Piyarat Piyapongwiwat

Biography

Piyarat Piyapongwiwat (b.1977, Phrae, Thailand) is a multidisciplinary artist working with various media including video, photography, text, sound, mixed media and installation. Her work usually reflects her surrounding experiences, including questioning of contemporary issues such as gender, notion of margin, cultural change and globalisation. Her artistic research is informed by theories of social science, anthropology and philosophy.

Piyarat holds a BA from RMIT University, Australia and a BFA from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération (ESBAMA), France. She has presented works locally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Chiang Mai.

Selected Works

Fabric

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Installation View at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collection of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Still image from the video “Fabric”

Medium: Single-channel video Duration: 19:41 minutes Format: 16:9, colour, sound Year: 2017
Editions of 5

Still image from the video “Fabric”

Medium: Single-channel video Duration: 19:41 minutes Format: 16:9, colour, sound Year: 2017

Open Studio at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Medium: Cloth remnants, thread Size: 250 cm x 300 cm
Year: 2017
Edition: Unique Edition

Photo Documentation: Some factories in Special Economic Zones and Industrial Zones in Southeast Asia

SaSaArtProjects

messages from nowhere to nowhere

Mediums: 30 photographs, giclee prints
Size: total size 95 cm x 119 cm (15 cm x 23 cm / piece) Year: 2015
Editions: editions of 5

Mediums: 30 photographs, giclee prints
Size: total size 95 cm x 119 cm (15 cm x 23 cm / piece) Year: 2015
Editions: editions of 5

Medium: One-channel video Duration: 11:19 minutes Format: 16:9, silent
Year: 2017
Editions of 5

Medium: One-channel video Duration: 11:19 minutes Format: 16:9, silent
Year: 2017
Editions of 5

Mediums: Neon tubes
Size: 25 cm x 132 cm
Year: 2015
Editions: editions of 3 + 1 AP

Mediums: Neon tubes
Size: 25 cm x 132 cm
Year: 2015
Editions: editions of 3 + 1 AP

Mediums: Neon tubes
Size: 25 cm x 132 cm
Year: 2015
Editions: editions of 3 + 1 AP

Untitled

SaSaArtProjects

Photo Documentation: Some factories in Special Economic Zones and Industrial Zones in Southeast Asia

Liminal Zone

Video still

Medium: Single-channel HD video Duration: 8 minutes
Format: 16:9, colour, sound
Year: 2012-2013
Editions of 5
Collection of Jim Thompson Art Center

Video still

Medium: Single-channel HD video Duration: 8 minutes
Format: 16:9, colour, sound
Year: 2012-2013
Editions of 5
Collection of Jim Thompson Art Center

Video still

Medium: Single-channel HD video Duration: 8 minutes
Format: 16:9, colour, sound
Year: 2012-2013
Editions of 5
Collection of Jim Thompson Art Center

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2010    B.F.A. with honors (DNAP avec Félicitations), Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération, Montpellier, France

2000    B.A., RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2015    messages from nowhere to nowhere, Lyla Gallery, Chiangmai, Thailand

2014    TRANCE, collaborated with Arnont Nongyao, curated by Lyla Phimanrat, Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand

2013    Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

2012    Queerness, Toot Yung Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

The 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders – Facing Phantom Borders, curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong, Gwangju, South Korea

The shape of the invisible, the rhythm of the unspeakable, the dimension of humanity, curated by Margaret Wu, Yelo House, with Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand

A Visibility Matrix, by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, Le Printemps de Septembre, La Foundation espace écureuil, Toulouse, France

A Visibility Matrix, by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia, curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand

 

2017

The 6th Asian Art Biennial: Negotiating the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 

Play in the Flow, curated by Fumiko Nakamura, Sriprakard, Chiang Mai, Thailand

When The River Riverses, curated by Vuth Lyno, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Samut Thai : Unfinished History, curated by Tang Fu Kuen, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM), BankART Studio, Yokohama, Japan

 

2016

Koganecho Bazaar 2016: Life – World of Asia, organized by NPO Koganecho Area Management, Yokohama, Japan

Outside Text, co-operated with Ubatsat, CMU Art Center, Chiangmai, Thailand

The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

The Southeast Asia Forum Exhibition: Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art In the Urban Age, ART STAGE SINGAPORE, Singapore

 

2015

The Second China-ASEAN Biennale, ASEAN Cultural Centre Hall Square, Nanning, Guangxi, China

One to Many, curated by Veronica Caciolli, Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space Annex Site, Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Your Face – French/Thai Photo projection installation, curated by Myrtille Tibayrenc, Alliance Française Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

The 7th Yangon Photo Festival, curated by Mélanie Agron, Institute Français de Birmanie, Yangon, Myanmar

 

2014

Swimming in Sand, Growing Rice Under an Umbrella, curated by Roger Nelson and Anita Archer, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Joyful Khaen, Joyful Dance, curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong and her curatorial team, The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

RADIATION: Art and Queer Ideas from Bangkok and Manila, Un-Compared, curated by Brian Curtin, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

 

2013

ANTHROPOS: Navigating Human Depth in Thai and Singapore Contemporary Art, curated by Loredana Paracciani, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

ANTHROPOS: Navigating Human Depth in Thai and Singapore Contemporary Art, curated by Loredana Paracciani, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Photography: reality and ambiguity, curated by Loredana Paracciani, The Philanthropic Museum, An online exhibition; www.thephilanthropicmuseum.org

Zeitgeist, curated by Queer Cultural Center’s curatorial team, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA

 

2012

RADIATION: Art and Queer Ideas from Bangkok and Manila, Un-Compared, curated by Brian Curtin, Department of Avant-Garde Cliches, Manila, Philippines

Thai Trends from Localism to Internationalism, curated by Apinan Poshyananda and his curatorial team, Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre (BACC), Thailand

Different but the Same, curated by Roger Nelson, Cambodia LGBT Pride art exhibitions, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

2011

VAFA, curated by José Drummond, Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, Casa Garden, Fundação Oriente, Macau, South China

City of Angels/Identity Crisis, curated by Myrtille Tibayrenc, Gallery 59 Rivoli, Paris, France

 

2010

Quinzinzinzili, organized by Nadia Lichtig, FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France

Selected Screenings

2013

MicroCities, inCube Arts and inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival, The NARS foundation, New York, USA

 

2012

29th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Tehran, Iran

Silhouette Film Festival, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

Saisonvideo #36, The program online – TOUCHING THE CITY, www.saisonvideo.com

Saisonvideo #36, The program online – ENFERMER, www.saisonvideo.com

LAGO FILM FEST, Revine Lago, Italy

18th Regensburg Short Film Week, Regensburg, Germany

1st International Motion Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

2011

28th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Kassel, Germany

OK. Video FLESH – 5th Indonesia International Video Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia

AND SHORTS – AND festival, FACT, Liverpool, UK

 

2010

Soirée Flare #13, Centre Rabelais, Montpellier, France

Collections

“Fabric”  MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, 2018

“TRANCE”  Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2017

Nominations and Awards

2017    The Visible Award, Longlist

2016    The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Finalist

Grants / Fellowship Programs

2017    The Japan Foundation Asia Center Fellowship Program

Artist-in-residence programs

2017

Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Tokyo, Japan 

Beyond Pressure, Yangon, Myanmar 

Pisaot Residency, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

New Space Art Foundation, Hue, Vietnam 

 

2016

Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan

 

2015

Pisaot Residency, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Thaillywood Artist Residency, Chonburi, Thailand

Artist Talks / Panel Discussions

2017

Artist talk by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Tangled Thread over Southeast Asia, Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Tokyo, Japan

Artist talk by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

2016

Guest speaker, Artist and Society in the Urban Age, The Southeast Asia Forum Talks, ART STAGE SINGAPORE, Singapore

Artist talk, CONVERSATION #007 Artist in the Field, by Chiang Mai Art Conversation (CAC), Media Arts and Design CMU, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

2013

Artist talk, Talk with Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, by RAM Space, The Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Thailand

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