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July 29, 2020

Collective Resiliency Summit


Creative Migration is honored to partner with
Women of Color Collective in Sustainability (WOC/CS)
for the first-ever Collective Resiliency Summit.

On July 31, this full-day virtual summit will bring together leaders, changemakers and pioneers who are creating a future of sustainable industries and a climate movement that is inclusive, equitable and reimagines the relationship between people and planet.

Women of Color professionals and experts convened to talk about what it looks like to solve critical challenges in order to create a greener world.

RSVP here!
#CollectiveResiliencySummit #CRS #CRS2020 #Sustainability #Women #WomenofColor #ThisIsWhatSustainabilityLooksLike

June 20, 2020
Paccaya Foundation x Bangkok 1899: Virtual Meditation

Creative Migration's flagship cultural & civic hub Bangkok 1899 hosted a free virtual happening in collaboration with the Paccaya Foundation.  This event was live-streamed by InsightPact.

In an upturned world, we bring you a pop-up Dhamma talk by Venerable Anil Sakya, with an opportunity for real-time Q&A and a meditation to close out the week.

June 19, 2020

07:30 - 09:30 EST // 11:30 - 13:30 GMT // 18:30 - 20:30 ICT

June 5, 2020
Art Supplies Wanted: Art Relief Kits

Help make our world a little more colorful!

We’re asking for donations of coloring pencils, markers, crayons and drawing paper for the month of June. The donations will then be packed into Art Relief Kits along with a specially designed coloring book that will be distributed to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. We hope to bring something fun and engaging to these kids – and to give them an opportunity to participate in a city-wide contest – where they will get to see their works online and win prizes.

Drop-off/delivery information:
Bangkok 1899

Tuesday - Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM
More info: abigail@creativemigration.org

May 12, 2020
Unnatural Language: Bangkok 1899

We invite you to come experience and shape a temporary “normal” for installation art as an international, virtual exhibition with sound installation.
Click here for the FB event!

9pm – midnight PST (May 15th)
11am – 2pm ICT (May 16th)
Exhibition Guide

Join us online for the final exhibition of Bangkok 1899's first new media resident Scott Kildall, who will unveil a site-specific audio installation called “Unnatural Language: Bangkok 1899,” curated by Jennifer Katanyoutanant. This installation turns tangible, everyday ecological distress into an immediate and personal experience.

Audiences from around the world will be able to join us for a live, multi channel experience that re-imagines interactive sound installations in a fully digital format. In this international Zoom exhibition, we will host three separate rooms for the audience to see and hear Unnatural Language – which will be hosted from two different locations, Scott’s home in San Francisco and Bangkok 1899. Check below to join a virtual guided tour led by Scott himself. Each tour will conclude with a Q&A moderated by the curator.

This artwork activates the entire Bangkok 1899 outdoor space by placing electronic sensors that dynamically mix recordings of Bangkok to create a unique audio synthesized soundscape from eight different sculptures interspersed throughout the space.

The sensors include air quality, noise pollution, water quality and soil health in compost bins. Each one uses recordings of Bangkok’s most recognizable noises to modulate local audio synthesizers. The result is an ever-changing data-driven spatialized audio soundscape.

The sculptures themselves reflect Bangkok’s reuse economy, using reclaimed wood, recycling auto parts from the Sieng Keng Zone, scavenged plastic and stencils of climate change effects in Bangkok.

InsightPact is partnering with Bangkok 1899 on this virtual program. They create spaces for citizens and organizations to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges. In 2020, InsightPact is providing support to nonprofits who want to take their events and meetings online in an impactful and interactive way.

Scott Kildall is a San Francisco based artist and educator, who is visiting Bangkok 1899 for the month of March for this special project. During this time, he collaborated with local reuse organizations such as Precious Plastic Bangkok, SOS and local woodworker (Nanu Youttananukorn) to uphold Bangkok’s traditional woodworking techniques.

Jennifer Katanyoutanant is an artist and curator exploring social practice through digital mediums such as interactive web, virtual and augmented reality.

March 19, 2020

Dear friends,

These are challenging times to navigate, and Creative Migration would like to extend our best wishes to you, your families and your communities. It is our priority to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep everyone safe and healthy.  
During the closure, our staff will work both on-site and remotely. We are being proactive by regularly disinfecting our facilities, ensuring that we meet World Health Organization guidelines.

Our physical space is temporarily closed to the public.  

We are ALL in this together! Keepin' it real with Team Na - owners Him & Saks with chefs Nu & Santiago.
We are ALL in this together! Keepin' it real with Team Na - owners Him & Saks with chefs Nu & Santiago.
To everyone’s delight, there is regular food delivery from Na Café! Our new Thai homestyle menu by Chef Nu is  amazing. Please order through the following methods:

And back by popular demand, chef-in-residence Santiago will start cooking some of your favorite Peruvian dishes once more – stay tuned!

Stay tuned for our upcoming virtual program! Our current resident artist, Scott Kildall, departed early to return home to San Francisco this week. We are planning an online happening in April - details TBA!

Furthermore, we are open to virtual collaborations and ideas! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. And, we will post regular updates and digital content for all our future, responsible #socialdistancing activities.  

We are truly grateful for all the support over the years. Our goal is to be a source of hope and inspiration during these difficult times.

Thank you,
Susannah Tantemsapya
Founder & Executive Director
Creative Migration // Bangkok 1899

March 2, 2020
Happy Hour with New Media Artist: Scott Kildall

Join us for meet and greet with our new resident, Scott Kildall, a San Francisco-based new media artist who will be building a site-specific installation called Unnatural Language. The Happy Hour will be on March 6, 18.30-21.30 at Bangkok 1899. 

Unnatural Language is a network of electronic organisms (“Datapods”) that create sonic improvisations from physical sensors in the natural environment. Each Datapod has custom electronics connected to sensors, a speaker, and a wireless network. The sensed data, for example from electrodes that measure the subtle electrical variations in the leaves of plants, is transformed into a unique synthesized sound. Encased in sculptural materials (natural fiber, leather, leaves, etc) and dispersed into a natural environment, the Datapods enter into a sonic dialogue with the existing ecosystem of plants and animals.

During his one-month residency in Bangkok, Scott will be building custom sensors and creating sculptural works that reflect the reuse economy of Bangkok and transform measurements of air quality, water quality and noise pollution to a spatialized dynamic audio composition.

Come have drinks, check out his work, and meet other Bangkok-based artists working with technology on March 6, 2020 from 18.30 onwards at Bangkok 1899.

Food and drink available for purchase at Na Café.

    February 10, 2020
Free Mini Seminar on Sustainable Filmmaking

Creative Migration and The 60 Second Film Festival are teaming up to offer local filmmakers the information, resources and tools necessary to incorporate sustainable practices into their work.

We will join The 60 Second Film Festival event on February 28th 2020 at 19:00 and 20:15, to give a series of short and informative talks on sustainable practices in filmmaking. Look for us on the 2nd floor at Whiteline | Silom 8, on that day!

The 60 Second Film Festival

The 60 Second Film Festival is a fun collaborative film festival event. This event encourages the local and international film community to create short films, a minute long or less (including titles and credits). The 60 Second Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity.

February 28, 2020 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM @ Whiteline on Silom Soi 8 in Bangkok.

Submit your film by February 20th, 2020 here
Any subject, any theme, any style. All films must be 60 seconds long or less (including credits). 


1. To get your work seen and by respected professionals in this field, and appreciated by an audience of passionate film lovers.
2. Awesome prizes! (Read more below to find out more about the prizes)

The 60 Second Film Festival is offering prizes in the following categories:
  • BEST FILM: 20,000 THB
Any subject, any style, all films are considered
  • BEST FILM about our ENVIRONMENT: 20,000 THB
Our air is polluted, the world is getting hotter, water levels are rising. Address these, or any other pressing environmental or sustainability issue in the form of a short documentary, science fiction, comedy, or any other conceivable style. Your film will be considered for this prize.
  • Mbrella Films Award for BEST DIRECTOR
Any subject, any style, all films are considered. The winner receives absolutely amazing production package from Mbrella Films. Find more information about this prize here.
  • The Mr Black Darkest FILM AWARD
Supported by Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur. Includes a Mr Black t-shirt and a bottle of Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur.
Supported by Creative Migration. Learn more below.

Want to contribute to positive change in the filmmaking industry? Join the SUSTAINABLE FILMMAKING CHALLENGE! Have your work reviewed and recognized by leaders in the field of sustainable filmmaking! Filmmakers are required to incorporate at least 8 sustainable methods of production outlined below. They must share about their production process in real time through 60 Second Film Festival’s social media channels. Creative Migration will invite participants who meet this challenge to share their work with an audience of experts and industry professionals for a special screening at Bangkok 1899. One prize winner will be paired with a sustainability expert and film industry professional to mentor them for their next production in order to make it as sustainable as possible. Inspired by our past experience with Project Green (Nomad Films/ Global Action Plan Sweden), sustainable methods of production (AT LEAST EIGHT (8), chosen from the provided list):

  • Production meetings will be held locally and will be accessible via all modes of transport
  • Communication between production staff/crew will be via e-mail and online forums/documents, as well as via telephones
  • All accounting/administrative paperwork will be done online; printing will be kept to a minimum
  • Pre-production office/headquarters should have recycling bins available and staff encouraged to bring their own reusable containers

If possible, shoot at a location that is easily accessible via bus, train, bike, foot and/or car.
  • Regardless of where the set is – middle of the desert vs. a busy city street – be mindful of the production’s impact on the environment and avoid damaging the surroundings with production-related activities.
  • Make sure to remove all equipment and remnants from production – leave NOTHING behind after production. This includes used tape for lighting, grease spills, gum wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.
  • Vehicles used throughout production should be electric or hybrid; absolutely no SUVs or diesel trucks permitted on sustainable sets or for use in-between locations
  • If air transport is necessary, all shipments and/or flights should be combined to minimize the number of planes necessary for transport. Arrival/departure times should be arranged to minimize car trips to airport, train station or bus station

  • Memory: P2 cards should be used when possible, and all data should be captured to external hard drives for memory storage. If film/tape stock is necessary filmmakers should capture footage nightly and reuse tape throughout production.
  • Audio: memory cards, as opposed to tape, will be used to capture audio
  • Lighting: Use of natural light when possible and/or battery powered lighting devices and/or solar powered lighting. All lighting, regardless of source, should be turned off or powered down when not in immediate use.

  • Production staff/crew should bring their own reusable plates and utensils, as well as cloth napkins, no paper/plastic plates or utensils will be provided
  • Drinks will be dispensed via large containers and staff/crew/talent should bring coffee mugs and/or water bottles for drinking; no paper/plastic cups will be provided.
  • On-set catering should come from local restaurants and/or local vendors who use local suppliers (perhaps production location organized in order to make this possible).
  • Food should be biked or walked to set, and production should supply caterer with reusable containers for transporting. Additionally, canvas/cloth bags should be used as opposed to paper/plastic
  • Food waste should be composted when appropriate; uneaten food should be donated to local shelter(s)

Waste Disposal
  • All materials that could be re-used will be (tape re-rolled and used a second/third time, call sheets used as scrap paper, etc.)
Travel Accommodations
  • Camping - implementing Leave No Trace principles http://www.lnt.org
  • Staying with friends
  • Intentional/Artist Communities - visiting unique places on our route that use sustainable practices in their everyday lives.

  • Post-Production office and edit suite will be accessible via all modes of transport.
  • Communication between production staff/crew will be via e-mail and online forums/documents
  • Equipment should be turned off when not in use; monitors can be powered down when computers need to run overnight
  • All accounting/administrative paperwork will be done online; printing will be kept to a minimum
  • Post-Production office/headquarters should have recycling bins available, and staff encouraged to bring their own reusable containers

February 5, 2020
"Landlocked" a Contemporary Dance Performance by Jay Carlon

Jay Carlon will present a new piece, titled “Landlocked,” a collaborative dance piece with the Bangkok City Ballet and DD Flection. In Thailand, this work will be staged on the 8th and 9th of February 7pm to 9pm at Bangkok 1899.

Tickets are now available at Ticketmelon.


November 27, 2019
Panel Discussion – Thai Contemporary Art: Surging Ahead or Treading Water?
Our Founder & Executive Director, Susannah Tantemsapya, is one of the speakers in the panel discussion on November 27, 2019, 19:00-21:00, at FCCT Clubhouse, Bangkok.

Thai contemporary art has undergone radical changes in the last few decades with the emergence of new galleries and museums such as MAIIAM in Chiang Mai, rise of street art and launch of the Bangkok Art Biennale as well as creative regional initiatives such as Khonkaen Manifesto. But the pace has been slow and public funding lower than in some other Southeast Asian countries.

In international cultural circles, the perception is that Thai contemporary art is struggling for funding and a voice amid conservative traditions. Even as a new generation of Thai artists, art spaces and events draw more international attention, the question is whether the country’s art scene is still far from the global stage — and if so, why?

This panel discussion draws together some prominent curators, critics and artists as well as regional experts. Among other issues is the question of who funds — and should fund — Thai contemporary art, and how the nascent gallery scene compares with other Asian countries.

Panelists will also discuss the growing profile of women in the Thai art world and how street artists and other creative talents are making a mark on international art festivals and galleries abroad.

Speakers include:
Apinan Poshyananada, chief executive and artistic director of Bangkok Art Biennale, and former permanent secretary of the Thai Ministry of Culture
Thanom Chapakdee, independent art critic [CUT CURATOR] and artistic director of Khonkaen Manifesto, a Thai regional contemporary art festival, and Wai Art, an alternative art space
Patcharapol Tangruen, aka Alex Face, one of Thailand’s best-known street artists and creator of Mardi, the “kid in a bunny outfit.”
Susannah Tantemsapya, Founder and executive director of Creative Migration and Bangkok 1899, a new cultural & civic hub
Valentine Willie, Southeast Asian art expert, gallerist and creative director of Iiham, a public art space in Kuala Lumpur

Moderator: Gwen Robinson, editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review and FCCT president
Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

September 26, 2019
FREC Open House

Bangkok 1899 and eight of our partners hosted many free activities as we officially open FREC Bangkok on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Bangkok 1899 is proud to be a steward for the Ford Resource & Engagement Center (FREC) in Bangkok, the city’s newest hub for NGOs, social enterprises, and foundations!

On Saturday, October 5, 2019,  Bangkok 1899 hosted a “Drive-in movie theater” for short films from Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, SATI, The 60 Second Film Festival and many more.

Our partners also hosted free activities for families, which were open to the public from 11am-8pm on October 5:

  • “Sustainable cooking” classes
  • Kids classes on art, mapmaking, and the environment
  • Indigo dyeing session
  • Birdwatching 101 workshops
  • Hands-on plastics upcycling project
  • DIY racecar fabrication
  • Neighborhood walking tour
  • And many more…

More info here:

September 7, 2019
"The Pink Period" by Tiffany Singh
for Bangkok 1899's Grand Opening!

Creative Migration is pleased to announce The Pink Period by New Zealand Social Practice artist, Tiffany Singh. This exhibition kicks off the Grand Opening of Bangkok 1899, a new cultural and civic hub in Bangkok’s historic center, on September 7-8, 2019.

The Pink Period
Tiffany Singh

September 7 – November 10, 2019
Public opening: Saturday, September 7, 19:00 – 22:00
Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 21:00

During her three-month residency, Singh has used her multidisciplinary approach to transform Bangkok 1899 into an immersive Social Practice Hub. Looking after her two young children while simultaneously building this exhibition, she exemplifies a new contemporary art paradigm to enable women artists, who are also mothers, to live and work in a supportive residency environment.

This new suite of work explores the narrative of Women’s Liberation through objects of the domestic. From multiple collaborations with other women artists, Singh maps out factors that affect how women participate in various artistic disciplines. These relationships provide a narrative around the history, identity and technical skills related to the production of so-called “women’s” work. Through performative aspects and subtle gestures, The Pink Period provides an opportunity to learn about, and to address issues that affect women artists.

Singh developed this concept through the collaborative project Women’s Art Project Asia during her residency at Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan). For The Pink Period, she invited Taiwanese artist Jui-Pin Chang to build upon their existing research to delve further into societal expectations, family obligations and being classified as a minority voice within the art world.

Bangkok 1899 - Grand Opening

Bangkok 1899 officially opens during the weekend of September 7-8, 2019. This new cultural and civic hub represents the intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation. Established by Creative Migration, an international arts organization based in Los Angeles and Bangkok, Bangkok 1899 fulfills its mission to advance cultural diplomacy through art, public engagement and sustainability.

Our Grand Opening is supported by Creative Migration (East) Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund), the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), Devahastin na Ayudhya Family, New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Nga Waka Maori Ki Tai Whenua Group, Whiteline, Canon Thailand, Na Cafe, Singha Corporation, Bangkok Beer & Beverages, Attems and Riedel.  

June 24, 2019
World Refugee Day @ Bangkok 1899

In The World Refugee Day Event on June 23, 2019, Make A House A Home Projects by Tiffany Singh connected people to the well-being of refugees in Bangkok through colorful artworks made by young refugee kids.

On June 23rd at Bangkok 1899 was The World Refugee Day Event. The event was a collaboration between Bangkok 1899, with Na Projects Group, Amnesty Thailand, Asylum Access Global & Host International to work with the children of refugee families, making works that will be available for exchange for World Refugee Day. In the event there were workshops organized by refugee families from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Pakistan & Vietnam. Participants were given opportunities to learn and connect with these people through food, art, and culture.

Our artist-in-residence, Tiffany Singh, participated in the event through the exhibition of her personal Make A House A Home Projects; a social practice art project to help raise awareness and gather items for people in need through art. This project allows interested individuals to bring items that can be useful to the refugee families and exchange them with an artwork made by young refugee children.

Originating in Dunedin, New Zealand the Make A House A Home Project, is connected with the Red Cross aim to ‘turn houses into homes for families’ through community donations and support. In bringing the project to Thailand Tiffany Singh has teemed up with Na Café & Bangkok 1899 to create artwork with children from refugee families and exhibit them in exchange for useful goods. At the end of this exhibition, all items will be donated and divided among the families, acting as a small token of welcome and support.

Over 31 color hand prints were created by the refugee children in their earlier workshop with Tiffany Singh. The artist used colored leaves and dye colors from flowers to teach the children how to make art by using natural ingredients. The children were allowed to freely express their innate creativity. The exchange will be available until all the artworks are taken.

May 23, 2019
Marriott’s Chef Surplus Cooking Challenge x Bangkok 1899

On May 30 2019, Bangkok 1899 and its NGO partners; such as Scholar of Sustenance (SOS), Ford Motor Company Fund and Na Café, ran a charity lunch event called "Marriott's Chef Surplus Cooking Challenge" with Marriott Hotel.  

In the morning, chefs from Thai Marriott hotels worked together with staff from NGO organizations; including Bangkok 1899, Na Café, Ford Motor Company Fund and Scholar of Sustenance, to cook and arrange high quality dishes to be served as lunch for students at Satri Julanak School. All the students got to engage in activities and conversations with the chefs and staff while enjoying a great number of delicious dishes made from the best ingredients and cooked to perfection. Big thanks to Marriott Hotel for working with us in such an amazing social event.

April 9, 2019

Elle France

After four years, Projection still captures the imagination!
Special thanks to Elle Magazine & Jacky Goldberg for featuring Projection in the latest issue.

January 29, 2019
Bangkok 1899: Official Preview & Soft Opening

Creative Migration is pleased to announce Bangkok 1899, a new cultural and civic hub representing an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation.

Designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno (under King Rama VI), this historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri – considered Thailand’s father of modern education. For the first time ever, this landmark is open to the public. Major support is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund). This project also has active support provided by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Bangkok 1899 will officially open its doors on February 16, 2019. There will be a night of music and sound performances with our inaugural artist-in-resident, musician and songwriter Shayne P. Carter. Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, he has been performing and recording internationally for the past three decades. As part of this international residency, Carter is collaborating with Morlam musician Piyanart "Pump” Jotikasthira (of Studio Lam and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band) along with the rhythm section of Toomturn Molam Group, and Chiang Mai based sound artist Arnont Nongyao.

This evening kicks off a series highlighting the first of Bangkok 1899's four major event themes for 2019: Arts & Cultural Diplomacy. Each themed event will take place quarterly - including the following: Sustainability, Society, The Future. This event is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Motor Company Foundation, Creative New Zealand Foundation, Asia New Zealand Foundation, New Zealand Embassy (Bangkok, Thailand) and Studio Lam.

Introducing Shayne P. Carter to participate in Bangkok 1899’s International Artist Residency
December 16, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Shayne P. Carter’s accomplishments include: New Zealand Music Hall of Fame; New Zealand Music Awards (best vocalist, top group, best album); international releases (Arista, Sony, Sub Pop, Rough Trade); four-time APRA Silver Scroll finalist; original work performed with Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin/Christchurch Symphony Orchestras; and 'She Speeds' voted #9, APRA list of Greatest All Time New Zealand songs. Since last year, he was the Silver Scrolls Musical Director in Dunedin, and toured Asia extensively (China, Taiwan, Korea) as a live musician with the contemporary Maori dance company Atamira.

The long-term goal of this residency is to provide a fluid exchange between Carter and one of his Thai collaborators, extending the opportunity to present work created at Bangkok 1899 and to develop new projects in New Zealand.


Creative Migration developed Bangkok 1899 with the mission to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, public engagement and sustainability.

Bangkok 1899's programming is inclusive, accessible and relationship-driven. Furthermore, we encourage individuals to pursue the lost art of leisure, engage in spontaneous discussions and open up avenues of creativity. Our holistic approach is executed primarily through the following:
    • Open Spaces - public garden & "Na at 1899" - a social impact café.
    • International Artist Residency - multidisciplinary program requiring collaboration with Thai artists and/or the local community
    • Public Events - local and global themes, curated from both within and outside the community.
    • Models for Sustainability - incorporating Zero Waste practices and urban farming into the hub’s ecosystem.

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September 25, 2018

Noémie Goudal’s Artist Residency
at the historic Neutra VDL House

September 21 – October 10, 2018
Artist talk: October 6, 2018 at 7pm

Creative Migration is pleased to announce French photographer and visual artist Noémie Goudal will be in residency at the historic Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles from September 21 to October 10, 2018. Throughout her stay, Goudal will conduct research for a forthcoming exhibition in California, slated for 2020 and curated by Creative Migration.

In this icon of Californian mid-century modernism, Goudal will investigate the unique architectural environment of Richard Neutra’s former Los Angeles home and work space. She will study the famous architect’s relationship to nature and how it relates to her own work. Goudal will also reflect on the Anthropocene epoch that has shifted the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. By observing nature through the eyes of the past, the resulting exhibition aims to illustrate how humans have attempted to control the vast and unpredictable natural world.

Goudal’s work often explores the tension between contemplated, experienced and constructed spaces: to go beyond the slightly antiquated practices of photography, which provoke controversy on the medium’s capacity to invent reality, or to reveal truth as false and vice versa. Her images and sculptures act as heterotopias, creating spaces of otherness that are simultaneously physical and mental, while seemingly portraying both a past and present state of affairs.

As part of the residency, Goudal will be joined by Paris-based designer/artist Victoria Wilmotte from September 21 to September 30. Wilmotte id fascinated by the work of Richard Neutra which had been important sources of inspiration for her. Both artists studied at the Royal College of Art London, UK and have previously collaborated on projects that combine photography and design.

A public artist talk entitled In Search of the First Line, where Goudal will be in conversation with writer and editor Lyra Kilston, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at 7pm at the VDL House to introduce the artist and her work to American audiences. Asha Bukojemsky, independent curator and writer, will moderate the event. Space is limited, RSVP to: RSVP@creativemigration.org.

The Neutra VDL House began its artist-in-residence program in 2010, inviting artists and designers to spend time at the house and to create in-situ installations that respond to either the house, the period in which the house was built or the history of Richard Neutra. Prior residents include Mexican artist Santiago Borja (2010), French artist Xavier Veilhan (2012), American artist Bryony Roberts (2013), Colombian architect/landscape architect Luis Callejas (2014), Swiss artists Les Frères Chapuisat (2016), Mexico City-based design teams Frida Escobedo, Pedro&Juana and Tezontle (2017) and Paris/Berlin-based design studio BLESS (2018). Over the years, their interventions have continually reinvigorated the space and captivated the public.

This artist residency is made possible with the support of the International School of Los Angeles (LILA) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Cette résidence d’artiste est soutenue par le Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) et les Services Culturels de l'Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis.

August 27, 2018
Bangkok 1899 - Launching late 2018

Bangkok 1899 is a new cultural and civic hub established by Creative Migration, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Fund, and is in partnership with the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Designed by Italian architect Mario Temagno (under King Rama VI), our historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chaophraya Thammasakmontri – considered to be Thailand’s father of modern education­ – and is centrally located in the city’s Old Town neighborhood of Nang Loeng.

Bangkok 1899 will represent an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation. Our initial two-year pilot program will develop a series of six activities to test, adapt and maximize our overall impact: an International Artist Residency, a Public Events series, Open Spaces (including a public garden and a Zero Waste café with social impact programs), Models for Sustainability (incorporating different types of environmental technologies along with a small urban farm), RSA Fellowship Development and a Flagship Event (annual event on social innovation, art and design).

* launching in late 2018 - stay tuned!


November 27, 2017
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 - VR Showcase (November 27 - 30)

Creative Migration is curating the Multi-User A-Painter Live VR Painting Room at SIGGRAPH Asia from November 27 - 30 in Bangkok, Thailand!

We will be working with the following artists and students:

Simona Meesaiyati
Topp Leeaphon
Ugo Li
Eiji Sumi
Soichiro Shimizu
Sakson Rouypirom

Suchonm Prompunya
Kamonkarn Rattanaudomsawatt
Pimpawee Pratumrat
1 student selected from SATI Foundation

September 26, 2017
Jasmin Blasco live in London with rough music.

Jasmin Blasco will perform LIVE in London with rough music THIS FRIDAY (September 29) for IKLECTIK Art Lab’s A Can of Worms!

“rough music is an improv group using conventional instrumentation and a field kit toproduce a charivari of discordant rhythms and rhymes.”
- @roughmusic1

A Can of Worms - A Concert

Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
London SE1 7LG
Doors at 8 pm.

September 22, 2017
This Weekend! VVFA LIVE (Jasmin Blasco) in London for Digital Design Weekend at the V&A!

Very Very Far Away will be LIVE this weekend, September 23rd and 24th, at the seventh annual DigitalDesign Weekend at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This special VVFA performance and workshop will be the first installment in the Sightseer Project, a speculation about a space tether anchored on an artificial island in the Pacific.

Over the course of the weekend, VVFA will set up as a pop-up radio station broadcasting in-person interviews (Garnet Hertz, David Benqué, Joseph Popper), playing back episodes from VVFA podcasts, conducting performances with members of the audience and presenting improvised music by WORMS and other space-themed musical selections.
Click here to reserve free tickets to Digital Design Weekend 2017 – or if you can't be there, tune in to vvfa.space/radio

Very Very Far Away (VVFA) is a public facing research project consisting of a podcast, a workshop and a series of special projects, seeking to re-ignite future ideologies. Its method uses Space Exploration as a lens to examine current ideas and values which may pertain to future societies through technological advances.

July 14, 2017

Les Rochers - Artist Residency (pilot)

“We were interviewed by the local paper today. The journalist was quite curious about our work and we had a great conversation with her about her thoughts on French society. Being interviewed is such a great way to learn more about our own work through the eyes of others. We are also becoming more articulate when describing our work.”– Jacinta Yelland

During the summer of 2017, Creative Migration launched a pilot artist residency at Les Rochers in Normandy, France. Jacinta Yelland, an Australian actor & theatre-maker, and Ethan Metzner, an American musician and recording artist, were selected to create works influenced by their time in the small town of Cerisy-la-Forêt.

May 27, 2017

Jasmin Blasco's In From The Cold (review) at the Antarctic Pavilion


The Antarctica Pavilion is hosted in yet another splendid palazzo, on the southern part of the main island of Venice, facing Giudecca. It hosts a number of works by international artists, some of whom had the chance to travel to Antarctica and produce work over there. I enjoy the way works are presented on top of photographic tripods and the overall balance between lyricism and science.

My favorite work is by LA-based artist Jasmin Blasco, a sound piece you can listen to on portable FM radios out in the garden. At a short distance from the solar powered radio transmitter and antenna that feed my radio, I sit near the canal and listen to about fifteen minutes (the total duration is an hour and a quarter) of Blasco’s improvised narration. The artist recounts a story of South Pole exploration in the early 20th Century from the perspective of the leader of the mission, but also from that of bacteria and other life forms trapped in the ice since millennia ago. The work is eerie; sentences find their way through long moments of silence, when one can hear the interference in the radio signal as well as ethereal synth chords. There are many references I connect with, from the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft to John Carpenter’s The Thing and the music of Vangelis. The piece is immersive, and I lose all sense of time and place very quickly; it’s only that annoying feeling I get in Venice, urging me to see more art and meet more people, that pushes me to come back from the Pole.

2017.05.26 Fri, by Girolamo Marri Translated by: 王丹艺

南极洲馆中,站在个人的作品《In From the Cold》前的艺术家 Jasmin Blasco
Artist Jasmin Blasco in front of his piece In From the Cold, at the Antarctica Pavilion

May 18, 2017

In From the Cold

Antennae, FM transmitter, car battery, solar panel, power inverter, media player (MP3), Memorex portable handheld radios, earbuds, looping audio file (75m4s).

In From The Cold is a radiophonic piece in 6 +1 parts, intended for continuous transmission:

0. The Ice
1. The Ship
2. The Thaw
3. The Deluge & The Storm
4. The Drowned World
5. The New Ooze
6. Frost.

With each section, the piece maps a myth of the world's origin with Antarctica at its center.

Through the lens of the ice continent, In From The Cold focuses on environmental shifts, our limited perception of time, and life in extreme environments. A speculation about systemic changes over millennia, the piece contrasts human existence with geological timescales. Antarctica contains a stratigraphic index of geological epochs and preserves bacteria in cryostasis over millions of years. With rapidly rising temperatures caused by climate change, the Antarctic ice sheet is a time-bomb, releasing ancient life forms into a post-human primal ooze.

In From The Cold features Anna Kleiva and was inspired by interviews with D. Graham Burnett, Christina Agapakis, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding and Stephanie Roland.

Listen to the interviews here:

In From The Cold was presented at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy.

Concept, Performance, Music and Sound: Jasmin Blasco
Engineering: Jeremy Emery
Project Coordinator: Sierra Feldner-Shaw

May 14, 2017

During the spring, Creative Migration worked with French artist Noémie Goudal and an amazing crew to produce Telluris in the Mojave Desert. 

Check out our project page for more details.  

April 27, 2017

Jasmin Blasco at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale (opening)

Jasmin Blasco presents In From The Cold at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017.

Through the lens of the ice continent, In From The Cold focuses on themes of environmental shifts, our limited perception of time, and forms of life in extreme environments. The project is a narrative sound piece for radio featuring Anna Kleiva and inspired by interviews with D. Graham Burnett, Christina Agapakis, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding and Stéphanie Roland.

RSVP for the opening and/or visit Jasmin Blasco at the Antarctic Pavilion from May 11-15, 2017.

March 24, 2017

VVFA broadcast - Night at the Getty with KCHUNG News Radio

A conversation between Susannah Tantemsapya and Jasmin Blasco about Very Very Far Away— an international, collaborative project initiated in early 2015  that takes various forms: a podcast series, spatial installations and performance, and public facing co-enquiries.

VVFA uses space exploration as a lens to examine and critique the collective idealism and aspirations derived from new and emerging technological advances, and the impacts that these may have upon our future society. A discussion will follow the airing of Episode 0 of the VVFA podcast.

Night at the Getty with KCHUNG News Radio
Garden Terrace, Getty Center
Free; no reservations required. Parking $10 (after 3pm)
Live stream / archive available at getty.kchung.news
Facebook event

February 23, 2017

Welcome To You at Tappan Atelier on March 5th

A Guided Meditation led by The First Human Born In Space

Presented by Tappan with the artists Jasmin Blasco and Jordan Rountree in collaboration with Creative Migration.

Classes are scheduled at the Tappan Atelier for 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 5th. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or pillow/cushion to sit on the floor. Free street parking is available on Wall Street, one block away.
RSVP by selecting a time and then clicking on 'Register' button.

Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.

The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco and performed by Jordan Rountree, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.
In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the conditions in outer space on the human subject, both mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point of Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation.

Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.

RSVP here.

February 6,  2017
Very Very Far Away on Jasmin Blasco's Speak My Language

Artist Jasmin Blasco is premiering VVFA EP0 "Moonshiners" during his monthly show Speak My Language.

Tune in TODAY between 2-4pm PST on dublab.com to hear the first installment of this narrative audio project and a conversation with Very Very Far Away project initiator Sitraka Rakotoniaina.

"What does it mean to venture into the Very Very Far Away? VVFA charts a journey into this unknown, an exploration through a web of entangled narratives, tales from a possible future. VVFA uses space exploration as a lens to examine and critique the collective idealism and aspirations derived from new and emerging technological advances, and the impacts that these may have upon our future society."

The VVFA podcast is produced by Andrew Friend, Jasmin Blasco and Sitraka Rakotoniaina.

Web: vvfa.space
On Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/veryveryfaraway

Listen live on dublab.com


December 2, 2016
Jasmin Blasco invited to exhibit at Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017

Winners of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call are announced

On December 1st during Art Basel Miami Beach the results of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call for young artists were announced. The first prize, an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork, went to two applicants – the artist from Japan Sho Hasegawa and the architect from Germany Gustav Dusing.

The names of the 15 finalists, who are invited to exhibit their artwork at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017, were revealed: Bridget Steed (UK); Andreas Lutz (Germany), Stephanie Roland (Belgium), Kim Sheppard (Canada), Jacob Harper (USA), Stefan Laxness (Iceland), Jasmin Blasco (France), Winston Chmielinski (USA), Tom Blake (Australia), Matilde Solbiati (Italy), Louise Oates (UK), Meadhbh O’Connor (Ireland), Valentine Siboni (France), Sybren Renema (Netherlands), Ariel Spadari (Brazil).

November 15, 2016
Welcome To You - November 19th

You are invited to Welcome To You - a guided meditation led by The First Human Born In Space.

Classes are scheduled for 4.00 and 6.00 pm on November 19th. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or pillow/cushion to sit on the floor.
Please RSVP by clicking on Eventbrite.
Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.
The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.
In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation.
November 14, 2016

Vincent Lamouroux's 'Par nature' at Fondation d'entreprise Martell

Vincent Lamouroux
Par nature
October 15, 2016–January 31, 2017

The Fondation d’entreprise Martell displays Par nature (By nature) by the French artist Vincent Lamouroux on the ground floor of the building until January 31, 2017. This immersive artwork, which occupies more than 600 square-meters, is curated by Nathalie Viot, the foundation's director and produced by Less Is More Factory, offering an enticing glimpse of the future cultural schedule of the Fondation.

Vincent Lamouroux’s installation is an artificial terra incognita, a mineral and botanical landscape that is—by nature—white. This work, as a form and as a field of experience, offers the possibility of an infinity of viewpoints. It invites visitors to wander along the extraordinary undulating walkways whose elevation speaks to and stimulates the adventurous of spirit.

The white halo fades out around the edges of the work as the sand is spread by visitors’ footsteps. Thus, the imprecise contours offer a choice of entering the landscape or observing from a distance, allowing all to embark on a journey in space and time. The artist has cultivated, down to the finest detail, the appearance of a wild landscape, fixing the dunes and considering the unstable properties of matter. The white veil he has cast over the work is as much the sign of an effacement as the evocation of a beginning. Par nature suggests the power of patient forms whose movement is beyond time.

“The Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be curious, open and transversal. Its mission is to become an original space in Cognac which stimulates pleasure and curiosity, and nurtures creation and innovation. It will bring together, around projects of variable dimension, artists and artisans, new technologies and traditional savoir-faire. The Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be fluid, adaptable, visible and accessible. Visitors will experience diverse environments, materials, skills and artistic approaches. They will come to hear, to see, to feel, to make, to invent, to read, to dream," explains Nathalie Viot, Director of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell and Curator of Par nature.
On October 13, 2016, the House of Martell launched a new corporate foundation in Cognac with a cultural and multidisciplinary vocation. Envisioned as a creative ecosystem, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will offer a rich and varied schedule of events promoting the discovery and experimentation of culture and savoir-faire, as well as nurturing exchanges and collaborations on a local, national and international scale.
Located in the historic Gâtebourse building, whose modernist architecture makes it a landmark in Cognac, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell just openned with its first exhibition as a preview of the future schedule of events. An ambitious program of improvements will then begin on the interior of the building, with the ground floor and roof top terrace reopening to the public in spring 2018, followed by a gradual opening of the other floors as the work is completed. The entire 6,000 square-meters of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will be accessible in 2020/2021.

Fondation d’enterprise Martell

Avenue Paul Firino Martell
Fondation d’enterprise Martell
16100 Cognac
Fondation d'entreprise Martell
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12am–7pm


October 17, 2016
POST NEW BILLS screening in Chicago on October 19th!


Join us for a special screening of POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters — a film that tells the story behind the project we’re highlighting in our first exhibition in Chicago: Green Patriot Posters: The Revolution Will Be Designed.

In 2008, the art collective The Canary Project launched a worldwide effort inviting designers, illustrators, photographers and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice. To date, over 500 Green Patriot Posters have been collected. See a selected collection and enjoy the film with us on October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm CT at Xavier, a new apartment building in Cabrini Green.

We’ll have refreshments and a Skype Q&A with Susannah Tantemsapya, of Creative Migration, who created the film that showcases this amazing project.


October 12, 2016
ikonoTV presents... The First Human Born In Space

For the month of October, Berlin-based ikonoTV will feature artist Jasmin Blasco's The First Human Born In Space!

Catch the first eight installments here!
ikonoTV is the world’s first HD fine art television channel that broadcasts art 24/7 globally. 

October 5, 2016
#VoteOurPlanet (Berkeley, CA)

Vote Our Planet Youth Poster Workshop - all ages, led by artist and teacher Kristi Holohan. Organized by Creative Action Network and Patagonia, in conjuction with the Brower Center's 2016 Art/Act exhibition honoring The Canary Project.

From degraded soils and fracked farmlands to dammed rivers, poisoned water and a rapidly changing climate, our planet is under immediate and increasing threat. The choices we make this November will have a direct effect on countless environmental issues at the national, state and local levels. A vote for the planet is a vote for the future—and the time to act is now.

All workshop participants will design posters with the potential for display in The Canary Project exhibition, up through February 9, 2017.
Please join in for an inspiring, creative afternoon!
Free registration on Eventbrite

Sun, October 9, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

September 23, 2016

Art/Act: The Canary Project featuring POST NEW BILLS (Berkeley, CA)

The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition, Art/Act: The Canary Project honoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project.

The exhibition provides a multimedia overview that shows the kaleidoscopic nature of its work over time. Supporting didactics, archived images and graphics trace how the work connects to the environmental movement and is informed by a theory of change. The exhibition includes selected works from the past ten years, including A History of the Future—a series of landscape photographs taken in places around the world affected by climate change; Eclipse — a video piece about the extinction of the passenger pigeon made in conversation with New Yorker writer, Elizabeth Kolbert; and Green Patriot Posters — a design campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to build a sustainable economy. Also included are photographs and video from Water Gold Soil: American River, a project that examines the water issues of California through the lens of a single flow of water, and also raises deeper political and philosophical questions underlying California’s present ecological crisis.

It is on view September 23, 2016 – February 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
The creators of The Canary Project, artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris will discuss their work in a public lecture presented as part of the opening reception on September 23. The exhibit as a whole will present a strong statement of the many possibilities for art, design and education to contribute vitally to environmental movements.

September 20, 2016
INSTAR (Institute of Artivism Hannah Arendt)

Creative Migration is now a member of INSTAR! Founded by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, the institute will be a hub for civic literacy in Cuba.

Stay tuned for our exciting and, of course, humorous project with NYC based artist Zefrey Throwell investigating the DIY, underground and ad hoc systems of Cuban capitalism as it collides with new influence from the United States.

September 4, 2016 
SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO - extended through Sept 30 (Paris)

Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin Blasco has created a site-specific project for visitors to experience.

TRANSMISSION 5 is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It is presented via headphones in the reception area of the space. This special proposition is in consonance with Blasco’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

Althought the piece was originally planned to be exhibited from May through July, it has been extended through the end of September by popular demand!

April 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Jasmin Blasco.

Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin has created a site-specific project for our visitors to experience. The interactive module will be accessible at SEYMOUR+ until July 31st, 2016.

THE PROJECT TRANSMISSION 5: Is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It will be presented via headphones in the reception area of our space. This special proposition is in consonance with Jasmin’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

BACKGROUND K_XYZ: The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.

Flipping the pioneer narrative on it’s head, K_XYZ tells the story of the Native Astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space.

In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation. For more info: www.jasminblasco.com/The-First-Human-Born-in-Space

ABOUT THE ARTIST Jasmin Blasco is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate the fictional. Through a process of research, abstraction and fiction, his practice stages the individual in problematic narratives. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Blasco holds a BFA in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a graduate of the Media Design Practices program at Art Center College of Design(MFA). His current research project examines the project of space exploration in its symbolic and cultural dimensions.

With the collaborative research platform The NOISE INDEX, he explores the topicality of informational hunger within a framework that runs counter to expected display strategies. The works Convergence and Horizon have been exhibited in Paris and New York at Cutlog, through Fragmental Museum. He also hosts Speak My Language, a monthly show of curated music on the internet radio collective Dublab.

April 22, 2015
Earth Day, POST NEW BILLS Film Screening

Design Museum San Francisco:
a nomadic museum of all things design

April 22, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Design Within Reach • Berkeley, CA

In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special film screening to preview our first exhibition Green Patriot Posters. We’ll be showing POST NEW BILLS, a short film documenting the Green Patriot Posters campaign produced by Creative Migration. Hosted by Design Within Reach Berkeley on April 22 at 6:30pm — there will be a live-feed Question & Answer session with the filmmaker Susannah Tantemsapya.

Click here for more information!
Watch the teaser below!

About our generous host:
Welcome to the best in modern design. At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. “Within reach” means things not found elsewhere. It means in stock.

January 10, 2016


Jasmin Blasco & Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration are proud to announce The First Human Born In Space‘s official debut is in TILL IT’S GONE , an exhibition on Nature and Sustainability, at the Istanbul Modern (January 13 – June 5, 2016) – featuring artists from various periods and geographies, exploring artistic positions and approaches to the ecological issues and to the world we live in.

TILL IT'S GONE is curated by Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo.

On Wednesday January 13th, Jasmin Blasco will participate in "In Conversation With Artists" the first event of TILL IT’S GONE. The exhibition curators will talk about nature and art with some of the participating artists. Reflecting various approaches regarding our world and the environment. The artists will discuss the conceptual framework of the exhibition through their own artistic practices.
The talk will start at 6.30 p.m. at the Istanbul Modern Cinema.
Speakers: Bingyi, Jasmin Blasco, Maro Michalakakos, Annie Saunders (Holoscenes), Canan Tolon
Moderators: Çelenk Bafra, Paolo Colombo
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