With over 20 exhibitions housed at various art galleries each month, you can’t say Bangkok isn’t a city for art enthusiasts. Art venues are scattered all over the city, and art connoisseurs and curators are opening even more to promote Thai and international artists alike. If you love art, give these new spots a visit.
Taking over a five-storey building in Talad Noi that used to be an auto parts shop, Over The Influence sits in proximity to historic temples and museums. Following the first two of its branches in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, the Bangkok space is dedicated to championing artists who explore the intersections of contemporary art, architecture, design, music, fashion, and other forms of visual expression. With floor-to-ceiling windows on the fourth floor, you can look out at famous landmarks like Wat Trai Withayaram Worawihan and the iconic Chinese gates nearby. The gallery is walking distance from the Chao Phraya River, and there’s a rooftop for events such as live music showcases.
81 Tri Mit Road
Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-8pm
Located inside the famous Jim Thompson House Museum, this 3,000-square meter art center serves as a meeting point for Bangkok’s art community. The gallery's offerings include events, parties, workshops, lectures, and seminars. The venue also houses the William Warren Library, a cafe, and a museum shop.
10/1 Kasem San 2 Alley
Open daily 10am-6pm
Creativbkk's grand opening took place recently on March 18 with its first exhibition, Coexistence by Pisut “James” Srisuwan. The photographic exhibition revolves around the self and the sexual desire of being free, loved, and equal—a person’s basic desires. Located in Nana, the gallery’s aim is to promote thought-provoking input and social change.
79/6 Sukhumvit Soi 3/1
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
Charoenkrung, Bangkok’s first functional road, is now the city’s coolest neighborhood thanks to all the interesting venues and small businesses popping up there over the last few years. Its newest addition, Charoen 43 (derived from "Charoenkrung Soi 43") promotes food, culture, and art in a modern setting. The gallery also features a fashion and inspiration space called C43.
1107/1 Charoenkrung Soi 43
Open Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm
A contemporary art gallery that has relocated from Chachoengsao to above the restaurant Two Slash One on Ari Soi 3, Manycuts Artspace was co-founded by a group of artists, students, and teachers who want to help drive the local contemporary scene further. The gallery houses a variety of quality exhibitions and events.
2, 1 Ari Soi 3
Open Thursday-Sunday noon-6pm
Located near BTS Phra Khanong, CTypeMag is a minimalistic gallery with the goal of promoting photographic works from unknown artists around the globe. Curator and owner Akkara Naktamna separates the space into two parts: Open Call, which provides opportunities for photo artists to showcase their work in the gallery; and Selected Exhibition for artworks that have been curated for a solo or group exhibition.
77/6 Phum Chit Alley
Open Saturday-Sunday 1-7pm