The new series of CIAC Talks Bangkok is being recorded this week, on November 24 and 25, at the KX Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok, Thailand.

CIAC Talks Bangkok is a series of interviews conducted with Thai and international artists based in Bangkok in order to explore their stories, divulge their artistic and aesthetic contributions, and reflect on themes such as digital art, visual communication and global cultural production in contemporary times.

The interviews will be conducted by journalist, multimedia artist and CIAC researcher Juli Wexel, and the guests in this edition will be: Nanthana Boonla-or, professor and head of the Social and Cultural Innovation Lab at School of Architecture and Design (SoA+D) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT); Eiji Sumi, Japanese artist and lighting designer based in Bangkok; Cedric Arnold, French visual artist, filmmaker, and photographer based in Bangkok; Unchalee Anantawat, Thai graphic designer and creator of the Speedy Grandma project; Nat Setthana, a Thai visual artist based in Finland. All participants are closely associated with SOA+D as professors, visiting artists, and alumni.

The initiative is part of the ongoing scientific and artistic research project Cultural Adventures. The project creates interactions between Faro (Portugal) and Bangkok (Thailand), exploring historical, contemporary, cultural, documentary, fictional, factual and symbolic relations between two distinct cultural contexts. Cultural Adventures was developed by CIAC (Research Center for Arts and Communication) University of Algarve in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (SoA+D), in the fields of visual communication and digital art, with the mediation and collaboration of the audiovisual artist Hanspeter Ammann.

The five-episode CIAC Talks Bangkok series will be broadcast between December 2023 and January 2024 on CIAC’s YouTube Channel and SoA+D’s digital channels, with English, Portuguese and Thai subtitles.
CIAC Talks is an audiovisual product of interviews with researchers, professors, and artists as a continuation of the Artist Talk Initiative project developed by CIAC since 2013 in Portugal.