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ComPeung

Thailand / Chiang Mai
Established 2005

Compeung is the first non-government artist-in-residence program in Thailand. Founded in 2005 by Art professionals, ComPeung aims to be an open space for dialogues, encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiments, exploring the interdependence between art, artists and society.

ComPeung provides artists with a semi-rural, peaceful retreat to work and to create in an environment closely connected to nature. Through the process of respectfully working and living together in basic sustainable conditions of earthen dwellings, ComPeung hopes to encourage both visiting residents and locals to acutely reflect upon and learn from diverse facets of everyday life in this context.

ComPeung is located in Doi Saket, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. Despite just being 20 km northeast of the city of Chiang Mai, Doi Saket has escaped the tourism trap so far. With diverse local and ethnic communities traditional northern everyday culture is still very much alive in Doi Saket.