Image: Movana Chen
External Exhibition

Movana Chen Thailand Biennale

Chiang Rai
9 December 2023 - 30 April 2024

Movana Chen is featured in The Open World, the third edition of the Thailand Biennale. 

Chen’s ‘Words of Heartbeats VI’ (2020–2021), woven out of shredded maps and dictionaries, is installed alongside ‘Questioning the Line’ (2023), a collaborative performance video series improvising non-verbal dialogue between human and nature in Chen’s ‘Body Container’ wearable sculptures, knitted from maps.

The third edition of the Thailand Biennale takaes place in Chiang Rai, situated at the northernmost part of the country, with the theme “The Open World”. Artistic directors Rirkrit Tiravanija and Gridthiya Gaweewong, with curators Angkrit Ajchariyasophon and Manuporn Luengaram, collaborate in exhibiting works from Thai and international artists from the Mekong region to the Amazon and beyond. The works address topical issues such as history, cultural diversity, and nature and ecology, and will be displayed across key venues in Chiang Rai such as art galleries, exhibition halls, museums, temples, and historic sites.

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