Thailand Biennale Korat


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Trace Legend

Trace Legend

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The Bitterly Silent Nights I Hate

The Bitterly Silent Nights I Hate

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Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital

We are trying to figure out what is going on around us now and what we can do in the uncertain future. It’s like playing and struggling on a puddle of mud. It is a detox and a practice to engender new capital. The title Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud expresses our miserable but courageous state. It also indicates the “capital” of hope that emerges from the midst of anxiety and uncertainty.

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Curatorial Team

Yuko Hasegawa

Artistic Director

Yuko Hasegawa is the Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (April 2021–present), Professor in Curatorial Studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (2016–present) and Artistic Director of Inujima Art House Project (2011–present). She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016–March 2021). Hasegawa currently lives and works in Tokyo.



Seiha Kurosawa is a curator and artist based in Tokyo. He was an assistant curator of “Clouds ⇆ Forests”, 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, (The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2017). He also participated into several international
exhibition as an artist. GAD is the lender



Vipash Purichanont is a curator based in Bangkok. He was an assistant curator for the first Thailand Biennale (Krabi, 2018) and a curator of Singapore Biennale 2019 (Singapore, 2019).



Since 2003, Tawatchai Somkong has been the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Magazine. The most recent exhibition he curated is ‘The Revolving World’ at Thai Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale. In 2020, Tawatchai created and launched MATDOT Art Center in Bangkok.

News & Events

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01 October 2021

Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital

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16 December 2021

A conversation with Yuko Hasegawa

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20 July 2020

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30 August 2021

Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021: Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital

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Art & Artists

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Akras Pornkajornkijkul

Alongkorn Lauwatthana and Homesawan Umansap

Atacama Desert Foundation

Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF)

Bianca Bondi

Boonserm Premthada

Charlotte Dumas

Chris Huen Sin-kan

Chuang Liu

David OReilly

Elias Sime

Federico Herrero

Giacomo Zaganelli

Gohar Dashti

Haroon Mirza

Herwig Scherabon

Hicham Berrada

Jan Fabre

John Gerrard

Junya Ishigami


Koichi Sato and Hideki Umezawa

Krit Ngamsom

Kwanchai Lichaikul

Make or Break

Mathieu Merlet-Briand

Maxwell Alexandre

Min Tanaka

Mio Suzuki

Montien Boonma

Ngoc Nau

Nile Koetting

Olafur Eliasson

PHKA Studio


Pomme Chan

Prasit Wichaya

Rinko Kawauchi

Rudee Tancharoen

Sandra Cinto

Sema Thai

Shilpa Gupta

Sim Chi Yin

Slowstitch Studio

Som Supaparinya


Tsuyoshi Tane

Uriel Orlow

Yang Fudong


Yanyun Chen

Yllang Montenegro

Zai Tang


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Collateral Events

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14 March 2022

นายอิทธิพล คุณปลื้ม รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงวัฒนธรรม ให้การต้อนรับ ยูโกะ ฮาเซกาว่า ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายศิลป์ งานแสดงมหกรรมศิลปะนานาชาติ Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021

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Pimarntip International Pavilion

The 2nd International Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021

International Exhibition at the Indoor Pavilion of the Pimarntip Art Gallery

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