The Unfolding Kafka Festival is a biennial platform for outstanding international artistic exchanges that enrich contemporary arts in Thailand. The grotesque universe of Franz Kafka blurs the line between human and non-human by allowing us to reflect on the otherness through humanized creatures. The 4th edition of the festival brings together international artists from multifaceted backgrounds to share their diverse approaches to conceptual creation.

Unfolding Kafka Festival has been made possible thanks to the generosity of our Cooperation Partners: the Goethe-Institut Thailand, the Japan Foundation, Bangkok, Ambassade de France en Thaïlande, Embassy of Portugal, Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, The Peninsula Bangkok, Arts ACT and the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Embassy of the Czech Republic Bangkok, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Brno and the City of Prague, TCEB and 18 Monkeys Dance theatre.

Venue Partners: Lido Connect, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, The Peninsula Bangkok, Hostbkk, Jim Thompson Art Center and Alliance Française Bangkok

Franz Kafka died in Kierling,
Austria in 1924 (aged 40).

“I dream of a grave, deep and narrow,
where we could clasp each other in our arms as with clamps,
and I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me,
and nobody would ever see us any more.”
—THE CASTLE (1926)