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By Nino Sarabutra 

17 February - 4 April 2024
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery
(Thonglor soi 10)  

'Somtum', the tastiest queen of all dishes, bears no restrictions on the ingredients and condiments. There is no right or wrong for what you would add to your mortar, no fixed spice levels or how rich it could be. The dish will not cease to challenge your taste buds whenever or wherever you make it. Somtum has permeated its freshness and heat from Isan to different parts of Thailand and around the world.

What is there in Isan? How could it deliver such incredible flavor?

‘RED EARTH AND GREEN PAPAYA’ is a scrumptious exhibition by Nino Sarabutra.
The chic artist will retell the story of this soft power from Isan through her installation and mixed media art that still maintains her identity by asking and provoking the audience to think.

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is a Thai female artist who graduated with a degree in Ceramic Arts from the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University. She worked as an advertising creative for several companies before beginning to pursue art full-time by participating in the Thailand National Ceramics Exhibition in 1991. Nino's outstanding work was the installation art What Will You Leave Behind? in 2013, where more than 100,000 ceramic skulls were placed to cover the exhibition floor. The show was on display at Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan again as part of the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018.


For more than ten years that she has earnestly travelled the art path, Nino constantly has solo and group exhibitions in Thailand, England, Germany, Italy, France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines. 'RED EARTH AND GREEN PAPAYA' is a return to exhibit with ARDEL's Third Place Gallery again after she had been absent for seven years, with the latest set of artworks that will invite everyone to enjoy this 'delish' Somtum together.

Photo by  Supachai Veerayutthanon & Preecha Pattara

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