Pannaphan Yodmanee

Born 1988, Nakhon Si Thammarat province lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Pannaphan Yodmanee combines found objects, natural elements such as rocks and minerals, and painted elements that recall traditional Thai art and architecture. The artist examines the relevance of Buddhist philosophy to our lives. Through her abstract works, she explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology. Utilising a combination of raw, natural materials with found objects of contemporary origin, her works imbue the painted designs and motifs endemic to traditional Thai art with the universal and persistent themes of loss, suffering, devastation, and the karmic cycles of death and rebirth. Her accolades include top prizes in the Thai Traditional Painting Awards (2013), as well as the Young Thai Artist Awards (2006–2007). In 2015, her works were showcased at the Thailand Eye exhibition presented at the Saatchi Gallery, London, at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and at the Singapore Biennale last year at the Singapore Art Museum. In 2016, Pannaphan Yodmanee also won the prestigious Benesse Prize.




B.F.A (Thai Arts), Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphical Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


Solo Exhibitions

2018      "RUIN", 1PROJECTS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2016     "#TIME", La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand  


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019      11th Bienesse Prize, Southeast Asian, Fukutake House, Shodoshima Island, Japan

              "The Link", Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok

              "SEA - New Generation", Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

2018      The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Oagoma, Australia 

              140th Years B.Grimm: Corporation with a consciences, the history of Thailand - Germany, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand

              "TIME LAPSE", Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, Chaina

              "Sediments of Migration", Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

              "Nirvana: Tropical Rebirth", Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

2016     "Thailand Eye", Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

2015     "Myth/History II: Shanghai Galaxy", Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

             "Thailand Eye", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2014      Thai Charisma: Heritage + Creative Power, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

2012      Her Story, SCB bank Thailand

              Siam App, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2011      33rd Bualuang Painting Exhibition, Thailand

              57th National Arts Exhibition, Thailand

              23rd Toshiba Art Exhibition, Thailand

2010      29th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, Singapore

              27th Young Thai Artist Award, Thailand

              22nd Toshiba Art Exhibition, Thailand

2009      Imagination in Thai Arts, Thailand

2006      Art Exhibition of Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Fine Arts

2005      2nd Thaksin Youth Arts Exhibition



2019      La Biennalede Lyon, France

2018    "Sediments of Migration," Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

2016     "An Atlas of Mirrors", Singapore Biennale 2016, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore


Art Fairs

2018    La Lanta Fine Art at Art Central 2019, Hong Kong, China

2017    Yavuz Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Hong Kong, China

2015    Yavuz Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2015, Singapore




2017      The 1st Prize Benesse, The 11th, at Singapore Biennale 2016

2016      Winner, 11th Benesse Prize

2014      2nd Prize, The 80th Singha Photo Contest, Singha Corporation

2013      1st Prize, Bualuang Gold Medal, The 35th Thai Traditional Painting,

              Bangkok Bank Foundation

2011      Excellence Award, Young Thai Artist Award

              Nominated Student of the 6th Contemporary Arts Camp

              Complimentary Award, 6th Youth Arts Competition

              2nd Class Honour, 28th Silpa Bhirasri Exhibition

              Special Prize, Imagination for Thai Literacy by Intouch

              3rd Prize, Bualuang Bronze Medal, 34rd Thai Traditional Painting,Bangkok Bank Foundation

              2nd Prize, The 58th national Arts Competition, Krungthai Bank

2010      Complimentary Award, 2nd Imagination for Thai Literacy

              3rd Prize, Bualuang Bronze Medal, 32nd Thai Traditional Painting, Bangkok Bank Foundation

2008      Complimentary Award, The 1st UOB Thai Artists Competition

2007      1st Prize, The 2nd Young Thai Artist Award

2006      3rd Prize, Sculpture, Student Exhibition of Nakhon Si Thammarat, College of Fine Arts

              Excellence Award, The 18th Arts for Better Life Competition

              1st Prize, The 1st Young Thai Artist Award

2005      Complimentary Award, Thai Painting, Student Exhibition of Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Fine Arts

              Complimentary Award, 3rd Thaksin Youth Arts Exhibition

              Excellence Award, 17th Toshiba Art Exhibition

2004      Complimentary Award, Thai Rice, Rice Foundation 



                                                                                Pannaphan Yodmanee




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