Thailand Biennale 2023–24
Thailand Biennale, a travelling biennale that has previously been held in Krabi (2018) and Nakhon Ratchasima/Korat (2021), will take place in Chiang Rai, from 9 December 2023 to 30 April 2024.
Organised by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), Ministry of Culture, Thailand, the locations were chosen because of their potential as the pioneers of the Ministry of Culture’s Art City campaign.
As the commissioner, the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture envisions the Thailand Biennale as a tool to encourage the development of Thai contemporary art and to inspire the creativity of emerging artists, as well as to strengthen curatorial practices. Additionally, the Thailand Biennale intends to be a key factor to add intrinsic and economic value to art and culture.
The third edition of the Thailand Biennale is scheduled to be hosted in Chiang Rai, situated at the northernmost part of the country, under the theme “The Open World”.
Artistic directors Rirkrit Tiravanija and Gridthiya Gaweewong, with curators Angkrit Ajchariyasophon and Manuporn Luengaram, will collaborate in exhibiting works from Thai and international artists from the Mekong region to Europe and beyond. The works address topical issues such as history, cultural diversity, and nature and ecology, and will be displayed across key venues in Chiang Rai such as art galleries, exhibition halls, museums, temples, and historic sites.