Bangkok has a small but very vibrant contemporary art scene. Since most of the city's small private or commercial galleries promote Thai and regional artists, a day of gallery-hopping is a great way of experiencing the local arts scene.

    You’ll soon discover that the city's art galleries and museums are pretty much scattered all over town, with several large art complexes in the city center offering an all-integrated art experience. If you would like to immerse yourself in Bangkok's contemporary art scene, plan ahead by checking out our list of great art galleries in Bangkok.


    100 Tonson Art Gallery

    100 Tonson Gallery is a striking private art space with a total area of 100 sq m. The gallery aims to promote the contemporary art scene and exhibits artworks by Thai and international artists. Exhibits include paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as installations, new media, and conceptual-based art. Located in Lumphini, 100 Tonson Art Gallery is around 1 km southwest of the Phloen Chit BTS Skytrain Station.

    Location: 100 Ton Son Alley, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Thursday–Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (closed from Mondays to Wednesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 010 5813


    The Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC) is the hub of the city’s burgeoning art scene and offers a wide range of contemporary art, design, music, theatre and film. It also hosts changing exhibitions from Thai and International artists.

    Located next to the National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station, the center has an international feel, with explanations in English and bilingual staff on hand to enhance the experience. At times, the large space can feel empty but once you step inside the galleries, the innovation is obvious.

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    Location: 939 Rama I Rd, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 214 6630


    Bangkok CityCity Gallery

    Bangkok CityCity Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in the Sathorn district of Bangkok. It displays work by local artists in various forms, such as paintings, sculptures, videos, and live performance. One of Bangkok's custom-built art galleries, the modern minimalist structure is ideal for artists to showcase their work and add their own creative touch to presentations. Bangkok CityCity Gallery also has a cafe just next door if you need a coffee break or snack during your visit.

    Location: 13/3 Soi Atthakan Prasit, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm (closed from Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)83 087 2725


    Bangkok University Gallery (BUG)

    The Bangkok University Gallery (BUG) exhibits the works of young, emerging, and established Thai artists and designers. Exhibits usually change about 6 to 8 times a year. The 153-sq-m exhibition space tends to display more experimental multidisciplinary art. Located near the Klong Toei Port, this private university gallery is around 1.1 km south of the Ekkamai BTS Skytrain Station.

    Location: 2nd-4th Floor, Bangkok University International College (BUIC) Building, 119 Rama IV Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 407 3757


    Kathmandu Photo Gallery

    Kathmandu Photo Gallery is a period-style shophouse gallery by photo-artist Manit Sriwanichpoom. A contemporary take on Thai art and culture, it hosts 6 photo exhibits by upcoming and well-established talents annually, each of which intended to be thought-provoking. You can also purchase signed prints by the owner as well as books and souvenirs with spiritual themes at the gallery.

    Location: 87 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 234 6700


    The Bangkok National Gallery displays work by Thai artists from the 17th century onwards, as well as permanent exhibitions of works by King Rama VI and H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The garden and courtyard areas usually have some interesting sculptures.

    The special collection building is at the back of the courtyard with art from home and abroad – everything from painting to prints and installations. Without a great knowledge of Thai art, fully understanding the permanent collection can be difficult. But it's worth checking out the temporary, more modern exhibitions housed in the gardens and special collections building.

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    Location: 4 Chao Fa Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 281 2224


    La Lanta Fine Art

    La Lanta Fine Art displays contemporary artworks by internationally acclaimed artists. The gallery works across borders with artists from Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, the UK, the US and Vietnam. La Lanta's ‘Young Program’ project offers opportunities for new faces to showcase their artwork, incorporating them in the gallery's dynamic program. La Lanta Fine Art is in Chong Nonsi, one of Bangkok’s most affluent districts.

    Location: Unit B, 3rd Floor, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Rajanakarin Road, Soi 22, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 050 7882


    The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok displays a comprehensive collection of modern paintings and sculptures from various parts of Thailand. The museum’s permanent collections highlight some of the country’s most celebrated artists, including Lumpu Kansanoh, Denpong Wongsaroj, and Bundit Padungvichian. The Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok is in Chatuchak, about 6.5 km north of the Mo Chit BTS Skytrain Station.

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    Location: 99 Kamphaeng Phet 6 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 016 5667


    Rotunda Gallery at Neilson Hays Library

    Rotunda Gallery is part of the historic, neo-classical style Neilson Hays Library in Bangkok. It occupies a compact and domed room that used to be the library’s entrance. The gallery is a popular exhibition space for Thai and international artists. Monthly exhibitions showcase a wide range of artistic styles and forms, including photography, textiles, ceramics and paintings. Designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno, the library and its splendid interiors alone are worth visiting.

    Location: 195 Neilsen Hays Library, Thanon Surawong, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 233 1731


    Thailand Creative and Design Center

    The Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) is a trendy design learning and resource facility, which was created to give functional designers and entrepreneurs a platform to display their innovative ideas. You can find this state-of-the-art facility inside a building that used to house the Bangkok General Post Office. The design library has over 15,000 design books, videos, multimedia, and films. At the creative space, designers can show their inventions to the public at no expense.

    Location: Central Post Office, 1160 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 105 7400


    H Gallery

    H Gallery is a contemporary Bangkok art venue that was established by American H. Ernest Lee in 1999. It exhibits the works of emerging Thai and Asian artists. The gallery occupies a colonial-style mansion and exudes a calm and friendly atmosphere. 2 separate exhibition spaces are available in the minimalist gallery, displaying paintings, photography, and textiles. Located in Silom, H Gallery is around 1.4 km southwest of the Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain Station.

    Location: 201 Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)85 021 5508


    MOST Gallery

    MOST Gallery is a private art space run by a local creative communications agency called MOST 2414 Co. Ltd. Located between Bangkok’s Old City and the Riverside, the 3-storey shophouse is dedicated to contemporary art and design, hosting exhibitions from local and international artists. You can also find a wide range of items for sale, from photography and homeware to books to kitchenware.

    Location: 672/63 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Open by appointment only

    Phone: +66 (0)2 639 6582


    Queen Sirikit Gallery

    Queen Sirikit Gallery was opened in 2003 as Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's initiative to create a permanent public space in Bangkok. Also called Queen's Gallery, it exhibits and promotes the works of both established and up-and-coming Thai artists. The 5-storey gallery covers 3,700 sq meters of minimalist space to showcase permanent and temporary exhibitions.

    Location: 101 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

    Open: Thursday–Monday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Wednesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 281 5360


    Tadu Contemporary Art by Thaiyarnyon

    Tadu Contemporary Art by Thaiyarnyon is a collaborative effort of a group of Thai artists and collectors. Founded in 1996, the gallery mainly exhibits and promotes local contemporary art and culture. On special occasions, it also hosts live music performances, films and workshops. Around 6 multidisciplinary art exhibitions take place at the art gallery annually.

    Location: Thaiyarnyon 6th Floor, 1749/3 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)95 052 9999


    Tang Contemporary Art

    Tang Contemporary Art specializes in Chinese contemporary art. Located within River City Mall, the art gallery exhibits all types of art including portraits, landscapes and abstracts, oil, acrylic, watercolour, painted photography, woodcuts, sculptures, and prints. Monthly exhibitions at Tang Contemporary Art feature successful Chinese and Thai artists. The 420-sq-m gallery is on the 2nd floor of the shopping mall, which is around 1.1 km southwest of the Hua Lamphong MRT Station.

    Location: 201-206, River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoenkrung 24, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 630 1114


    Thavibu Gallery

    Thavibu Art Gallery primarily promotes art from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma, but also presents works from other Asian countries. The emphasis is on young and upcoming artists, whose works express and communicate the imaginative aspects of their culture. Many exhibits also reflect concerns that range broadly from the spiritual and aesthetic to the social and political.

    Location: 41 Chokechai 4 Road Soi 48, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 6.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)61 616 2383

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