by Arnont Nongyao and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat
14/11 — 14/12/2014
Gallery VER proudly presents latest exhibition, TRANCE, sound and video installation exhibition by two emerging Thai artists, Arnont Nongyao and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, curated by Lyla Phimanrat. The opening exhibition will be on Friday, 14 November 2014, 6.30 pm. onward at Yet-Space, Charansanitwong Soi 11.
Trance refers to a temporary mental condition in which someone is not fully conscious of or not in control of himself or herself, or a state in which someone is concentrate on something so much that the person does not notice what is happening around him or her. Also, trance refers to a type of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. TRANCE is a collaboration project by Arnont Nongyao and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat to present and raise issues to nowadays’ society. By recreate new meaning and new space to a so-called propaganda song. The exhibition comprises of three parts: interactive sound installation, video installation and object-photograph-sound installation.
Arnont Nongyao (born 1979) graduated with BFA (painting) from Chiang Mai University in 2003. Although Arnont is graduated from painting department, Arnont is working with various and different media includes sound, video, installation, site specific, public art etc. Arnont’s work is engage with his interest in vibration; he works on diverse art experimental projects, vibration-related. Some of his selected exhibitions include Imaginarium, (Water Cave), a solo exhibition at Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2011), PROXIMITY, part of inSPIRACJE International at 13 MUZ, Szczecin, Poland (2014), Dialogue the Promise at Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2013), Cross Stitch at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2013), The Sleeping Volcano On Crazy Star at V64, Bangkok, Thailand (2012), MADE at Ban Tuek, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2011), Madifesto 2011 at Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2011), What to dip at Sangdee Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2011) etc.
Piyarat Piyapongwiwat (born 1977) graduated with BFA (Hons) from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération, Montpellier, France (2010) and BA (Communications) from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2000). Piyarat works with various media including video art, photographs, text, sound art, mixed-media and objects. Her works were mostly influenced by her personal interest in the field of humanities, social science and political philosophy. Piyarat has a special interest in creating artworks by reference or interpretation from contemporary concept theories often creating various artworks concerning contemporary issues, such as gender, margin, sub-culture, culture change and globalization. Some of her solo exhibitions include Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? at Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2013), Queerness at Toot Yung Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2012). Some of her selected exhibitions included Joyful Khaen Joyful Dance at Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2014), Swimming in Sand, Growing Rice Under an Umbrella at No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2014), RADIATION: Art and Queer Ideas from Bangkok and Manila, Un-Compared at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2014), ANTHROPOS – Singapore: Navigating Human Depth in Thai and Singapore Contemporary Art at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore (2013), Thai Trends from Localism to Internationalism at Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2012), City of Angels/Identity Crisis at Gallery 59 Rivoli, Paris, France (2011), Quinzinzinzili at FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France (2010) etc.