The countries along the Mekong River basin
embrace a unique cultural sphere that transcends national borders.

While each region carries its own history and values,
they are open to unite, no matter the differences and inconsistencies.

A community united by life, not the economy.
Their wealth is far greater than the visible,
achieved by the way people live, full and vibrant.

Over time, energies born from pure existence
elevated into a form of expression called art.

Life, that no national borders or modern law can confine.
That is where we sense the potential of humanity.

In the fields of art and culture,
new perspectives have emerged
that were, in fact, always here since the ancient times.

In praise of humanity. In praise of life.

Foundation Profile

Mekong Contemporary Art Foundation
Tokyo Office
31F, Kasumigaseki Building, 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Bangkok Office
Unit2301, 23rd Floor, Interchange 21 Building, North-Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Date of Establishment
July 1, 2019
Representative Director
Yuto Yabumoto
In order to promote the dissemination of contemporary art of the Mekong basin countries (Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) to Japan and to the world, we aim to hold the exhibition and information dissemination of contemporary art in the Mekong region, to find and foster artists and curators in the Mekong region, and to promote international exchange with modern art and artists in Japan and other countries, thereby contributing to the development of contemporary art in the Mekong region and the peace of the world.
As for specific activities,

- Collection of contemporary art in the Mekong basin countries
- Conducting and promoting exhibitions on contemporary art in the Mekong basin countries
- Discovery and support of modern artists and curators in the Mekong basin countries
- Promotion of international exchange between modern arts and artists in the Mekong basin countries, Japan and other countries