MAIIAM houses a permanent collection, which includes seminal works from the masters of Thai Contemporary art as well as the discoveries they have made amongst the young and emerging artists of Thailand and the region.

The Permanent Collection of MAIIAM focuses on leading figures of Thai contemporary art such as the late Montien Boonma who lived and worked in Chiang Mai from the early ‘90s and his contemporaries. The works by these artists raised questions about the definition of art, faith, identity, gender and politics to the forefront employing different and diverse mediums. Kamol Phaosavasdi’s photo documentation of Song for the Dead Art Exhibition from 1985 is an good example of how art in Thailand took an avant-garde an political tone in the 1980’s. The collection does not purport to be a repertoire of Thai art history but rather offers a personal snapshot of it through the emotional response to the works by Jean Michel Beurdeley, Patsri Bunnag and Eric Bunnag Booth.

The artists in the collection each employ an individual language and response to the environment in which they live and what they want to convey. From Chiang Mai-based Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook to Pattani-based Ampannee Satoh, the question of women’s rights and migration come to the fore. Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris’ Dilbar too looks at migration. Whilst Navin Rawanchaiklul and Manit Sriwanichpoom examines the art world and culture as whole through their oeuvres. Abstract forms are explored by Pinaraee Sanpitak, Udomsak Krisanamis and Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich.

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
Permanent collection preview.

Montien Boonma
Venus of Bangkok

Bucket, wood, paint, bricks, sponge, metal
171 x 177 x 94 cm.

Ampannee Satoh
Lost Motherland - 01

Pigment print on paper
100 x 68 cm.

Pramuan Burusphat

60 x 82 cm.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Collaboration with Chai Siris
Single-channel video installation
HD Digital, Dolby 5.1 / B&W
10 mins

Udomsak Krisanamis
Paint It Black

Mixed media on canvas
240 x 180 cm.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Departure of
Country Thai Girls

Installation, wood and plaster
7.70 m.

Navin Rawanchaikul
Super(M)art Bangkok Survivor

Acrylic on canvas
260 x 380 cm (per piece)

Sopheap Pich
Far from the Sun

Bamboo, rattan, metal wire, used burlap, plastics
200 x 200 x 10 cm

Pinaree Sanpitak
The Black, the White
and the Body

Acrylic, charcoal on canvas
200 x 200 cm.

Manit Sriwanichpoom
Pink Man Opera #8

Lounging Tiger gets to eat
C-print on Aluminium, Edition 1/9
120 x 147 cm

Anida Yoeu Ali
Off the Golden Ship

Digital C-print

Kamol Phaosavasdi
Song for theDead Art Exhibition

1 set of photo documentation(14 pieces), Edition 2/5
61 x 67 cm. (each)

The Permanent Collection of MAIIAM consists of over 50 pieces,
a visit to the Museum will enable visitors to see the entire body
of a comprehensive collection of Thai and regional contemporary art. Plan a visit to MAIIAM

In addition to the Permanent Collection, MAIIAM hosts temporary exhibitions
of Thai contemporary works from a range of disciplines and themes. Temporary Exhibitions

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