The Parallel Worlds
From Where We Stand
Co-Curated by Zhuang Wubin
and Gun Ketwech
Chiang Mai Photo Festival we aim to expand our longstanding focus on emerging photographers graduating from different art institutions across the world. This will now become the central highlight of our event, distinguishing ourselves from other photo festivals. Our aim remains the same: to place emerging artists from around the world.
This highlight programme will take the form of a group exhibition featuring one artist representing each school. Our contacts in these schools will propose one or two students based on our theme this year, From Where We Stand: Parallel Worlds, from which the main curator Zhuang Wubin and co-curators will make the final selection. This massive group exhibition will be sited in a prominent art space at CMU Art Centre.
We expect the participation of 29 institutions from around the world, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA and Switzerland, amongst others.
We believe that this is befitting the profile of Chiang Mai University, the host of this photo festival and that of Chiang Mai city, our creative city of the past, present and future.