Studio 88 is happy to welcome our guest writer Kavin Pramesiripaisan to our community. Read more about his work here and keep an eye out for his upcoming articles.Read more
Turn your house into a gallery at Studio 88
From 7 March to 7 May 2023, Sak Homestay and Studio 88 Artist Residency will host the “Turn Your House into a Gallery Project” by Thai artist Byfah Noncharoen. The project brings artwork closer to ordinary people’s everyday lives, by bringing them into their homes.Read more
Laboratory 88: The AiR We Breathe exhibition
From 11 March to 2 April 2023 Studio 88 Artist Residency in Doi Saket will host the exhibition “Laboratory 88”, which brings together international and Thai artists to explore air quality as part of the Chiang Mai ART for AIR festival.
Curated by U Bat Sat, artist and ART for AIR committee member, the exhibition explores a range of themes, such as burning, water, forests, air particles and the sound of the breath. Find out more about the artists and their works here and join us for the opening at 11am on Saturday 11 March.Read more
Women workers in the spotlight at exhibition for International Women’s Day
For Women Historical Month and International Women’s Day, and to celebrate a global women rights movement, Studio 88 Artist Residency in partnership with Siamaya Chocolate Factory and Weave Artisan Society, is organising “The Backs of Women” exhibition by American artist Ruth Cohen, until 26 March 2023.
The exhibition opening reception and talk on women empowerment will be on Wednesday 8 March 2023, 17:00–19:00 at Siamaya Chocolate Factory Flagship Store, Weave Artisan Society.
We sat down with Ruth Cohen, the Siamaya Chocolate Factory and Weave Artisan Society to talk about why this exhibition is important for women’s rights.Read more
Icebound: An exhibition of frozen images by Annelie Hendriks
Join artist Annelie Hendriks at her solo exhibition “Icebound” at Weave Artisan Society, Chiang Mai, from 12 to 31 January 2023, in which she layers archive photographs with cracking and melting ice to create unique moments in time.Read more
Catch our visiting artists during Chiang Mai Design Week 2022
Studio 88 is partnering with visiting artists Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw and Pornpimon (Mew) Mingmitmee to organise a side event with Walking Artisan during Chiang Mai Design Week 2022.
The project is a collaboration between Elisabeth, a textile artist based in Glasgow (Scotland), and Mew, a natural colour maker from Thailand. They will present the Nature Colour exhibition at Walking Artisan Souvenir Shop, 3–31 December 2022, as well as two workshops: a Floral Art Therapy workshop with Mew and a True Colour of the Cotinus sharing session and workshop with Elisabeth.Read more
Interview with Annelie Hendriks, founder of Samsara Foundation
Annelie Hendriks is a Dutch national who has lived for 20 years in Doi Saket, Chiangmai. She studied Cultural Studies and International Relations and started her career making exhibitions for museums. Later she was the director of an institute in cross cultural training, working for international NGO’s and companies. When she moved to Thailand 20 years ago she opened the Samsara Foundation, which had the aim of getting all children to school in Mae Hong Son Province. The foundation focused on building facilities to support schools, such as dormitories, canteens, toilet buildings, kitchens, clean water installations and solar panel electricity projects. This infrastructure had a great impact, as many children in that province didn’t go to school due to the lack of boarding facilities. The organisation closed in 2016, having achieved its ambition of getting kids to school, and now Annelie is turning her attention towards creative storytelling using mixed media.
Aom from Studio 88 had a chat to Annelie about her work and life in Doi Saket. Read more
Interview with Ong from ComPeung Artist Residency
Pisithpong Siraphisut (Ong) is a multidisciplinary artist. In 2005 he founded ComPeung, the longest ongoing independent artist residency in Thailand. ComPeung doesn’t only provide a space but a playground, a home and freedom. Studio 88 talked to Ong about ComPeung and the reasons behind opening such a space in Doi Saket. Read more
Recovering from conflict through craft and community
In the weekend of 7 September 2019, Chiangmai city welcomes a line-up of inspiring speakers in the event organised by TEDxChiangmai. This year’s theme, Shake&Shift Through the Eyes of Women, explores how women’s ideas and actions have the power to shake things up and shift perspectives. Among other speakers, Aom is proud that Armeenoh Hayimasae, one of her leading stakeholders of the Crafting Futures programme at the British Council, will be presenting. Read more
How it all started: Trees inspire a family legacy
The seeds for Studio 88 were planted many years ago, by Aom’s grandfather, who first taught her the value of giving back to the community. Every time Aom returns home she is reminded of his foresight and community spirit standing tall in the row of teak trees along the 6 kilometer long canal road. Her grandfather did not live a long life to see these trees growing strong, but he has left the legacy not only to his family but people who are enjoying their shelter. Read more