Imhathai Suwatthanasilp

b. 1981 Lives and works in Lamphun and Bangkok, Thailand

Imhathai Suwatthanasilp received a Bachelor’s degree in Thai Arts with 2nd Class Honors, and her Master’s degree in Thai Arts from Silpakorn University, Bangkok. In 2006, she won a scholarship to study at the Exchange Program at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France. She also received a scholarship from the Government of Italy to study the Marble Carving Program at Florence, Italy in 2009 and obtained a Certificate in Marble Carving from Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Italy.

 

Her works have been exhibited internationally at various major art events and venues including International Incheon Women Artists Biennale 2009,Incheon, Korea, Busan Biennale 2010,Busan, Korea, NCA Nichido Contemporary Art,2010, Tokyo, Japan , Coreana Museum of Art, Space*C 2011,Seoul, Korea, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 2011,Manila, Philippines, Singapore Art Museum2012, Singapore, Jakarta Biennale 2017,Indonesia. She was selected for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018. In 2019, her works were presented at the Songkhla Pavillion, Venice Biennale.

In 2016, she was selected as one of the top 30 finalists in “The 2016 Sovereign Asian Art Prize”, Hong Kong. Her work is in a permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum, Maiiam Museum and The art of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Education

2004: B.F.A., Thai Arts (2nd.Class Honors ), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2006: Certificate for Exchange Programme, École nationale supérieure des Beaus-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), Paris, France

2008: M.F.A., Thai Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2009: Certificate in Marble Carving, Accademia di Belle  Arti di Firenze, Italy 

 

Collections

- Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

- The Art of The City of Gothenburg, Sweden

- Maiiam Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Honours and Awards

2016:  Shortlisted as one of the top 30 finalists in “The 2016 Sovereign Asian  Art Prize”, Hong Kong

2013:  “13 Thai Contemporary Artists Award” (Create Artworks with National Artist 2013), The Department of Culture Promotion, Ministry of Culture

2005: Silpa Bhirasri Silver Medal Award, the 22nd Exhibition of Contemporary Arts by Young Artists

2004: Young Thai Artist Award, 2004 in field of Sculpture 

 

Residencies

2016: Ketemu Project Space, Bali, Indonesia

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 - 2020: "(UN)SEEN", 1PROJECTS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2017: “Ruen Sam Nam See : 7 Elements”, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Cell-Scape”, Drawing Project at ApArt art space, Bangkok, Thailand

2014: “Rebirth”, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2012: “Hair for Hope”, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Hair for Hope : The New Beginning”, Ardel Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2011: “Diary of a Weaving Story”, GMT+7 art & design Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2010: “Diary of a Weaving Story”, Ardel Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2008: “DNA”, Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2007: “Memory : My Hair”, ENSBA, Paris, France

        : “DNA”, Whitespace Gallery, Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019: "Trans-Synthesis"' Songkhla Pavilion, Venice, Italy

        : "Look At Me", Art Gallery G23, Bangkok, Thailand 

2018: "Bangkok Art Biennale 2018" Bangkok, Thailand

        : "DRAW Contemporary Drawing", Art Gallery G23, Bangkok, Thailand

2017: "Jakarta Biennale 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia 

        : “Homo Faber II”, Kulturhuset Blå Stället , part of GIBCA 2017 (The Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art), Gothenburg,Sweden

        : “All is One : Art Beyond Ignorance”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Mon Art du Style”, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2016: “Celebrating Murni” ,Sudakara Art Space, Bali, Indonesia

2015: “Undisclosed Territory #9”  An International Performance Event In Karanganyar, Indonesia

        : “Homo Faber”, A Contemporary Art Exhibition by Swedish and Thai artists, The Art Center, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared” SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh

        : “71 Years Anniversary Kamol Tassananchalee & Friends, Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “My Sisters and Other Ghosts”, The Cross Art Project, Sydney, Australia

        : “Beyond Our Friendship”, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

2014: “Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared”, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Time” (gallery’s printing and drawing collections), Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2013: “On Paper 2013” (Paper & Nature), Silpakorn University, Tama Art University Project, Tokyo, Japan

        : “Eternity”, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Metro-Sapiens: Dialogue in the Cave”, Chomphon Cave, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand

2012: “Sex”, Toot Yung Art Center Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Hosanna to Our King”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

        : “On Paper”, Sanamchandra Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand

        : “New Art from Southeast Asia”, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, USA

        : “in-Femininity”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Art on Farm at Baan Jim”, The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Intimately”, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “THAI TRANSIENCE”, Traveling Exhibition of Thai Heritage and Contemporary Art, Singapore  Art Museum, Singapore

2011: “Fabrications”, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines

        : “Dialogues” (A tentative assessment of today’s Arts and Design relations to traditional culture),  

        Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

        : “THAI TRANSIENCE”, Exhibition of Thai Heritage and Contemporary Art, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Show Me Your Hair”, Coreana Museum of Art, Space*C, Seoul, Korea

2010: “Art on Farm”, Jim Thompson Farm, Nakornratchasima Province, Thailand

        : “Wonderful Thai Friendship” WTF Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

        : “Identity, body it” NCA (Nichido Contemporary Art) Tokyo, Japan

        : “Busan Biennale 2010”, Busan, Korea

        : “I Giovani Isan” , Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi, Pelago, Tuscany, Italy

2009: “International Incheon Women Artists Biennale 2009”, Incheon, Korea

        : “Young Female Artists of the Year 2009” by Baan Lae Suan, Bangkok, Thailand

 

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