My work is derived from the visual language of everyday Thai culture, steeped in ritual, superstition and myth engaging in Bangkok sense of disappointment and imperfect beauty. These ideas can be traced further to propaganda in Thai mass media, which is imbued in Thai cultural background.In Bangkok there is no hierarchy, everything is all over the place but it seems to have its own charm. At the same time it portrays a sense of failure, failure of the modern world.

 

In the process of juxtaposition, disposition, reconfiguration, and alchemy the tension between absurdity and spirituality, the works becomes dissolved and ambiguous.

b. 1983, Bangkok, Thailand

lives and works in London and Bangkok                                   

 

Education:
2016 - 2018                  MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London

2012 - 2013                  MFA Computational Studio Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London

2011 - 2012                  Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, New York

2002 - 2007                  BArch Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Group Exhibitions:

2019                               ‘How Come You Never Go There’, 310 NX Road, London, UK (two-person exhibition)

2018                               ‘Queer Art(ists) Now’ And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, Archive Gallery, London, UK
2018                               ‘Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Degree Show 2018’, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
2018                               ‘Rituals: ink, oil, cotton, and thread’, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand

2018                               ‘Conspiracy of The Real’, Tenderpixel, London, UK

2017                             ‘Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Open Studios’, Deptford X, London, UK

2015                             ‘Inside the Machine', Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok, Thailand
2014                             ‘Heat Wave’, Speedy Grandma, Bangkok, Thailand
2014                             ‘Hotel Art Fair 2014’, Farmgroup, Bangkok, Thailand
2013                             ‘Nowhere 2013’, Goldsmiths, University of London, London
2012                             ‘Siamese Connection: 3012’, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York

2012                             ‘Spring Fair’, Parsons The New School for Design, New York City

2011                             ‘A Strange Sense of Calm’, Botanic Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2010                             ‘Within These Walls: Everything might be ok, all about Thai’, BACC, Bangkok, Thailand

Solo Exhibitions:
2017                             'YES', Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, Thailand
2016                            
‘Contemplation#1:(Re)verse’, TARS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2012                             ‘American Forrest’, Messy, Bangkok, Thailand
2011                             ‘Do :D d: (See)’, Nospace Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Publication:
2018                           Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, ‘Southeast Asian rituals, interpreted’, Bangkok Post, (May 2018)

                                           https://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/art/1475393/southeast-asian-rituals-interpreted

2017                           Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, ‘The Woes of the Yes Man’, Bangkok Post, (August 2017)

                                           https://www.bangkokpost.com/archive/the-woes-of-the-yes-man/1307651

2017                             ‘Global Terroir: Bangkok’, LaBelle Revue #7

2016                             'CONTEMPLATION #1: (RE)VERSE',art4d, (April 2016) 

                                         http://art4d.com/2016/04/contemplation-1-reverse/

2015                              Kaona Pongpipat, 'Moments, Machines and Man,' Bangkok Post, (July 2015)
                                         http://www.bangkokpost.com/lite/topstories/630768/moments-machines-and-man

 

Awards / Shortlisted:

2015                              Shortlisted for Rijksakademie residency 2016

2011                              Graduate Dean's Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design

Residencies and Workshops:
2017-2018                   Studiolog https://studiolog.ch (January 2018)