About BAB

Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) is a biannual art festival set in the capital of Thailand.

BAB spans across a period of 4 months in which the bustling city of Bangkok is transformed into a live hub that celebrates art, creativity, and culture.

‍Visitors are able to immerse themselves in an array of artworks and performances from a diverse range of artists, both local and international, throughout the heart of Bangkok, in galleries, public spaces, and iconic landmarks

In addition, they are accompanied by conferences, workshops, guided visits, and publications to ensure a memorable and holistic experience.

This year marks the second installment of BAB which commences from 10 October 2020 through to 21 February 2021.

We hope to see you at BAB!

Our Mission

Creating memorable art and creative experience across Bangkok.

Establish Bangkok as a leading contemporary art destination by Elevating and solidifying the infrastructure of the art industry in Thailand as well as promoting Thai talent.

Building and enhancing the understanding and working relations with art via the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Thai government, and the corporate sector.

Artistic Director

Prof Dr Apinan Poshyananda
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Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda received his bachelor and master degree in Fine Arts from Edinburgh University and Ph.D. in History of Art from Cornell University. Poshyananda served as Director-General, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Director-General of Cultural Promotion Department and, the Permanent Secretary and Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture (Thailand) when he was to commission and curate the first Thai Pavilion at 50th Venice Biennale. He has curated and directed international art exhibitions including Contemporary Art from Asia: Traditions/Tensions (1996, Grey Art Gallery, Queen  Museum of Art, and Asia Society Galleries, New York);   Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politic + Love (2008, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre), Thailand Eye (2015, Saatchi Gallery, London and BACC). He is a committee member of the Asian Cultural Council, New York; Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Board of National Gallery, Singapore; Board of Foundation of BACC; and Advisor to President and CEO, Thai Beverage Plc.

International Advisors

David Stuart Elliott
Alexandra Munroe
Nanjo Fumio
Marina Abramović

Curatorial Team

Our Sponsors

Friends of BAB