February, 2014

Brand New 2013 Art Project

February 5th, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday 1 February 2014 at 18:00 hrs.

Exhibition Talk from 15:00 – 17:00 hrs.

At Bangkok University Gallery

Exhibition Schedule:
BrandNew 2013 Exhibition 
1 February – 15 March 2014
Rattawalee Chanchawvalit
Nuttapon Sawasdee
Surat Setseang

BrandNew 2013 Exhibition @NUMTHONG Gallery At Aree
Opening reception: Saturday 8 February 2014 at 18:00 hrs. 
6 – 28 February 201
Wut Chalanant 

BrandNew 2013 Exhibition @WTF Gallery
Opening reception: Friday 7 February 2014 at 18:00 hrs. 
February - 23 March 2014
Yingyod Yenarkarn 
Sarisa Dhammalangka 

The Brand New Art Project was initiated in 2004 and has been continued since then. Now entering its 9th year, the Brand New 2013 will be started for the research of the artists from November 2013 then, the exhibition will be from February - March 2014 at  Bangkok University Gallery {BUG}, Numthong Gallery At Aree  and  WTF Gallery, with an aim to support new artists in freely developing their creative works to be selected by the project’s committee and curator. Apart from searching for new artists, the Bangkok University Gallery also focuses on choosing a suitable curator for the project each year. Previously the gallery invited both Thai and foreign curators to carry out the artist selection process, and this year’s curator is Ms. Isabel Ching Hwee ChangSingaporean emerging curator with an outstanding profile from her experience and specialization in Asian contemporary art, especially in Singapore, Philippines and Burma, as well as her participation in many important projects at the international level. With interesting choice of curators, selections for the Brand New project have long maintained their uniqueness and distinguished quality, resulting in good response from the audience and the general public.

  1. Nuttapon Sawasdee Graduated from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Department of Visual Arts, Bangkok University
  2. Rattawalee Chanchawvalit Graduated from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Department of Visual Arts, Bangkok University
  3. Wut Chalanant Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Media Art and Design (Photography), Chiang Mai University
  4. Sarisa Dhammalangka Studying MA Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai Univeristy
  5. Surat Setseang Studying Faculty of Architecture, Department of Fine Arts Program in Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  6. Yingyod Yenarkarn Graduated from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Department of Visual Arts, Bangkok University

Due to the project’s consistent support of new emerging artists and art critics, many of its participants are now enjoying success with numerous acclaimed works, for example:

Yuree Kensaku  is a contemporary female artist who receives much attention after her participation in many group and solo exhibitions. She was also invited to join the Artist in Residency program at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. Her solo exhibitions include “The Adventure of Momotaro Girl” and recently “Karma Police” at 100 Tonson Gallery.

Arin Rungjang  is one of the most outstanding Thai artists today. This year, he was invited to present his work, “Golden Teardrop”, at the Thai pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale, and before that was his presentation at the Singapore Biennale 2011. He also had many group and solo exhibitions, including “This is not a Fairy Tale” and "Wonderland" group exhibitions at g23 Gallery, Srinakharinwirot University, and “Russamee-Rungjang” solo exhibition at Ver Gallery.

Porntaweesak Rimsakul  has participated in a large number of exhibitions in Thailand and abroad, including the “Politics of Fun” exhibition in Germany, Austria, and Japan; the Busan Biennale, Korea; the Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan; and the “Fluid Zones” exhibition at the Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia.

Krit Ngamsom  is one of Thailand’s leading artists. His works were featured in “mini matters” group exhibition at Gallery N, followed by his latest solo exhibition “Already Mades”, which is being on show at Number 1 Gallery. He will also contribute his works to the Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed.

Sudsiri Pui-Ock  is an artist whose works have been featured in various exhibitions in Thailand and abroad, including “The Street of Two Birds” exhibition in Israel and the “Life-Living” solo exhibition at ARDEL Gallery, Bangkok. Recently her works have been included in the collection of important contemporary art in 2009-2011, compiled by the Singapore Art Museum for its publication, "Tomorrow, Today: Contemporary Art from the Singapore Art Museum".

Chol Janepraphaphan  is an emerging art critic, who after his involvement in the Brand New Project 2010, has been working in various roles, including regular columnist for Photo Art Magazine and curator for many exhibitions at Numthong Gallery, such as “Raw”, “Classroom”, “Picsique”, and “Between the Line”.

Mute Mute Group  is a group of creatively driven artists and cultural enthusiasts in Chiang Mai. Their works focus on brainstorming activities to push the boundary of culture in the forms of interactive art, photography, animation, advertisement, multimedia, graphic design, and information management to create a network of creative people.

Now the Brand New Art Project is entering its 9th consecutive year, from the collaboration with various contemporary art galleries in Bangkok, as well as lecturers and graduates from many institutions around Thailand, for example, Bangkok University, Silpakorn University, Chulalongkorn University, Khonkaen University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Burapha University, Srinakharinwirot University, Chiang Mai University, and Mahasarakham University.

Recent exhibition: 
BrandNew 2012: