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Copy-Paste at Sombat Permpoon Gallery Examines the Thai Education System



Monchai Pitayawaraporn with The Foundation of Art Education


Sombat Permpoon Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition by seven local artists titled “Copy-Paste”.  The art exhibition explores the problems in Thailand’s education system, through the expressions of the artists who have all experienced the education system in roles as both students and teachers.

An opening reception was held last night (March 12th) and the exhibition will run until May 9th at the lower Sukhumvit premises.


“Copy-Paste” refers to the Thai education culture where learning is centred on memorising from text books and following instructions from teachers.  Students are not encouraged to be independent and creative, and critical thinking while discovering one’s individual strengths are not commonly promoted.  Through the exhibition, the seven artists use art to relay their experiences in Thai schools and create a dialogue with their audiences about whether they experienced the same thing.

The Artists featured are: Chonlawit Rodjaturakun, Monchai Pitayawaraporn, Powarong Boonchoui, Rukkit Kuanhawate, Saranyu Koontanakulvong, Suebsang Sangwachirapiban and Sujin Wattanawongchai.

The artists have been led to question the critical issues of thought processes found in the greater realms of Thai society.  By using their art to create a dialogue, they hope these questions will lead to positive change and developments in the future.



Suebsang Sangwachirapiban with Me Me Me #cheevitdee


Rukkit Kuanhawate with Study Case


Powarong Boonchoui with Privilege Seat


Saranyu Koontanakulvong with Loaded Questions


Chonlawit Rodjaturakun with In Progress


Sujin Wattanawongchai with Round Trip


Monchai Pitayawaraporn with his second exhibit School of Monchai