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b. 1989, Thailand

Graduated from Kasetsart University Laboratory School in 2007 and from Silpakorn University, Faculty of Decorative Arts, in 2011, Kantapon Metheekul, better known as Gongkan, currently works and resides in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduating from Silpakorn University, the artist moved to New York City to start a fine arts continuing education at SVA, where he spent 3 years working in creative departments of advertising agencies. In his spare time, he created street art and illustrations centered on the idea of him being transported through time and space to his homeland. His work, which he named “Teleport Art”, gained notoriety in the New York street art scene and later in Bangkok. The element of time is a predominant concept in Gongkan’s paintings: surrealistic canvas, populated by human figures, realized with graphic flat strokes. Through presenting different visions of the present times or rewriting the past, the artist creates alternate realities in the process.

His selected and recent solo exhibitions include “Inner Place” Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing  (China, 2022);, “Gongkan: For someone who hate the Rainbow”, Over the Influence, Paris (France, 2022); “Introspection”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok (Thailand, 2021); “Tip of the Iceberg”, Over the Influence, Los Angeles (US, 2021); “Yestertedaytomorrow”, River City Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand, 2019), etc. Selected group exhibitions include: “Inquiry to the wall: International Young Artist Invitational Exhibition” , Soul Art Center, Beijing (China, 2023); “Post-me Generation: How to write about young artists”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (China, 2022); “Group show: Falling”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (China, 2022); “Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021”, Macao Museum of Art (Macao, 2021); “Retrospective Utopia”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok (Thailand, 2020), etc.


Group show: Intersection of existence

Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Kitti Narod, Gongkan, Navin Rawanchaikul, Sakarin Krue-On, Pannaphan Yodmanee,

Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Suntur

Curated by: Mai Wongsawasdi

4.20 - 6.11, 2024


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Gongkan Solo Exhibition: Public but Private

Curated by: Hyunmin Kim

6.10 - 7.15, 2023


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Mille Cortex

Armin Boehm, Chen Yingjie, Cheng Chi Tien Lin, Ding Hongdan, Etsu Egami, Gongkan, Gao Hang, Oska Gutheil, Huang Bingjie, Stephen Wong Chun Hei, Kong Huidong, Leng Guangmin, Liu Youran, Kitti Narod, Jade Ching-yuk Ng, Woo Kukwon, Wang Xiyao, Xie Xuanxuan, Yan Jingzhou, and Zhang Haoyan.

Curated by: Fiona Lu

3.18 - 4.21, 2023

Hong Kong Wong Chuk Hang Space

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Curated by: Yonni Park, Jeeeun Hong

11.26 - 12.31, 2022


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Gongkan: Inner Place

Curated by: Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani

11.6 - 12.5, 2022

Beijing Headquarters Gallery Space

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Post-me Generation: How to write about young artists

Alessandio Gianni, Chen Yingjie, Diren Lee, Etsu Egami, Gongkan, Hao Zecheng, Hou Jianan, Jade Ching-yuk Ng, Jia Yirui, Kitti Narod, Liao Man, Olivier Souffrant, Suntur, Xiyao Wang, Wendimagegn Belete, Yang Bodu, Zhang Zhanzhan

7.24 - 8.20, 2022

Beijing Headquarters Gallery Space

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Group show: Falling

Andres Barrioquinto, Marla Bendini, Jigger Cruz, Ayka Go, Gongkan, Faris Heizer, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Geraldine Javier, Sakarin Krue- On, Dinh Q Lê, Mit Jai Inn, Raffy Napay, Kitti Narod, Eko Nugroho, Kim Oliveros, Wedhar Riayadi, Wedhar Riyadi, Luis Antonio Santos, Rodel Tapaya, Khairulddin Wahab, Entang Wiharso, Shen Jiaqi, Pannaphan Yodmanee, Yunizar

12.18.2021 - 1.15, 2022

Beijing 2nd Space

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Curated by: Nim Niyomsin

11.6 - 12.12, 2021


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Retrospective Utopia

Yunizar, Marina Cruz, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Kristoffer Ardena, Gongkan

9.24 - 10.20, 2020


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Meet the Artist | Gongkan


Selected Works
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