Museum of Contemporary Art
Full and official
English name for one
of the largest contemporary art museums in Asia, located in
an area of
around 20,000 square meters and
features works of art collected by its founder Boonchai
Bencharongkul (บุญชัย เบญจรงคกุล), the founder and chairman of Dtac, Thailand's third-largest mobile phone operator.
is dedicated to the honour of Professor
(fig.), an artist of Italian origin, who became a Thai national, founded the Silpakorn University (fig.) and
is considered the Father of Contemporary Art in Thailand.
Approximately half of
the museum's area is allocated to
the personal collection of its founder, exhibiting some
+800 pieces of art which he gradually collected over three
decades. It is usually referred to by its acronym MOCA
is in Thai known as
Phiphithaphan Silpa Thai Ruam Samai.
There are several works
Chalermchai Kohsitphiphat (เฉลิมชัย
a renowned artist
known for the use of Buddhist imagery
who also designed
Wat Rong Khun
where he has
Besides the permanent collection on display the museum also
exhibitions on a regular basis.
See also EXPLORER'S MAP