Toot Yung Art Center
The Toot Yung Art Gallery opened in 2010 in Bangkok as a small hub for emerging contemporary Thai artists. It has since evolved into a thriving Art Center in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, with a dedicated Art Gallery, Design Gallery, Residences and Events program.
Under the patronage of Udom Dansakchai, who built and designed the now Toot Yung Art Center, was purposefully established away from the touristic city center. Instead, it was set up along the rural banks of the Ping River, with the intention to create an oasis of calm and beauty where art collectors and amateurs alike can take the time to explore the center’s rich collection and exhibitions.
A program of Quarterly Art and Design exhibitions is curated by Myrtille Tibayrenc, the founder and Director of Toot Yung Art Center. Myrtille, a renown French painter herself, with the support of her husband,
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Meet the team behind the Toot Yung Art Center. From artists and designers, to architects and engineers, Toot Yung is founded on international collaboration and continues to operate with a world-class team.
Myrtille, a renown French painter herself, with the support of her husband, Thai sculptor Haritorn Akarapat, represent an enviable list of contemporary artists such
as Pakitsilp Varamissara, Tawan Wattuya and Montri Toemsombat who are present in the center’s permanent collection.
International artists and designers are also invited for residences to collaborate with local craftsmen and develop work shedding light on the region’s unique way of working fine materials such as teak, silver or silk.
Following the pace of the main gallery, the Design Gallery features Thai and foreign designers shifting traditional crafts to modern, exquisite hand made art pieces, inspired by local artistries and culture. Taking advantage of its varied spaces, the Art Center also aims to create cultural events such as concerts, lectures, performances, fashion shows, and film nights.
Arriving in Thailand in 2006 after periods of living and working in Bolivia, Chile and the US, French national Myrtille Tibayrenc created the Toot Yung art center in 2010, focusing on local emerging artists.