artist of numerous disciplines. His colorful, large-scale creations, which move between materials and styles, never fail to amaze audiences around the world. There was that time he wrapped an Olympic stadium in plastic bottles, and another when he caused a giant bouquet to “bloom” in the middle of a city. In Bangkok, Jeong Hwa will be showing a few of his iconic masterpieces: the massive “Breathing Flower” and metallic pink “Love Me” pig, both of which have traveled the world and will be showing in Thailand for the first time.
Bangkok-born Natee Utarit connects his painting with photography and classical Western art to create complex pictures as a satire and critique of social and political landscapes, religions and believes. For Bangkok Art Biennale, he brings some of his works, including "Allegory of the End and Resistance," and "The Introspection" from Optimism Is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces series.