URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL
BUKRUK II Urban arts festival is a 10-day project featuring not only public wall paintings, but also art exhibitions, artist talks, animation night and three stages music open-air festival, visual happenings, mapping projections and workshops.
A Stronger visual identity
The general atmosphere of this new edition of BUKRUK will be imprinted by the bizarre, the uncanny and the surreal. More transversal activities will be proposed: A one of a kind music festival will officially launch Bukruk II, with bands and DJs from Europe and Asia, food and design market, mapping/ video projections. Each artist’s personal work will be presented in solo or duo exhibitions, in over 10 gallery partner spaces.
More Countries involved
BUKRUK 2013 was the Thai-Europe connection; BUKRUK 2016 will be the Asia-Europe connection. For this present edition, we focused on a selection of emerging and established Asian and European artists who are becoming more and more eloquent and original on the international level.
A wider range of activities and events
Public Wall Art / 2 stages Music festival/ Personal exhibitions / Mobile Print Shop / Artists Talks / Workshops / Closing party
Music Festival : Opening party : 23 January
One-day event bringing together an eclectic array of musicians and artists hand-picked from across Europe and Asia alongside Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River.
Wall Art : 24 January/30 January
Over 10 Giant wall paintings will be produced in Bangrak Streets
- Martha Cooper : 23 January – Shangri-La Hotel
- Kult/Roa : 26 January – Bridge Art Space
- Aitch/Fikos/Saddo : 27 January – Serindia Gallery
- Daan Botlek : 28 January – P.Tendercool
- Daehyun Kim/Daen Sudsakon : 29 january – Speedy Grandma Gallery
- Motomichi Nakamura/Lolay : 29 january – Soy Sauce Factory
Mobile Print Shop : 26- 30 January
The Archivist (Bangkok) / Le dernier cri (France) / Designed by STUDIO 56 (Bangkok)
The Mobile Print Shop followed the events
Animation Night : 30 January – The Jam Factory
Bukruk introduce the french festival « Panam Anim » created by Pascal Chinarro. With his complicity, Flokim Lucas made a selection through the winning films over five years. They selected 16 short films.
Workshop : 29 January – TCDC Emporium
Closing Party : 31 january – TCDC Grand Postal office
All exhibitions, walls and activities will be set in the riverside, Bang Rak/Klong San. We hope the public artworks will help breathe new life into Bangkok and attract international attention to one of its richest and nevertheless neglected historic center.
By creating this open-air museum, we will design a map connecting not only the painted walls but also the historical buildings and art spaces scattered in the area. By working with the local communities, Talad Noi association and the River creative district project we hope this edition of Bukruk can help elevate the awareness towards the importance of art and creativity within a given neighborhood and community.
Daan Botlek (The Netherlands)
Daehyun Kim (Korea)
Daen Sudsakon (Thailand)
Le Dernier Cri (France)
Florence Lucas (France)
Martha Cooper (USA)
Motomuchi Nakamura (Japan)
Panop Koonwat (Thailand)
The Archivist (Thailand)
Sten and Lex (Italy)
The Toot Yung Gallery, directed by French curator Myrtille Tibayrenc.
KUOZ , a graphic design studio based in Bangkok, directed by Nicolas Dali, graphic designer and illustrator.
Presented by : European Union
Official Hotel Partner : Shangri-La Hotel