Founders Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom) and Claire Rosslyn Wilson have international experience in arts management, including: developing and facilitating artist residencies; developing programmes and partnerships; presenting at festivals; managing events; supporting cultural education programmes; and researching trends in arts and culture. Throughout the residency programmes they will draw upon their network of artists and cultural managers, both in Chiangmai and internationally, to develop connections and synergies with Studio 88 residents.
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Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom), Founder and Director
Sasiwimon Wongjarin is an international cultural manager, with particular interests in cultural diversity and creative expression for sustainability and social change. She managed the foundation and the international residency programmes for The Land Foundation, an artist run initiative based in Chiangmai that focuses on natural farming, self-learning through meditation and contemporary art.
She has worked for the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in Singapore, an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member-countries. She managed the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), the Creative Encounters programme (which supported cultural partnerships to promote co-productions among Asian and European artists) and Creative Networks programme (to facilitate greater exchange and collaboration among cultural networks in Asia and Europe).
She has worked with the British Council in Bangkok, specialising in arts and the creative industries. She managed Crafting Futures Thailand projects, which strengthen the crafts sector and reduce social and economic inequality by engaging and empowering artisans, designers and makers in different parts of Thailand and the UK through capacity building programmes, exchanges, residencies, business opportunities and showcases.
In addition, she has been a board member of Samsara Foundation Thailand, which aims to reduce poverty by giving hill tribe children in the poorest province of Thailand (Mae Hong Son) a chance to attend and finish basic education.
Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Communication Advisor
Claire Rosslyn Wilson is a poet, cultural writer, researcher and editor, with an interest in how to develop international cultural exchanges to increase understanding between people and across cultures. She has international experience in Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Australia, and has written on intercultural exchanges in the arts, art and sustainability and the business of the creative industries.
Claire is the editor for culture360.ASEF.org, a platform that connects Asia and Europe through arts and culture, has been an editor for Atlas of the Future (2022), was a visual arts staff writer for Art Radar (2016-18) and was the creative writing editor at the human rights journal Right Now (2016–2019). Her poems and articles have been published in various journals, she has appeared at various writers’ festivals and her videopoems have been exhibited in Australia, Spain, Greece, the USA and Sweden. She co-wrote Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015), has a Masters in arts management and is completing her PhD in creative writing.
Studio 88 is hosted by the family-run Sak Homestay.