Get your daily inspo at any art gallery in Bangkok. From photography to learning about the history and culture of Bangkok, you'll never not be inspired.
There are places for you arty farts to go to. From museums to art galleries, we pick a few to feed your artistic senses.
Bring it BACC
Here's a seven-storey art institution that’s unmissable from National Stadium BTS station. The inside is modelled after New York’s Guggenheim and they regularly bring in well-known and international artists’ works for exhibitions. These include Erwin Wurm and Sabastiao Salgado. There are also performance spaces, a library, education center and art supply stores.
Source: Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center
Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center
Address: 939 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 214 6630
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun, 10:00am to 9:00pm; Closed on Mon
Website: Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center
Get H-igh on art
The H Gallery is owned by American H Ernest Lee, and it specializes in contemporary art forms with paintings, photography and textiles. The space focuses on emerging Thai and Asian artists and occasionally hosts international ones. Curating is done by Irish-born Brian Curtin, who is an art-writer, lecturer and freelance curator.
Address: 201 ซอย สาทร 12 Sathon Nuea Rd, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 85 021 5508
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm daily
Website: H Gallery
We built this citycity on arts ‘n such
We aren’t sure why they had to emphasise the urban element of the Bangkok CityCity Gallery, but it is located in the Sathorn district and it does look very modern. The structure stands strong and out amongst its surroundings and the galleries inside host emerging artists’ works. Also housing an onsite café and regular events, they recently gave space to Alex Face, a graffiti artist.
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Address: 13/3 Sathorn 1, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 3 087 2725
Opening Hours: Wed to Sun, 1:00pm to 7:00pm; Closed on Mon and Tue
Website: Bangkok CityCity Gallery
The Queen's Mandate
Our highness knows that artists’ works need to be displayed and she showed her support by opening this space in 2003. New Thai artists since then have hopes that their works can be made public on four floors. The fifth floor is used for related activities and projects. There is also a gallery shop that allows you to bring their works home.
The Queen's Gallery
Address: 101 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: + 66 2 281 5361
Opening Hours: Thu to Tue, 10:00am to 7:00pm; Closed on Wed
Website: The Queen's Gallery
I Travel, I Shoot
In a restored old pre-war shop house lies Thai photo-artist Manit Sriwanichpoorn’s collection of his travels. This gallery is just beside the Indian temple (Sri Mariamma) in the financial district of Bangkok. His collection consists of black and white photos of varied subjects and on the upper level there is a gallery that hosts temporary exhibitions. Look out for a book corner that offers art, photography and spiritual titles.
Source: Kathmandu Photo Gallery
Kathmandu Photo Gallery
Address: 87 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 234 6700
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat, 11:00am to 6:00pm; Closed on Sun and Mon
Website: Kathmandu Photo Gallery
The Young and Talented
David Mayer, an American architect, and Maitree Siriboon, a Thai artist, set up this space in 2006 to promote talented young Thai artists. This is an important platform for local emerging artists and it is conveniently located in Siam Square. Artists have been talent-spotted here and go on to display their works in other parts of Asia and Europe. There is a range of art including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, new media and conceptual art.
White Space Gallery
Address: Sala Daeng 1 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: Closed until 2019 (contact email for details)
Website: White Space Gallery
The Coolest Birthday Present
They knew we couldn’t pronounce the actual name, being the Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, so they used acronyms instead. This old building at 84 Ratchadamneon Klang Avenue was renovated to commemorate the 84th Royal Birthday Anniversary of the late King Bhumibol, hence the numerals. It is a place for artists to exhibit their creativity and creative artwork. Situated in the middle of Bangkok, there are three floors of exhibitions featuring a different artist each month.
Address: 84 Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, Bawonniwet Sub-District,Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok 10200
Tel: +66 0 2224 8030 ext. 202
Opening Hours: Wed to Mon, 10:00am to 7:00pm; Closed on Tue
A Cuppa of MOCA
Don’t miss this if you are an art lover. MOCA houses the most comprehensive collection of modern painting and sculpture in Thailand. It has five storeys of over 800 pieces of art that’s been collected by magnate Boonchai Bencharongkul. You could be spending an entire afternoon here, so make time for it.
Source: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Bangkok)
Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 3 Vibhavadi Rangsit, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2953 1005
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm; Closed on Mon
Website: Museum of Contemporary Art