For many Bangkokians, Art appreciation has become a favorite weekend activity. This is why Bangkok’s art scene is blooming, with many art galleries mushrooming around Bangkok. If you don’t know where to start, we have selected 10 cool art galleries in the downtown are worth checking out. Just in case you want to do gallery-hopping for a day.
01. Bangkok University Gallery (BUG)
Frequented by art students, this university gallery aims to support young Thai contemporary artists and designers through exhibitions and activities.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00-19.00 h.
Location: 2nd – 4th floors, BU International College, Bangkok University, Kluaynam Thai Campus.
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02. Bangkok City City Gallery
Several years back, this new gallery became a talk of the town thanks to its cool white modern architecture. Located in Sathorn, this gallery aims to be an alternative space for the community. Believing that art has no boundaries, the activities here vary from art exhibitions, art book fairs to indie-music concerts.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 13.00-19.00h.
Location: 13/3, Sathorn Soi 1, South Sathorn.
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House of Lucie
House fo Lucie is a branch of Lucie Foundation from LA and New York. Founded to be a place for photography enthusiasts, this space showcases a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the most famous of which is the photographic exhibition of Steve McCurry, a Magnum photographer.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday; 11.00-18.00 h.
Location: 17/1, Ekamai Soi 8.
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This contemporary space offers a fresh take on alternative and experimental arts by Thai and regional artists.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12.00-18.00 h.
Location: 2198/10-11, Narathiwat 22
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S.A.C. Subhashok the Arts Center
Founded by Thai art collector Subhashok Angsuvarnsiri, this three-story art space showcases art works of Thai and international artists. Private tours by in-house curators are also available.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00-18.00 h.
Location: Sukhumvit 39
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Listed by Artsy as one of the 15 rising-star galleries worldwide, Nova Contemporary presents exhibitions of famous contemporary artists from Thailand and beyond.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00-19.00 h.
Location: G Floor, Baan Somtawin, Soi Mahadlek Luang 3.
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Artist + Run
Founded by contemporary artist Angkrit Ajchariyasophon, this space is open for any kind of art expressions. The gallery wall was reworked and smashed to the ground in an art performance by Pichet Khunchun Dance Company.
Opening Hours: Everyday, 13.00-18.00 h.
Location: Narathiwat 22, Chong Nonsi.
Case Space Revolution
A hidden art space above famous vegan restaurant Broccoli Revolution is an art sanctuary for those who want to escape the reality of a big city life. It focuses on new emerging artists.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00-19.00 h.
Location: 2nd Floor, Broccoli Revolution, Sukhumvit 49 (main street)
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Kathmandu Photo Gallery
Founded by artist and photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom, the space hidden above a bookstore showcases photography and documentary exhibitions with socio-political issues.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00-18.00 h.
Location: Pan Road, opposite to the Hindu Temple
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ATT 19, a new landmark in Charoen Krung district, is a combination of a retail space, bar and art gallery. The first exhibition was just launched
Opening Hours: Everyday except Sunday, 11.00-19.00 h.
Location: Charoenkrung 30
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