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Kawita Vatanajyankur

Born: Bangkok, Thailand, 1987


Kawita is represented by:

Nova Contemporary - Bangkok, Thailand



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

2023 Solo Booth, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia 

2023 Field Work (Solo Booth), Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

2022 Body, Labour, Consumption, Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy

2022 Mental Machine: Labor in the Self Economy, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2021 Spinning Wheels, Jim Thompson House Museum, Bangkok, Thailand

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

2024 The Spirits of Maritime Crossing, an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2024 Can't Help but Love Her, Suwon Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2024 The 11th Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane, Australia
2024 Chronic Compulsions: Selected Works from Art Addicts Anonymous, The Private Museum, Singapore
2024  The Managed Heart: Art and Emotional Labour, NTU ADM Gallery, Singapore 
2024  She’s a Knockout: Sport, Gender, and the Body in Contemporary Art, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, USA
2023 Living an Artist's Life, MadeIn Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2023 Dasein: Born to be Human, JUT Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2023 Table Manners, Appetite, Singapore 
2022 Uncanny Encounters, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Busan, Busan, Korea

2022 The Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC) and Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
2022 Fun Feminism, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2022 Balance, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany 
2022 No False Idols, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
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 Nation, Narration, Narcosis: 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 OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
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)

Selected Publication


Art World Database - Spotlight: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Vatanajyankur K. March 2024


Art Basel - Confronting Land Politics at Art Basel Hong Kong, Liu M. March 2023

Art Asia Pacific - One on One, Vatanajyankur K. May 2023


Simon Lee Foundation - Mental Machine: Labour in the Self Economy, Chau C. September 2022

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

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