8 art exhibitions to discover in Bangkok in April 2022

Welcome to our monthly column where we feature the most interesting and exciting art exhibitions happening in the city. Show some love to local creatives and get in on a spray at these art shows in Bangkok in April 2022.

Bangkok is brimming with creativity. The bustling metropolis has seen exponential growth in the arts scene in recent years. Be it art galleries, talented artists or art lovers, the capital has seen a growing interest in all aspects. Consequently, Bangkok is now home to a plethora of cool art exhibits. Keep up to date with what’s happening on the art scene with this monthly column. Here are 8 art exhibitions to check out in Bangkok in April 2022.

8 art exhibitions to discover in Bangkok in April 2022

‘Bangkok Photo Exhibition’ by Bangkok Art and Culture Center

Image credit: BACC

First on the list is a photography exhibition. This time, it’s one dedicated to exposing the diverse talent of photographers. At the ‘Bangkok Photo Exhibition’ at BACC, expect a collection of 80 printed works submitted by photographers from over 40 countries. Get ready for an inclusive group show.

Art Gallery: BACC
Appointment:
Until April 10, 2022

‘A Minor History, Part II: Beautiful Things’ by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Bangkok art exhibitions April 2022
Image credit: 100 Tonson Foundation

If you are familiar with the works of the famous Thai independent director, producer and screenwriter, we think this immersive exhibition will pique your interest. The 100 Tonson Foundation invites you to revel in a reinterpretation of the director’s work presented in the form of a visual art exhibition. Here, the story of how the Mekong River changed during the lockdown is told through art.

Art Gallery: Foundation 100 tons
Appointment: Until April 10, 2022

‘The Hope and Peace Collection for Ukraine’ by Viktoria Vorotina

Photo credit: River City Bangkok

If you want to show your support for the Ukrainian people, here is some art dedicated to a good cause. Ukrainian artist Viktoria Vorotina interprets “hope and peace” through abstract and polychrome paintings. Organized by and at River City Bangkok, all proceeds from artwork sales are donated to The Igor Saviors with the intention of supporting the surgeon and nursing home manager in Ukraine. See the paintings here.

Art Gallery: Bangkok River City
Appointment:
Until April 24, 2022

‘Ma-Der-La!’ by Ittiphon Phattarachon

Photo credit: River City Bangkok

An exhibition of pop art paintings, talented contemporary Thai artist Ittiphon Phattarachon brings Isan culture, tradition and beliefs into his work. This, combined with his creative spirit, results in a pop art exhibit featuring brightly colored and bold gadgets that express messages and comedy. ‘Ma-Der-La!’ is an Isan phrase meaning ‘Come on, my daughter!’

Art Gallery: Bangkok River City
Appointment:
Until April 24, 2022

“BODYSCRIPT” by Aubrey Kurlansky

Image credit: 6060 Espace Arts

Next, we have an exhibition of provocative photographs. Aubrey Kurlansky, the artist behind this exhibit, creates art to address issues of body dysmorphia and low self-image. He creates inclusive art by allowing everyone to be heroic in their own self-image. “BODYSCRIPT” features a small but excellent selection of the over 700 people Aubrey has photographed. The photography exhibition is a dialogue about the human body through photography and visual metaphor, with 50% of the proceeds from sales going to the Shinta Mani Foundation for Wildlife Conservation and Protection.

‘Sit Together’ by the Embassy of Canada

Image credit: ICONSIAM

A photography exhibition by ICONSIAM and the Canadian Embassy, ​​’Take Your Seat Together’ commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Thailand by featuring a selection of thousands of photographs that showcase the beauty of both countries and the ties that unite them. The images were taken by renowned Canadian photographer Randy VanderStarren and his son Randy.

Art Gallery: ICONSIAM
Appointment:
Until April 30, 2022

“The Off-White Umbrella” by Sawangwongse Yawnghwe

Image credit: Nova Contemporary

In this solo exhibition, internationally exhibited artist Sawangwongse Yawnghwe expresses his response to contemporary events in Myanmar through art. In this body of work, the artist reinterprets archival imagery of Myanmar from the early to mid-twentieth century in modernist compositions featuring Barnett Newman-esque bands of color.

Art Gallery: Nova Contemporary
Appointment:
Until April 30, 2022

“New World” by Adlane Samet

Image Credit: Above Influence

The newly opened Over the Influence contemporary art gallery invites you to browse the creative work of Algerian artist Adlane Samet. “New World” marks the artist’s first exhibition in Asia. Dancing on the fine line between aggressiveness and sensitivity, his brushstrokes reflect the turbulent emotions that belie the vivid colors and striking compositions, an aesthetic inspired by children’s drawings. Overall, his work alludes to the movements of Expressionism and Art Brut.

Art Gallery: Above the influence
Appointment:
Until May 1, 2022


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