10 tonnes of rice to be donated to food re-distribution charity The Felix Project

Last few days to catch Neon Rice Field at Tate Britain.
After de-install 10 tonnes of rice will be donated to food redistribution charity The Felix Project by S&B Herba foods.

Art & Market Magazine Interview

Midpoint: Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier
15 December 2023
A duo in life and art
By Ian Tee

Neon Rice Field, (2023 version) Tate Britain.

‘Neon Rice Field’
Vong Phaophanit, 1993
Tate collection
Now on display at Tate Britain in the Duveens until 2024 as part of Tate Britain Re-Hang.

‘Borderless’, The Cleveland Clinic, London SW1X 7HY

‘Borderless’ is now installed and accessible for public viewing on the West Elevation facade of The Cleveland Clinic, London SW1X 7HY.

Now available: Art History Journal, Eds. Dorothy Price and Sonia Boyce

‘Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier: Three Decades, Four Moments’ Essay by Susan Pui San Lok in Art History journal.

Screening now the Winter/Spring tableau, ‘The Call of Things’ – Fen Court, London EC3

Screening throughout April. Free access, open to all.

Launching January 2022 – ‘Borderless’, a major new public commission for the Cleveland Clinic London

‘Borderless’, a 13m x 3m relief carving in Portland stone for the West Elevation facade of Cleveland Clinic London.

April 2021 ‘The Call of Things’, Fen Court, 10 Fenchurch Ave, London

‘Winter Spring’, the final piece in the series ‘The Call of Things’ has been unveiled.

18 June – 30 August 2021 ‘A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s’

‘Fragments’ (Vong Phaophanit 1990, The British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London) is to be shown as part of this survey exhibition at IKON Gallery. Courtesy of The Arts Council Collection.

Oxford Art Journal, Eds. Pamela N Corey and Wenny Teo

‘Toward a Horizon of Un-Knowing: Voice, Aurality, and the Politics of Identification in the Art of Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier’ Essay by Pamela N Corey

Field of Rods (1998) is recommissioned for Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall. Launching May 2021

This early work joins the permanent collection at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall UK.

‘Oxford Art Journal’ and ‘Art History’

Recent and forthcoming essays on Phaophanit + Oboussier’s work.

MACA Contemporaries

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE.

Counter Acts

All that’s solid melts into air (Karl Marx) 2006, is showing as part of Counter Acts at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London.

Singapore Biennale 2019

Continuing their interest from a decade ago, Phaophanit and Oboussier present Never real historians, always near poets, a newly commissioned video projection installation for the Biennale.

Exhibition UnAuthorised Medium

UnAuthorised Medium brings together artworks by internationally established and emerging artists, who have deep connections to Southeast Asia while also working extensively across the globe.

Cambridge Assessment HQ – Public Art Inauguration May 2018

Inaugurated on 3rd May 2018
Cambridge Assessment Building, Triangle Space, Cambridge, UK.

Thailand Biennale Launch 2018

For Thailand Biennale 2018, Phaophanit and Oboussier were commissioned to make a part-performative installation work which covers the rock surface of a small island located in front of the famous Phra Nang Cave Beach in Krabi, with just under a kilo of pure gold that has been hammered into fine leaf.

Thailand Biennale 2018

The Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), Ministry of Culture in Bangkok, is organising the First Thailand Biennale which will launch in November 2018.

Public Lecture and Film Screening at Silpakorn University – March 2018

Talk and film screening of ‘All that’s solid melts into air (Karl Marx)’ followed by crit sessions with MA and BA students.
Silpakorn University, Nakornpathom Province, Bangkok.

Public Lecture at The Fitzwilliam Museum – September 2017

A talk with artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier creators of In Other Words, situated in Cambridge Assessment’s new Triangle headquarters, Wednesday 27 September 2017

Dream House – ICE wins Award of Merit at ‎City of Toronto Urban Design awards

“exquisite public art that holds the space”
City of Toronto Urban design Awards jury

Mekong: New Mythologies Exhibition – 2017

Pao Galleries, Hong kong Arts Centre
In aid of Children of the Mekong

Dream House – Inauguration June 2017

Dream House was inaugurated in June 2017.
Toronto, Canada.

Diaspora Pavilion 57th Venice Biennale – 2017

Vong and Claire have accepted the invitation to be artist mentors for Erika Tan for the Diaspora Platform project and the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Canada, A Land Of Refuge – 2017

Phaophanit and Oboussier were finalists in the international competition for the National Memorial for Refugees in Ottawa, Canada.

In Other Words

Installation of the work has now commenced on site in Cambridge.

Now! Now! …In More Than One Place

Now! Now! In more than one place, exhibition accompanying the London conference Now & Then… Here & There: Black Artists & Modernism at Chelsea College of Arts and Tate Britain.


IT IS AS IF was shown at Block 336 Gallery in Brixton, London.

Neon Figure

Neon Figure commissioned for the new Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha.

White Flare

White Flare takes the form of two large rectangular screens of white LED light (13m x 2m) supported by two steel cylindrical ‘legs’ 2.5 metres above ground level.

Neon Rice Field

Neon Rice Field (1993) has recently been acquired by the Tate Gallery, London for the nation’s public collection.

House of Dreams

House of Dreams was recently shortlisted for the Longcross Public Art commission

Ice and Ember Wall

Ice and Ember Wall was recently shortlisted for Crown Estates New Burlington Place W5 Building Art Commission.

Line Writing 2014

Line Writing has been reinstalled at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 8th March – 11th May 2014.


Line was completed in 2014. A 20 metre stone wall carving for Walmar House on Regent Street.

Red Fringe

Red Fringe has just been completed in Parkside Place, Cambridge, UK.

Dream House

Dream House was installed in February 2015, a major sculpture commission for downtown Toronto in Canada.

Light Veils

Light Veils – Weymouth Esplanade. A permanent installation consisting of 7 steel 15 m tall light columns / towers and laser light.


After just over two years Coronium has been installed in Kilden, The New Performing Arts Centre. Kristiansand, Norway.

Mute Meadow

Mute Meadow was launched on the banks of the river Foyle in June 2011 in Derry~Londonderry,