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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 exhibitions is curated by Myrtille Tibayrenc, the founder and Director of Toot Yung Art Center.

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Established more than 700 years ago as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is now considered to be the cultural capital of the country. Hosting not only some of the most beautiful temples and ...

Why Chiang Mai?

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,  are also invited for residences to develop works inspired by the region's rich cultural heritage and fine craftsmanship.


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.

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