Special call for visual artists: The AiR We Breathe

Studio 88 Artist Residency is calling for visual artists to apply for a special residency on the theme “The AiR We Breathe”, to be part of the Art for Air Festival 2023 in Chiangmai. 

The four-week programme in our residency space in Doi Saket, 30 minutes from the centre of Chiangmai, explores the topic of air quality. The residency, with a select group of international and Thai artists, is facilitated by locally based arts manager and Studio 88 founder Sasiwimon Wongjarin (Aom).

The residency is open to national and international artists, arts collectives, and creative practitioners with diverse visual art forms and/or cross-disciplinary approaches. 

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Sankranti: Artist talk and performance in Chiang Mai

Join Bangladesh artist Preema Nazia Andaleeb for an artist talk and performance from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday 3 May, at Weave Artisan Society, Chiang Mai. 

Preema Nazia Andaleeb is one of the most provocative and prominent contemporary artists in Bangladesh, with a career spanning 25 years. She is also the Founder of Bangladesh Creative Forum (BCF), the President of Women in Leadership (WIL), and Chair of Preema Arte Foundation. She is a strong creative influencer, live performing artist and activist. She is awarded prestigious international grants and residencies all over the world including representing the Bangladesh Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. 

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Make your own NFT in Chiang Mai workshop

Learn how to make your own NFT from 3:30pm to 5pm on Tuesday 3 May with Bangladesh Artist Preema Nazia Andaleeb, at Weave Artisan Society, Chiang Mai.

Preema Nazia Andaleeb is one of the most provocative and prominent contemporary artists in Bangladesh, with a career spanning 25 years. She is also the Founder of Bangladesh Creative Forum (BCF), the President of Women in Leadership (WIL), and Chair of Preema Arte Foundation. She is a strong creative influencer, live performing artist and activist. She is awarded prestigious international grants and residencies all over the world including representing the Bangladesh Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

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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