Kawita Vatanajyankur

Born: Bangkok, Thailand, 1987

Kawita is represented by:

Nova Contemporary - Bangkok, Thailand

Antidote Organisation - Australia


2011 Graduated with Distinction from Bachelor of Art, Fine Art (Painting), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2005 Completed RMIT Art and Design Foundation Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 


Solo Exhibition

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Domesticated, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 Looping Paradoxes, Dip Contemporary Art, Lugano, Switzerland 

2019 Unveil Escape, Gallery See Scape, Chiang Mai, Thailand 

2019 The Repetitiveness of Work, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2019 Performing Textiles, 'The Cube' Space, Mosman Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2019 Foul Play, Albright Knox Art Gallery, (Buffalo) New York, USA 

2019 Performing Textiles, Alongside 58th Venice Biennale, InParadiso3030, Venice, Italy

2018 The Balancing Act (Curated by Antidote), Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

2018 Kawita Vatanajyankur (as part of the book launch), Anantara Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Performing Textiles (Part II), Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018 The Scale of Justice, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia

2018 Performing Textiles, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2018 Squeezers, Flint Institute of Arts: Fleckenstein Video Gallery, Michigan, USA

2018 The Scale 2, Flint Institute of Arts: Fleckenstein Video Gallery, Michigan, USA

2018 Kawita Vatanajyankur, Kuiper Project, Brisbane, Australia 

2017 Splashed, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Work, Clear Edition & Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

2016 Machinized, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2015 Tools, The Jam Factory, Bangkok, Thailand  

2015 The Carrying Pole, Screen Space, Melbourne, Australia  

2015 Work, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

2014 Play, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

2014 The Ice Shaver, Sencus Luoghi per l'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

2013 The Ice Shaver, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia

2013 Tools, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

2012  Domesticated, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia 

2012 Body and Elements, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2011 Walking on Water, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 #empowerment. Planetary Feminisms in Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2022 Invisible Labor, ArtYard, New Jersey, USA  

2022 Antidote Solo Booth, Melbourne Art Fair 2022, Melbourne, Australia

2021 Collecting Entanglements & Embodied Histories, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany 

2021 Errata: Collecting Entanglements & Embodied Histories, Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2021 18th Edition of the Photaumnales Festival, Centre d'art de Beauvais, Beauvais, France

2021 Watch and Chill, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Gwacheon, Korea

2021 Watch and Chill, Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2021 Watch and Chill, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines 

2021 Watch and Chill, the M+ West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

2021 Time-lapse Reflecting on Thai Art, 333 Anywhere, Bangkok, Thailand

2021 Art for Air, Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum and Gallery See Scape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2021 S.E.A Focus, Singapore 

2021 Fertile Ground, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia  

2021 Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand 

2021 RGB, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020-2021 Stories Across Rising Lands', Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia 

2020 Bodied, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2020 14th Busan International Video Art Festival, Space Heem, Busan, Korea 

2020 Exposing the Limits, Wavepool Gallery, Ohio, USA

2020 The Foot Beneath The Flower, NTU ADM Gallery (Nanyang Technological University), Singapore

2020 RGB: A Selection of Recent Video Art, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Gippsland, Australia 

2020 No Frontiers: What Happens in Bangkok Does Not Stay in Bangkok, Galerie Arnaud Lebecq, Paris, France

2020 Don't Let Yourself Go (Digital Project), Cement Fondu (commission), Sydney, Australia 

2020 Power Play, The Art House, Singapore 

2020 The Winter Night Screen (Digital Exhibition), Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2020 In Her Words: The Scale of Justice, Horsham Regional Gallery (Online), Horsham, Australia 

2020 Aurora Picture Show (Satellite), Aurora Picture Show Digital Program, Houston, Texas, USA 

2020 Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas, Centre for Heritage Arts and Textiles, Hong Kong 

2020 Additions + Alterations, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 

2019 Hidden Bar, Art Basel Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland  

2019 Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising (Event), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2019 Pioneer in Video Art from Thailand, Slovenia, Norway since 1980 Exhibition, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand 

2019 Pursuit of Self, Cinema COBRA, Brooklyn, New York 

2019 Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

2019 Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2019 Here be Dragons 1/3: Because We're Worth It, Centre d'art de la Maison Populaire, France

2019 In her Words, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Victoria, Australia

2018 The Salamander Devours its Tail Twice, Gallery 46, London, United Kingdom

2018 Video Art in Focus presented by Cobo Social, Asia Now Paris, Paris, France

2018 Absurdity in Paradise, Kasseler Kunstverein, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany

2018 Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

2018 ART FORMOSA, Shongshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 Blindside-B Side, Blindside, Melbourne, Australia

2018 Next Wave X Melbourne University, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

2018 Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's Sunbaker (Presented by Australian Centre for

Photography), Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, Australia

2018 Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018 Beyond Bliss, Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Traverse Vidéo Festival, Toulouse, France

2018 Spring Break Art Show, New York, USA 

2018 MeCA l Media Culture in Asia: A Transnational Platform curated by Japan Foundation Asia Center, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

2018 Extraordinary Meetings, Small Compendium of Oriental Art, Census Foundation, Florence, Italy

2017 Watch Me Now, The Culture Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2017 Stamina, Secret Dungeon, Brooklyn, New York, USA 

2017 Islands on the Stream: Alamak!, Alongside 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

2017 Blindside-B Side, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017 ARTBAR, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia 

2017-2018 Negotiating the Future, Asian Art Biennial 2017, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 Curtain Call, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2017 Hotel Art Fair, Volve Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Art Jakarta, Jarkarta, Indonesia

2017 An Act of Showing (Blindside project), Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia 

2017 Art Blocks: Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, USA

2017 CCP 2017 Fundraiser, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia 

2017 Kitchen Studio, Black Box Projects: May Space, Sydney, Australia 

2017 ASIATOPA  (Asia Triennale of Performing Arts) Festival, State Theatre Stage: Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2017 Body and Cloth: Performing Textiles, ASIATOPA Festival, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia 

2017 Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, Australian Centre for Photography (ACP), NSW, Australia

2017 Anthropocene ( Curated by Antidote), AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia

2016 You are not Alone, Oi! Art Space, Hong Kong

2016 30th Anniversary of CCP Fundraiser, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

2016 The Melbourne City Art Loop, Melbourne Central, Melbourne, Australia

2016 PLAY2, Federation Square Big Screen, Melbourne, Australia

2016 Dirty Dozen, Melbourne City Council, Melbourne, Australia

2016 Ever Fresh, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016 Thailand Eye, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand 

2016 Video Video, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 

2016 Cornucopia, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Shepparton, Australia 

2015 Thailand Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

2015 Feast, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2015 Art Normal (In collaboration with Duangrit Bunnag), Rachaburi, Thailand 

2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan 

2015 15 Artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Caboolture, Australia

2015 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

2015 La Movida, Biblioteca Municipal de Barranco, Lima, Peru 

2015 With Her Feet off the Ground, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia   

2014 Subjectify Me, Feltspace, Adelaide, Australia 

2014 Season 14, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014 Play, Blindside Online Video Space, Melbourne, Australia

2014 Melbourne Art Fair 2014 (Stills Gallery Stand), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia

2014 MAF Video, Melbourne Art Fair 2014, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia

2014 Melbourne Art Fair 2014 (off-site), Chin Chin Wall of Art, Melbourne, Australia 

2014 The Museum of Abject Sentimentality, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014 P ROX IMITY: An art exhibition of distance and relativity (As part of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre's exhibition), National Museum, Szczecin, Poland

2014 Totally Looks Like, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014  New Grand Narrative (Next Wave Festival 2014), Testing Ground, Melbourne, Australia

2014 Rooftop Transmissions (As part of the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Now Exhibition), Rooftop Cinema, Melbourne, Australia

2013 BorderBody: International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Painting and Performing Art, MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, Almeria, Spain

2013 BorderBody: International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Painting and Performing Art, Gallery MD_S (miejsce dla sztuki), Wrocław, Poland

2013 Ikono On Air Festival, Ikono TV, Berlin, Germany 

2013 Channels : The Australian Video Art Festival, Federation Square (Big Screen), Melbourne, Australia

2013 ll Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace): Melbourne Offsite for the 55th Venice Biennale, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Hua Krathi Project, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Pop-up Migrants, The Tinder Box Studio, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Graduate Painting Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia



2019 Research Residency, The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Research Residency, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 

Selected Prize and Awards

2019 Generation T Asia 2019, Art Category, Thailand Tatler / Asia Tatler  

2018 Winner of Art Category in Perspective 40 Under 40 Award 2018

          (Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong)

2016 Winner of Young Alumni Community Engagement Award 2016

          (Australian Embassy Bangkok)

2016 Finalist of Australian Alumni Awards 2016

          (Australian Embassy Bangkok)

2015 Finalist of Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize 2015

         (Taipei, Taiwan)


2020 Guest Lecturer, Artist Talk, Mahidol University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 Guest Lecturer, Artist Talk on Contemporary Process, Communication, Design Course, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for Domesticated Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 Guest Lecturer, Artist Talk, Ph.D (Faculty of Music), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 

2020 Guest Lecturer, Artist Talk (Via Zoom), Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 

2019 Key Speaker, Discussion Forum: Staging Textiles (From Studios to Museums), Centre for Heritage Arts and Textiles (CHAT), Hong Kong  

2019 Guest Lecturer, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Mahidol University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand 

2019 Guest Lecturer, Art Elementary 1, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand

2019 Guest Lecturer, Unveil Escape, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, Thailand 

2019 Guest Lecturer, Visual Arts & Career as an Artist, Master of Fine Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 

2019, Speaker, Art for Social Change, TEDx Chiang Mai (2019),  Shake and Shift: Through the Eyes of Women, Northern Science Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand 

2019, Speaker, Lecture Performance: Staging Textile, Centre for Heritage Arts and Textiles, Hong Kong

2019 Speaker, Shifting Mindsets, Fashion Revolution Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Mahidol University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

2019 Guest Lecturer, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Chitralada Technology Institute, Bangkok, Thailand 

2018 Guest Lecturer, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur on Contemporary Process, Communication Design Course, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Mahidol University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Speaker,  Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Master of Fine Arts: Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Speaker: BAB Talk #16, Warehouse 30, Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Speaker: Artist Talk: Performing Textiles with curator Lauren Gutsell, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 

2018 Speaker: Kawita Vatanajyankur x The Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan 

2018 Co-Speaker (with Simone Hine), Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970: Australia Research Council Project, Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia 

2017 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 

2017 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Dunedin School of Arts, Dunedin, New Zealand

2017 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Ph.D. Visual Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Speaker, Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Mahidol University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Speaker,  Artist talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Speaker, HeforSheArtsWeek: UN Women Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 Guest Speaker, BACC Art Forum: Differing Experiences, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand 

2016 Speaker, TEDx Talk: TEDxYouth@STA, How to Transform Pain, Fear and Insecurities into Power, St. Andrew's International School, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Guest Speaker, Artist Talk: Kawita Vatanajyankur, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Guest Speaker, BACC Art Camp, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand 

2016 Guest Speaker, Les Mercredis de la French Tech: When Tech Meets Art, YenakArt Villa Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 Guest Speaker, BACC Arts Forum: Arts and Gender, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 Guest Speaker, Creative Industries Exchange by Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce, 

Siam@Siam Design Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 

2015 Alumni of the Month, Australian Embassy in Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 - Present Owner and Director of The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand  

2014 Guest speaker, Muse Pass by Museum Siam, Siam Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 Guest speaker, The Arts Club, Thai PBS TV Channel, Bangkok, Thailand 

2014 Guest speaker, Muse Talk: The Artist, National Discovery Museum Institute (Museum Siam), Bangkok, Thailand


Selected Publication


Art Forum - Critics' Picks: Kawita Vatanajyankur at Albright Knox Art Gallery, Kovel S. August 2019

ArtNews - Hidden Bar Returns to Art Basel, With a Bounty of Video Art, Ravioli, Russeth A. 12 June 2019

Cobo Social - Kawita Vatanajyankur: Awareness of Desire, Morelli N. May 2019 

The New York Times- Bangkok’s First Biennale: Politics, Temples and Sex, Belcher D. 14  Jan 2019

Cobo Social - 5 Thai Artists Making Socio-Political Works, Morelli N. 9 January 2019


Realtime - The Female Body from Within, Reid C. 5 December 2018  

CNN Style, Arts - Venice of the East? Bangkok's inaugural Biennale showcases challenging Thai Art,Cerini M. 25 October, 2018

The Nation Newspaper - Punching Bags and Video Arts. 19 October, 2018

South China Morning Post - Bangkok Jumps Aboard the Art Biennale Boat - Well, It was Called Venice of the East. Tsui E. 20 October 2018 

Medium, Nexus Arts - The Scale of Justice: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Farquhar C. October 11, 2018

Art Guide Australia (Cover) - Kawita Vatanajyankur, Dye. September/October 2018 Issue

Bangkok Post - Absurd Thailand, Displayed in Germany, Svasti P. 31 August, 2018

The Nation Thailand - Thai Works Goes on Show in Germany, 31 August 2018

SBS Australia - This Aussie Artist is Putting a New Spin on Women's Labour, Malik S. 31 August 2018

Art Asia Pacific - Performing Textiles: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Pickens R. June 2018 Critic (Issue 13) - Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performance Art Has No Boundaries, Russ W. May 2018

The Australian - RMIT's Hidden Art on Display at New Exhibition. April 2018

The Otago Daily Times - Embracing the Challenge, Fox R. 3 May 2018

W Magazine - The 7 Photographers Proving that the Self-Portrait is 2018's Most Exciting Genre, Eckardt S. 6 April 2018

Lazagne Magazine (Issue 13) - Cover Story: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Bertozzi A. March 2018

ArtSlant Magazine - A Stranger Comes to Town and Takes the Art of Endurance to a New Level, Alessi A. 4 March 2018

Artsy - 8 Highlights from the Spring/Break Art Show, Indrisek S. 6 March 2018


Sundance Institute (Sundance Film Festival) Blog - Artist Spotlight: Kawita Vatanajyankur Becomes the Machines Meant to Replace Us, Currimbhoy H. 26 October 2017

The New York Times - The Art of Being Bombarded by Watermelons, McDermon D. 13 Sep 2017

Venezia News - Cover Story: Kawita Vatanajyankur. August 2017

Bangkok Post Newspaper - Life on the Backstreets, Kupfermansutthavong A. 17 May 2017

The Nation - The Thai re-conquest of Venice, Phataranawik P. 15 May 2017

Art4d Magazine - Kawita Vatanajyankur, Charitbutra N. 18 May 2017 


Bangkok Post Newspaper - Bird on a Wire, Pongpipat K. 6 Jan, 2016 


The Nation Newspaper - Last Glimpse at Thailand Eye, Phataranawik P. 28 December, 2015

Bangkok Post Newspaper - The Art of Work. 18 December, 2015 

ASTV Manager Newspaper - Women, Happy Day-Glow Colors and Dark Humor of Vatanajyankur's Videos. 19 December, 2015 

Runway Magazine Issue 29 (Australian Experimental Art) - Gastroporn, or the Sexualised Eater,Fizell M. November 2015

FAD Magazine - Worth a visit: First Major Showcase of Contemporary Thai Art in the UK, Westall M. December 7, 2015 

Bangkok Post - The Saatchi Gallery Has Its Eye on Thailand, Sukhsvasti U. December 9, 2015

Pupa Press [Chile] - Tools: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Romo C. 2015 - Kawita Vatanajyankur: Work. May 6, 2015 

Visual Arts Hub - Top 10 Shows Tackling Photography Head On, Fairly G. May 6, 2015

Concrete Playground - Kawita Vatanajyankur: Work, Murney A. May 4, 2015

FBI Radio [Arts & Culture] - Top Picks: Head On Photo Festival. May 1, 2015  

The Age - In the Galleries in Melbourne this Week: With Her Feet off the Ground. Rule D. March 16, 2015


Australian Photography - Best of Stills: Season 14. December 1, 2014

The Age - One-liners on Life and Death Bear Repeating, Nelson R. November 26, 2014 

The Age - Abject Collection of Romantic Ruin, Rainforth D. September 3, 2014 

Art Collector Magazine (Issue 69 Cover) What Next: Kawita Vatanajyankur. July-September 2014 

Australian Design Review - Melbourne Art Fair, Serisier G. August 15, 2014 

Blouin Art Info - 10 Must-See 2014 Melbourne Art Fair Booths, Forest N. August 14, 2014 

Concrete Playground - Totally Looks Like, Murney A. June 29, 2014 

Agency Newspaper - Bliska sztuka tajska na inSPIRACJACH, June 27, 2014 

The Art Life - Totally Looks Like, Wolff S. June 13, 2014

Inspiracje/Xtreme. Szczecin: Instytucja Kultury Miasta Szczecin, Adamczewska E. 2014.13 mux, pp. 158-159.    


Excerpt Magazine Issue 6 - Wet Rag 2012: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Marjoram A. December 2013

The Age - Venice to the Degraves underpass, Rainforth D. August 14, 2013

The Age - Planner l The Shortlist. July 12, 2013

RealTime Magazine - Quick Picks, Kawita Vatanajyankur: Tools, January 2013