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KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR

Biography

Vatanajyankur has achieved significant recognition since graduating from RMIT University (BA, Fine Art) in 2011. In 2015, she was a Finalist in the Jaguar Asia Pacific Tech Art Prize and curated into the prestigious Thailand Eye exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London. Her work was curated into 'Islands in the Stream' exhibition in Venice, alongside the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Furthermore, she was selected to present her works at the Asia Triennale of Performing Arts at Melbourne Arts Centre, as well as the Asian Art Biennial Taiwan in that year. Vatanajyankur joined the first Bangkok Art Biennale in 2018 and exhibited her work as part of ‘Absurdity in Paradise’ at Fridericianum Museum in Kassel, Germany.  In 2019, Vatanajyankur held her largest museum show titled  ‘Foul Play’ at Albright Knox Art Gallery in New York, USA. Moreover, she was participated as part of ‘Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories’ exhibition at Maiiam Museum of Contemporary Art (in Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Hamburger Bahnhof (in Berlin, Germany) in 2021. In that same year, her work was chosen for ‘Balance’ exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof. Vatanajyankur joined the third edition of the Bangkok Art Biennale under the theme ‘Chaos and Calm’ while also displaying her work as part of ‘Fun Feminism’ at Kunst Museum Basel in Basel, Switzerland and ‘The Uncanny World’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan in Busan, Korea. In 2023, Vatanajyankur held a solo booth which was introduced by Nova Contemporary at the Encounter section at Art Basel Hong Kong. This year, she will present her works as part of ‘The Spirits of Maritime Crossing’, an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale and will take part as one of the selected artists at the Asia Pacific Triennale (APT11) in Brisbane, Australia. 

Vatanajyankur has exhibited widely across Australia, as well as Asia, USA and Europe. Vatanajyankur’s work is held at the National Collection of Thailand and in Museum collections including Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), JUT Art Museum (Taiwan), M Woods Museum (China), Dunedin Public Art Gallery (New Zealand), Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum (Thailand), DIB Contemporary Art Museum (Thailand), MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art (Thailand), as well as university collections and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and America. She is currently represented by Nova Contemporary, Bangkok.

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