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Three Distinctive Art Spaces Near Bangkok’s Wireless Road

By September 12, 2019 No Comments

From long-beloved galleries to the first Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand’s capital is a destination for art enthusiasts. Here are just three of Bangkok’s distinctive galleries to check out on your next visit.

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Kalwit Studio and Gallery

Formerly the home of Thai artist Wal Chirachaisakul on Soi Ruamruedi 2, this space was recently transformed into a printmaking studio, art hub, music school, art gallery and coffee shop—which is a convenient, 10-minute walk from Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. The laid-back atmosphere brings an eclectic crowd of locals, expats, and other art connoisseurs. Kalwit Studio and Gallery quickly became a hot creative spot, with their cool performances, often organised during the opening of their monthly exhibitions. Art opening nights are not to be missed, which often showcase musicians, dancers and artists improvising performances around the artwork on display.

Sombat Permpoon Gallery

The Sombat Permpoon Gallery was founded by Sombat Wattananthai, one of Thailand’s most prominent and renowned art collectors for over 40 years. Originally founded in 1979 at a former location, Sombat moved to Sukhumvit Soi 1, in 1995, and converted the space of six-story office building into the current art gallery. She brought over her entire art collection (more than 10,000 works) and now exhibits the most extensive private collection of Thai art spanning from well-established to emerging artists. The impressive 3,000-square-meter building showcases one of the largest private collection in Thailand, including striking bronze sculptures, the work of Thailand’s national artist, Thawan Duchanee, as well as modern and contemporary art.

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100 Tonson Gallery

Located in a modern building on a prestigious location on Soi Tonson, 100 Tonson Gallery was designed by renowned French designer Christian Liaigre. Specialized in showcasing both international and local artists at its contemporary art gallery space, the gallery takes pride in being the first in Thailand to participate at the highly sought-after Art Basel show in Switzerland in 2011. It’s an ideal spot to learn about an ever-changing variety of modern artists from around the world.

Bangkok is slowly and surely becoming an international art hub with top local and international artists. Book a room at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, and you’ll be right in the middle of these destinations and more in this fascinating, artistic city.