jiandyin (Jiradej & Pornpilai Meemalai)


Co-founders of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, a nonprofit artist-run initiative in Nongpo District, Ratchaburi, Thailand

Address: 162 Moo2, Nongpo, Potharam, Ratchaburi 70120 Thailand


Baan Noorg Website:,,


Pornpilai Meemalai (Born in Chiang Mai, 1968), Jiradej Meemalai (Born in Ratchaburi, 1969)


2004     (Jiradej) MFA, Sculpture, Department of Applied Art, Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1998       (Pornpilai) MA, School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, London, UK



2017     Portrait [Archives of Dialogue: Seeing and Being], Gallery Seescape, (September – October)

2017     The Ontology of Gold: Magic Mountains, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, (June – July)

2012     AIR Overlapping, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (May, 4 – June 17) 2010   Too Close to Seeexhibition, Kokoro Studio, San Francisco, CA

2009     Relations are More Real and More Important than the Things They Relate. Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand



2022     Documenta 15, as artistic team and project members of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Kassel, Germany

2021    Jakarta Biennale, as project members of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture with Ekstak Kolektif, Jakarta, Indonesia



2021    Trans-southeast Asia triennial, Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture with jiandyin, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (Oct – Dec 2021)

Busan Sea Art Festival 2021, Busan, South Korea

2020    The 2020 Green Island Human Rights Art Festival, If on the Margin, Draw a Coordinate project, curated by Sandy Lo Hsiu Chih, Green Island White Terror Memorial Park, Taiwan (March – April 2020)

2019    2019 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, co-curated by Hsu Chia Wei and HO Tzu Nyen (Oct 2019 – Febraury 2020)

2018    Thailand Biennale, Krabi 2018, The Edge of the Wonderland, Thailand

2018     Kuandu Biennale [Seven Questions for Asia], Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (October 2018–January 2019)



2020      Longtruk Grant for the Art project 2020, a project by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in collaboration with Art Centre Silpakorn University, Jitr Collective, Black Out Collective, funded by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand

2018      Local Agents project, granted by Ratchaburi Provincial Culture Office and Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018

2015-6  365 Days: LIFE MUSE project, granted Japan Foundation Small Grant Program, Bangkok Thailand and Art Centre Silpakorn University

2015      Provincial Cultural Contribution Award, Cultural Awareness of Institution Category, Ministry of   Culture, 2015

2012      ThaiTai : A Measure of Understanding project, granted by Asian Cultural Council Council grant for 2009        Asian Cultural CouncilFellowship Awards, New York

2008      Silp Bhirasri Creativity Grant, Silpakorn University, Thailand



2013     Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany

2012     Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV) of AIR Taipei, The Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan

2010     Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, USA International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2008     Art Omi International artists’ residency, Art Omi International art Center Ghent, New York, USA


Curatorial projects:

2018     Local Agents (Model Study for Nongpho Community) project, Nongpho district, Ratchaburi, Thailand, December, supported by Ratchaburi Provincial Culture Office and Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018

Thaitai Re-conversation: based on true story, co-curated and co-organized with Open Contemporary Art Center (Taipei), , About Photography space, Bangkok, Thailand, Sep 2018

Bangkok Layers – Topography of Mirror Cities project, a project by Sandy Lo, a mapping of the development of the urban planning of each city within six Asian Cities, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 4 – 22 April

2015-2016  365 days: LIFE MUSE, day OFF LABoratory #2, a one year interdisciplinary and collaborative art

project organized by Baan Noorg Colaborative Arts and Culture in collaboration with Art Centre Silpakorn University, cooperated by 98B Collaboratory, Philippines, Waft Lab, Indonesia and Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan

2011-2014  THAITAI : A Measure of Understanding, Contemporary art exhibition, co-curated and co-organized with

Open Contemporary Art Center (Taipei), Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok and URS21, Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei



2019       Asian Curatorial Forum 2019, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, organized by National Culture & Arts Foundation (Taiwan), Prameya Art Foundation (India), 7th–9th November

2018      Southeast Asian Art Residencies Meeting 2018, 20-22 April 2018 | Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines, organized by Viva Excon

2017-     Baan Noorg – NPKD Social Enterprise project for Nongpo community, Ratchaburi, supported by Thai Health Organization, Thailand

2016      Master Class for MFA students, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan, University of Art, Taiwan September 16-28, 2016

The International Symposium : “Non-capital Cities as a Cultural Movement” organized by Asian Culture Center, Chiang Mai, 27 – 28 August 2016

2015      Tou Cheng Old Street Art and Culture project, Yilan, Taiwan, August 12-18, 2015

2014     MITTing: Art and Cultural Network Forum, February 8-10, 2014, URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub,  Taipei, Organized by OCAC and jiandyin

Thaitai workshop for Taipei National University of the Arts, URS 21 Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei

Orchid Sound workshop for children, Orchid Island, supported by Taitung County Government,  Taiwan



2007, 2009     : Christie’s, Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art



Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Kasikorn Bank Group, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Sculpture Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Mahidol University, College of Music, Thialand

(Private collections) Thailand, Singapore, USA.