18 July 2022 – Lecture on the topic “Artist and Career” by Tawatchai Somkong (Artist, Curator, Founder of Fine Art Magazine and MATDOT Art Center) for students of B.F.A. Faculty of Fine and applied arts Bangkokthonburi University on Monday, 18th July 2022 from 1:00 PM. to 4:00 PM at MATDOT Art Center, Bangkok.
25 May 2022 – Boonserm Premthana visited MATDOT to talk with us about his recent project ‘Elephant Theatre’ at the Biennale of Architecture and Landscape Design (May–July 2022) in Versaille, France, as well as his upcoming project ‘Elephant Dung Bring Art Installation’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, for the 254th Summer Exhibition in London, UK (June–August 2022).
Boonserm Premthana is a renowned architect and artist whose works have won many international awards. He was the representative of the Thai Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice.
17 February 2022 – Theekawut Boonvijitra, lecturer of Fine art at The Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, visited MATDOT and gave his portrait painting of Silpa Bhirasri to Tawatchai Somkong.
Baan Noorg Collaborative Art & Culture
21 January 2022 – Jiradej & Pornpilai Meemalai, founders and co-directors of Baan Noorg Collaborative Art & Culture — a non-profit artist-run initiative, a fundament strategy for community development and an artistic practice service-providing program located in Nongpho district, Ratchaburi — visited MATDOT to discuss with Tawatchai Somkong about their participation in the upcoming documenta 15, Kassel, Germany.
Koichi Sato and Hideki Umezawa
21 December 2021 – Koichi Sato and Hideki Umezawa, Japanese artists whose works were selected for the Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021 exhibition, visited MATDOT.
Somsak Chowtadapong, Thongchai Rakpathum and Chalermsak Radanachan
14 December 2021 – National artists Somsak Chowtadapong and Thongchai Rakpathum, Mr. Mango Marco Italian Curator and Gallerist, Italian Artist Gianluca Vernizzi, Tawatchai of MATDOT and his brother Adisak Somkong together with Asst. Prof. Chalermsak Radanachan of Bunditpatanasilpa Institute gathered in the friendly atmosphere for a dinner at Matdot Café.
December 2021 – Marco Mango, an author of cultural and social projects, marketing management specialist, art director, and curator, traveled to Thailand for participating in the opening reception of the Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021. During his 2-week visit, he chose to reside at MATDOT Art Residency to explore the vibrant aspect of Bangkok, and develop an idea for MATDOT’s business model.
Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, SU
20 March 2021 – A group of students from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University led by their lecturer, Theekawut Boonvijit, visited MATDOT to see the exhibition “The Revolving World.” On this occasion, Somsak Chowtadapong, one of the three exhibited artists, led the tour and discussed his art practice. In addition, the group also got a chance to talk with Fiza Ghauri, a Pakistani-American artist who resided at MATDOT Art Residency at that time.
Faculty of Architecture, CU
20 November 2020 – A group of students from the faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, led by their lecturer, Preechaya Sittipunt visited MATDOT. After viewing the current exhibition “POST-COVID,” the group joined the discussion with the founder, Tawatchai Somkong about the management of the art center, as well as the artist, Gianluca Vernizzi about the art creation process.
30 December 2019 – Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri, Managing Director of SAC Gallery and team paid a visit and made a new year greeting to MATDOT founder, Tawatchai Somkong.