ELEVATIONS LAOS is a non-profit contemporary art initiative aiming to support and stimulate mobility and exchange in Laos amongst artists and publics in Southeast Asia and beyond.
During even years, ELEVATIONS LAOS | EXHIBITION focuses on artists in or from the Southeast Asian region, inspiring a SYMPOSIUM and PUBLIC PROGRAM.
During odd years, the ELEVATIONS LAOS | ART PRIZE will encourage emerging artists of all ages and ethnicities holding Lao citizenship to apply. An esteemed jury will award finalists and a prizewinner for an awards exhibition.
The inaugural ELEVATIONS LAOS | EXHIBITION, entitled Depths, coincides with and is inspired by the first-ever inclusion of artists who live and work in Laos in the Asia Pacific Triennial (9th) in Brisbane, Australia, namely: Tcheu Siong (Hmong/Laos), Bounpaul Phothyzan (Laos), and Souliya Phoumivong (Laos).
The EXHIBITION’s three chapters – Others, Lands, Selves – are rooted in the three APT artists’ practices, which grow in dialogue alongside their colleagues in and from the Southeast Asian region.
Tcheu Siong (Hmong/Laos)
Bounpaul Phothyzan (Laos)
Souliya Phoumivong (Laos)
Pao Houa Her (Hmong/Laos-USA)
Shen Xin (China)
Than Sok (Cambodia)
Wawi Navarozza (Philippines)
Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand)
Arin Rungjang (Thailand)
Busi Ajaw (Akha /Myanmar-Thailand)
Anne Samat (Malaysia)
Guo-Liang Tan (Singapore)
Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vientnam)
Elevations Laos aims to animate the exhibition through a range of public programs to happen throughout the exhibition period in both Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
From a city tour to a symposium, from film screenings to discussions, hands-on art classes and workshops, to our Elevations Laos | Reading Room and regular exhibition walkthroughs – there will be something for everyone.
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