Gridthiya Gaweewong is Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok and guest curator of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai. She co-founded the arts organization Project 304 in 1996. With Apichatpong Weerasethakul, she also co-founded the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (1997–2007). Her curatorial projects have addressed issues of social transformation confronting artists from Thailand and beyond since the Cold War, including ERRATA (2021-2022), Imagined Borders ‒ 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018), Missing Links, Bangkok (2015), Between Utopia and Dystopia, Mexico City (2011), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen (2009), Politics of Fun, Berlin (2005), and Underconstruction, Tokyo (2000–2002). Gaweewong also curated ICI’s traveling exhibition Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity in Madness, Chiangmai, Manila, Hongkong, Chicago, Oklahoma, Taipei (2016–2020).
post interviews curators and directors from vital institutions around the world about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their conceptions and practices of programming, civic engagement, and care. In this interview, we speak with Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok, Thailand.