Gridthiya Gaweewong

Gridthiya Gaweewong


MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2016


Jim Thompson Art Center


Artistic Director / Curator

Gridthiya Gaweewong co-founded Project 304, a non-site / non profit art organization based in Bangkok. She received her MAAA (Arts Administration), from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL in 1996. Her curatorial projects have addressed issues of social transformation confronting artists from Thailand and beyond since the Cold War. Gridthiya has curated various regional and international exhibitions including Hidden Agenda (1996), Alien(gener)ation (2000 – 2003 in Bangkok, Khonkaen and Chiangmai), Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Gallery and Japan Foundation, Forum Japan (2003), Bangkok Experimental film festival(1997- 2002), Temporary Insanity by Pinaree Sanpitak, Art Center, Jim Thompson Art Center,Bangkok Nothing, a retrospective by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Chiangmai University Art Museum - + - negative plus negative, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, Bangkok – Bangkok, an exchange art exhibition between Bangkok and La Capella, Barcelona and Die Markten, Brussels, as part of the KunstFestivalDesArts, Belgium. She co-curated with regional curators including with an exhibition, Politics of Fun, an exhibition of artists from Southeast Asia, with Ong Keng Sen at Haus Der Kulteren der Welt (House of the World Cultures), Berlin, and with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a reknow independent filmmaker, “Bangkok Democrazy”, the 4th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, December 2005. Gridthiya co-curated with Rirkrit Tiravanija on Saigon Open City, Ho Chi Minh City in 2006 and with David Teh on Unreal Asia, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (2010). Her recent project, commissioned by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, is a travel exhibition of Apichatpong Weerasetheakul's The Serenity of Madness, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiangmai (2016). Currently she lives and works as an artistic director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok.