Encrypted / Decrypted

Nipan Oranniwesna
Wantanee Siripattananuntakul
Chitti Kasemkitvana
Tanatchai Bandasak

16.08 - 23.09, 2018




The way these four artists develop their research is individually unique each represents a complete artistic world. Despite the difference in their works and topics that they research, they each develop their own contents keeping an individual artistic dimension. Even though the message is connected either to social or existential topics or it’s a reflection on art, this content lies on a very deep level, it lives in their artistic cosmos and never exits it, never makes the effort of approaching the public too closely, never please the public being more direct, more obvious or more agreeable. This artistic generation is finally detached from the leftover ideas of regional context, on the contrary, their art stands for itself, it's auto substantial, it's the kind of art that lives out of time, out of trends and is independent from its specific context. Art operates on a specific level: it lives in the intersection of meaning and sign, and an artwork is an artwork if sign and meaning are interconnected indissolubly. This “encrypted” language speaks loud by itself.

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Nipan Oranniwesna

1986 – B.F.A on Graphic Arts in Silpakorn University 1993 – M.F.A. in Tokyo University of Fine Arts & Music

His recent exhibitions included: Reminiscence of Earth, Yokohama Museum of Art, Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan (1996) ; 52nd Venice Biennale, Thai Pavilion, Italy.2007; Singapore Biennale 2013: If The World Change, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2013); Medium at Large: Shape Shifting Material & Methods in Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.(2014); MDIII: Fragility & Monumentality, BACC, Bangkok (2014); ART NORMAL 2: TOIBURI, Community Based Art Project, National Museum, Ratchabui Province, Thailand (2016); DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia , MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museums , Chiang Mai (2018) etc.

Tanatchai Bandasak

2004-2007 – B.A in film and photography, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand 2009-2011 – École Nationale Supérieure D'ARTS Paris-Cergy, France (DNSEP)

While it lasts, Tadu contemporary art, Bangkok, Thailand (duo), 2016; Musée de la Bresse - Domaine des Planons, Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon, France, 2009. Recent exhibitions included:“ Go, Said the Bird, 338 Oida Gallery, Bangkok, 2013; Circuit, Messy Project Space, Bangkok, 2012; Black-out, Gallery Artenact, Paris, 2010.

Wantanee Siripattananuntakul

1998 – B.F.A. in Silpakorn University
2006-07 – Master pupil of Prof. Jean-François Guiton, University of the Arts Bremen
2009 – lecturer at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University

Born in Thailand. Her recent exhibitions included:“The Broken Ladder”, Gallery Ver, Bangkok, 2018; "(dis) continuity", The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2012; “Wantanocchiobot '09”, Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, 2009; “A Wantanee retrospective”, PSG Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2007; “Gondola al Paradiso”, Thai Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; “Samut Thai: Unfinished History”, TPAM, Yokohama, 2017; “Warning”, National School of Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2011.

Chitti Kasemkitvatana

1995 – BA in Fine Art from RMIT University, Melbourne

His recent exhibitions included: Human Alienation, The Art Centre Silpakorn University, 2016; More than Lovers, More than Friends - A Film Program, Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2016; Encounters with Pompidou, exhibition within exhibition of Museum On/Off, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2016; Seymour, CEAAC, Strasbourg, 2014; One Step Forward, Two Steps Back - Us and Institution, Us as Institution, Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2013. His recent solo exhibition was at daad galerie, Berlin entitled One moment into another. A collision, 2015. Chitti Kasemkitvatana was a recipient of the 2014 Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Artists-in-Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service).


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