The Bangkok Art Biennale has unveiled the roster of 45 artists from 28 different countries

The Bangkok Art Biennale has unveiled the roster of 45 artists from 28 different countries who will be showcasing their work in the event’s fourth iteration, set to commence on October 25, 2024. This selection includes both local and international talents, with around 25 percent of the artworks being presented to the public for the first time.

Among the participating artists are a diverse group including Algerian-French installation artist Adel Abdessemed, Italian ceramicist Chiara Camoni, Singaporean artist Priyageetha Dia known for her time-based media works, French-American artist Camille Henrot who utilizes multiple media, South Korean Choi Jeong Hwa who is recognized for his sculpture designs, Chitra Ganesh from Brooklyn, Japanese artist Aki Inomata known for her multidisciplinary approach, the Scandinavian sculptural duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, conceptual artist Isaac Chong Wai based in Hong Kong, and video artist Lisa Reihana from New Zealand. Additionally, the Biennale will feature works by renowned artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Beuys, and Guerreiro do Divino Amor, the latter having represented Switzerland at the latest Venice Biennale.

The theme for this edition, announced last October, is “Nurture Gaia,” which aims to explore concepts of femininity and ecology. The Biennale will span across nine venues throughout Bangkok, including museums, galleries, a shopping mall, and three historic sites: the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and the Temple of Iron Fences (Wat Prayoon).

The event will feature a rich program including performances and symposiums, such as a performance piece by Kira O’Reilly, a theatrical exploration of the deaf community by Amanda Coogan, and sculptures by Choi Jeong Hwa exhibited across various locations.

Since its inception in 2018, the Bangkok Art Biennale has been guided by its chief executive and artistic director, Apinan Poshyananda, and has quickly become a significant platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work on an international stage.