Bangkok Art Biennale 2022

Bangkok, Thailand
22 October 2022

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Bangkok Art Biennale 2022

The Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation has announced that the third edition of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) will take place throughout Bangkok from October 22nd, 2022 to February 23rd, 2023. The BAB Virtual Venue will also take place online with a number of innovative artworks created for the digital realm. 

Exploring opposites

The Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 banner under the theme of CHAOS and CALM
BAB2022 is being held under the theme “CHAOS : CALM.” Source: Bangkok Art Biennale

This year’s BAB will be presented under the theme “CHAOS : CALM,” reflecting the unpredictable conditions that the world has endured over the past few years, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change to socio-political unrest. 

By exploring the binary opposites of chaos and calm, the Biennale aims to reflect on the confusing world we live in and offer glimpses of hope through art; celebrating a diversity of identities, cultures, and histories and mapping a shared vision for our new post-pandemic world.

Event highlights

The Biennale’s lineup includes 73 leading regional and international artists at 12 venues across Bangkok’s cultural and heritage sites. The 2022 edition will invite artists whose works reflect the turbulence, trauma and angst experienced by many during these times.

Four out of 73 artists that will be exhibiting their artworks at the Bangkok Art Biennale
Clockwise from top left: Antony Gormley, Sophia Al-Maria, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, and Chitti Kasemkitvatana.

Highlight presentations include a site-specific presentation of new sculptures by British artist Antony Gormley in one of Bangkok’s most iconic heritage sites, the temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho); the first presentation of Qatari-American artist and filmmaker Sophia Al-Maria in Thailand; as well as important Thai artists Prach Pimarnman (Satu ≠ Padu Collaborative), Kamin Lertchaiprasert, and Chitti Kasemkitvatana.

For more information about the event, visit Bangkok Art Biennale official website or follow @bkkartbiennale across its social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LINE).

BAB2022 venues

Those interested in experiencing more than 200 artworks can visit the following venues: 

  • Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
  • CentralWorld
  • JWD Art Space
  • Museum Siam: Discovery Museum
  • Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
  • Samyan Mitrtown
  • The PARQ
  • The Prelude, One Bangkok
  • Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun)
  • Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan (Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho)
  • Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan (Temple of Iron Fences or Wat Prayoon)

About BAB

The announcement ceremony of the Bangkok Art Biennale
Source: Bangkok Art Biennale Facebook Page

Founded in 2017, the Bangkok Art Biennale is an art festival set in the capital of Thailand. Spanning various venues over a period of four months, BAB transforms the city of Bangkok into a lively hub that celebrates art, creativity, and culture. 

In 2020, BAB expanded to virtual platforms to allow people from all over the world to view the exhibition online. BAB is accompanied by a rich programme of public events, including educational conferences, talks, hands-on workshops, guided visits, publications, and online programs to ensure a memorable and educational experience for all.

BAB is supported by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), as well as corporate sponsors including Thai Beverage Public Company Limited as the lead sponsor.