BANGKOK — After 18 years providing space for local and international artists, The Art Center of Chulalongkorn University will bid adieu early next year 2017.

Provocative painter Tawan Wattuya, photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom and filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong are among 50 Thai and international contemporary artists in various fields who will join hands and exhibit their works one last time in appreciation for this important gallery of nearly two decades.

All works are exhibited in a salon style to give equal recognition for those who have contributed to the gallery’s success.

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The Art Center of Chulalongkorn University has been considered one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Thailand since 1995. It will cease its operations after the final exhibition.


No clear reason was given for why the gallery is closing. It originally announced it was due to a change in management.

The “Farewell” exhibition is already open but will officially launch 6:30pm on Jan. 19. It will run through Feb. 18 at The Art Center located on the seventh floor above the library at the university’s Center of Academic Resources. It can be reached by foot or mototaxi from BTS National Stadium or MRT Sam Yan.