BANGKOK – The Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation is pleased to announce thirty new artists and one more venue for the third edition of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) taking place from 22 October 2022 to 23 February 2023. This third and final announcement expands the Biennale’s line-up to 73 leading regional and international artists and 12 venues across the city’s cultural and heritage sites.
Highlight presentations from the full list of artists include artworks to inspire and spark timely conversations on environmental issues by ART for AIR representatives, an iconic series of black-and-white images by renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, art made in collaboration with three Southern provinces by Thai artist Satu ≠ Padu Collaborative, a magnificent mixed-media installation by Zhanna Kadyrova from Ukraine, powerful paintings by Udomsak Krisanamis from Thailand, art inspired by the local community of Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto, a unique numerical installation by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, a site-specific installation at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) by British artist Antony Gormley and Montien Boonma from Thailand, large-scale oil paintings by Ben Quilty from Australia, a long-tail boat project by American artist Tom Sachs, and confrontational paintings by Vasan Sitthiket from Thailand. There will also be inspiring digital works created specifically for the BAB Virtual Venue by contemporary digital artists including Vitória Cribb and Gabriel Massan from Brazil, Thai collage artist Nakrob Moonmanas, Vincent Schwenk from Germany, and many more.
The third list of participating artists and collectives ranges from the emerging to the established, with representation from across Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa and America, including: AES+F (Russia), Francesco Arena (Italy), ART for AIR (representatives) (Thailand), Nadiah Bamadhaj (Malaysia), Montien Boonma (Thailand), Collective Absentia (Myanmar), Vitória Cribb (Brazil), Cian Dayrit (The Philippines), Dorairolg (Macau, China), Wanmuhaemin E-taela (Thailand), Alfonso de Gregorio (Italy), Arthur Jafa (USA), Nutdanai Jitbunjong (Thailand), Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine), Jan Kath (Germany), Udomsak Krisanamis (Thailand), Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia), Gabriel Massan (Brazil / Germany), Tatsuo Miyajima (Japan), Nakrob Moonmanas (Thailand), Henry Alexander Palacio (Colombia), Kosmas Pavlidis (Greece), Cameron Platter (South Africa), Qiu Zhijie (China), Ben Quilty (Australia), Tom Sachs (USA), Anthony Samaniego (USA), Vincent Schwenk (Germany), Ganzug Sedbazar (Mongolia), Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand).
“The Bangkok Art Biennale encourages new ways of seeing and interacting with art through the lens of CHAOS : CALM, with impactful presentations by our selected artists in multiple venues across the city. As we move from strength to strength with our trilogy of artist announcements, this final list is a confident representation of international names and leading Thai voices that are united by artistic perspectives that shine a ray of light beyond the fray of our present time.” comments Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Bangkok Art Biennale.
Lastly, BAB announces Central World as an additional venue that has been added along the City Route. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, Central World is a large retail multiplex with world-class entertainment and services. The Bangkok Art Biennale embraces a wide range of venues, from heritage and cultural sites to shopping and urban spaces, bringing opportunities to engage with contemporary art to visitors throughout the city.
Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 runs from 22nd October 2022 to 23rd February 2023
at locations across Bangkok and online. More information available here