What a year, 2020. Let’s celebrate the end of it with some art.

The most-awaited month of the year is here and we’re all sipping our peppermint mochas and indulging in gingerbread cookies to get into the spirit of things. Whilst Bangkok is embracing the festive season in full swing, we’re also excited for all the art exhibitions and cultural happenings blooming this month. From unlocking the prison of our own thoughts to jumping into the magical world of Persian art, check out all the must-see art exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this December 2020. If it’s on our artsy radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. After all, ’tis the season.

[Hero Image and Feature Image credit: ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art]

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PUENTE

Step into the world where you’ll find the link between reality and imagination. Karina Retuert, a contemporary Chilean artist, brings her first solo exhibition to Bangkok. Her exhibition, PUENTE, is inspired by landscapes, so think about the beauty of atmospheres and sensations. In this exhibition, witness a range of paintings and mixed media artworks, and interpret your own meaning.

Address
Play Art House, 993 Song Wat Rd, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
Now
End Date:
December 20, 2020
2
ASPIRATION By Thongchai Srisukprasert

Taking you back in time, ASPIRATION is a collection of art by Thongchai Srisukprasert from the beginning of his career until now. Witness some art in a retrospective style to the time when the artist started with a realistic approach to his Buddhist art. He then explored the abstract realm that soon became part of this identity. His artwork today includes painting, sculpture, and the Buddha image.

Address
Ardel Gallery Of Modern Art, Sala Thammasop, Thawi Watthana, Bangkok,
Website
Start Date:
December 3, 2020
End Date:
January 10, 2021
3
N-O-A-H Fine Art Group Exhibition

Have you ever thought about how you can communicate in so many different ways? This exhibition explores the interrelationship of people, animals, things, and nature, that influences the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of artists.

Address
333Anywhere, 52 60 Captain Bush Ln, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Website
Start Date:
Today
End Date:
December 30, 2020
4
The End is Now, Now Is Here: The Exploration

In the world of art, we are all passengers, taking the back seat while keeping our minds open to welcome young, contemporary artists with open arms. As we continue to embrace the concept of “change,” this exhibition helps shed a light on the technique of drawing. The exhibition will feature the unique practices of 25 young Thai artists who are about to set some new trends.

Address
Subhashok The Arts Centre, 160/3 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
Now
End Date:
January 5, 2020
5
The Macro Movements of Material II

Have you ever thought about how materials weave and flow in and out of our lives? Giving us some insights, this group exhibition by Thai artist Thanathorn Suppakijjumnong, Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew, Weerapong Sansomporn, and Japanese artist three, may answer all these questions. This exhibition is a collaboration between SAC Gallery Bangkok and the Rosewood Bangkok hotel. Come by and get enlightened. 

Address
Art Connection (BTS Ploenchit Exit 1), 3rd floor, Rosewood Bangkok Hotel, Ploenchit Rd., Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
2 December, 2020
End Date:
28 February, 2021
6
Hope you get well soon

It’s okay to feel anxious. It’s okay to feel what you are feeling — just don’t lose hope. Meanwhile, if you’re seeking some inspiration (or some cheering up), head over to this mini-exhibition entitled “Hope you get well soon” at the Josh Hotel in Ari. All is well. 

Address
Josh Hotel, 19/2 Ari 4 Fang Nua Alley, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
December 3, 2020
End Date:
December 31, 2020
7
The Great Upheaval: Mapping Calvino’s World

Every word here counts and every brushstroke paints a word. This exhibition explores the space where artists and writers meet. Casagrande’s 17 prints will be exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Thailand, where the artist will describe his journey that began from designing a cover for a novel to stepping into Bangkok’s ever-changing climate. Come by and you’ll leave the exhibition dancing.

Address
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, P floor, 518/5 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
December 4, 2020
End Date:
December 31, 2020
8
Unlock

Sometimes, our sense of freedom and happiness can be “imprisoned” or physically confined — which becomes not only a place that limits us but also confines our thoughts and fears. ‘Unlock’ is about that element of life that all of us can find art within. The art exhibition is divided into four sections: Unlock the fear, Unlock himself, Unlock perspective, and Unlock the future.

Address
River City Bangkok, 373/2 Charoen Krung Soi 45, Bang Rak, 10500
Website
Start Date:
December 8, 2020
End Date:
February 7, 2021
9
Turkish & Persian Art in the Land of Smiles

Here’s when Turkish art meets Persian Art. The Turkish Thai Association is taking to the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok to organise their first art exhibition where you’ll enter a magical world of three different artists: Şeker Mehmet Şenyer, Yağmur Telorman Imir, and Arash Groyan.

Address
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane Siphya, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
December 18, 2020
End Date:
December 20, 2020
Alisha Pawa
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Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.