Location: Bangkok, Thailand


Mission: Surface Arts and HOF ART bring artists together from around the world to concentrate on using collaborative practice to generate new work and new audiences. We aim to support the production of ideas and art works to develop understanding between cultures.

Surface Arts and HOF Art have joined forces to share our wealth of skills in running residency programs.

Surface Arts works internationally to create partnerships with organizations, galleries and institutions to develop collaborative and unique projects and residencies.

We set up our first residency program for international artists at Rumpueng Community Art Space in Chiang Mai. This program started in August 2012. Artists from around the world stayed for a minimum of one month to generate new work. Local artists were invited to collaborate with the resident artist throughout their stay. Our program has now expanded and moved to HOF Art in Bangkok’s famous Sukhumvit district.

HOF Art was founded in April, 2005 at 244, 248 Ratchadaphisek, Soi 19. HOF Art has been able to influence a new generation of artists to create, and present many exhibitions throughout the past nine years. In 2014, stepping to its ninth year, HOF Art took on a brand new space and development.

At present, HOF Art is located at the W District project on Sukhumwit 69-71 with an exhibition area, named HOF Art Space, to show and sell a great number of artworks. Moreover, there is the space to support a young generation of international artists to cooperate and interact together on behalf of the HOF Art Residency (BKK).

Our space is in the hip Sukhumvit area of Bangkok and is a focal point for both emerging and established artists, providing a space for exhibitions and events with two galleries and a café bar. We also have ten studio spaces, along with our resident accommodation, rooftop kitchen and social space.

The artists will find overwhelming inspiration, nestled inside this concrete jungle, inside the flesh of the juiciest ‘Big Mango’. They will be confronted with and enticed into this ever bustling, syrupy city overflowing with breathtaking sights, consuming aromas, glorious sounds. This frenetic, colorful, eccentric city stands bold and proud, ready and dripping with anticipation to inspire those artists drawn to an ever-changing urban landscape.

Our aesthetic and location interest has always been with URBAN surroundings, where we were drawn to the textures and gritty grime of city life. We present the raw, the rough, the layered chaos and mirror the makeup of the city.


Cost: 35,000 THB / $995 USD per month 


Application Fee: n/a


Number of Artists: Up to 10 artists at a time


Length of Stay: One month or more


Accommodations: Each artist will be provided with a private bedroom. Each bedroom has air-conditioning. The bedrooms are all on one floor. We have ten bedrooms in total. The bathrooms are on the same floor there are 5 shower rooms and 5 toilets.

Each artist will be provided with their own private studio space but if interested in using any of the other spaces at HOF this needs to be arranged after negotiations with HOF staff.

Kitchen facilities are provided for artists use on the rooftop, this is a great space for socializing with other artists or just to take in the view of Bangkok.
Artists have free access to use the kitchen, if they have a desire to cook, we can recommend grocery markets or also recommend local restaurants too.

WIFI is free and available throughout the building.

Space for exhibitions and events with two galleries and a café bar. Through our networks, including many diverse organizations, institutions and schools, we can help artists to organize an activity that can benefit their practice.


Demographic/Medium: We accept ALL ARTISTS with an interest or practice in collaboration. Successful artists are chosen by the quality and innovation of the work and potential benefits to the applicants and the art community.


Benefits: Exhibition Opportunities, Housing, Time, Space, Special Location, Local Adventures, & Community


Deadline: Ongoing


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