Manit Sriwanichpoom

Born in 1961, Thai artist Manit Sriwanichpoom lives and works in Bangkok.

 

For years, Manit has been a leading figure in Bangkok's lively contemporary art scene. Whether satirizing the foibles of Thai nationalism, or rattling the skeletons of the country?s bloody political past, Manit's work is always insightful and provocative. Best known for his acerbic photographic critiques of Thai consumerism, Manit's trademark Pink Man series has been exhibited the world over. But his most recent projects mark a return to formal concerns and open up new questions about the future of a country divided, wracked by political and symbolic crisis.

Manit's work is held in the collections of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), the Singapore Art Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery, and in numerous private collections. His solo exhibitions include Bangkok in Pink at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Lambs of God at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Pink Man in Paradise at Monash University and Valentine Willie Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), and Beijing Pink at the Highland Gallery (Beijing). In 2007 he was awarded Japan?s prestigious Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Prize.

 

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Manit Sriwanichpoom Né / Born : Bankok, Thailand, 1961
Vit et travaille / Live and works : Bankok, Thailand


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012

Obscene, H Gallery, Bangkok, (Thailand)
2010

Phenomena & Prophecies, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (Singapore)
2008

The Lambs of God, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (Australia)
Ordinary/Extraordinary, Place M, Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan)
2007

Man in Pink, Galerie VU?, Paris (France
2006

Beijing Pink, Highland Gallery, Beijing (China)
2002

Bangkok in Pink, the Gallery, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (Japan)


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES / SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ART FAIRS /FOIRES
2012

Making History, RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt (Germany)
2011

Negotiating Home, History and Nation:, Two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia
1991 ? 2011 Singapore Art Museum (Singapore)
Idols and Icons new photography form Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Yavuz Fine Art, (Singapore)
Cross-Scape, ASEAN ? Korea Contemporary Media Art Exhibition, Seoul (South Korea)
2010

Dreamlands, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
Asia Spectrum, Daegu Photo Biennale (South Korea)
Classic Contemporary, Singapore Art Museum (Singapore)
2009

The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (Australia)
Asia: Exchanging Looks, Galerie Zola / Cite du Livre, Aix-en-Provence (France)
1st Dali International Photography Exhibition, Kunming, Yunnan (China)
2008

Beasts, Breasts & Beauty, Contemporary Southeast Asian Art from a Private Collection,
Alliance Française (Singapore)
Photo Phnom Penh Festival I (Cambodia)
2007

Photoquai, the World Visual Arts Biennale, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris (France)
Festival du Scoop, Angers (France)
Act of Faith, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen (Netherlands)
Asia - Europe Mediations, Poznan National Museum (Poland)
Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe (Germany)
So Close / So Far Away, CRAC ALSACE, Altkirch (France)
2006

Fever Variations, 6th Gwangju Biennale (South Korea)
2005

Neo-Nationalism, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand)
2004

Resistance, Chobi Mela III, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
2003

Next Move, Contemporary Art from Thailand, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore)
Thai Pavillion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, (Italy)
Global Details, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen (Netherlands)
2001

1st China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi (China)
Quatre de Bangkok, PhotoEspana, Madrid (Spain)
The Promise of Photography, DZ Bank, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
2000

Images of the World, Station, Copenhagen (Denmark)
1999

Cities on the Move, Secession, Vienna (Austria)
International Photography Biennale, Centro de la Imagen (Mexico)
The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (Japan)
1998

XXIV Bienal International de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Asia City, The Photographers? Gallery, London (United-Kingdom)


BOURSES ET DISTINCTIONS / GRANTS AND AWARDS
2007
Higashikawa Photo Prize, Hokkaido, Japan
2005

One of 35 short-listed photographers for Paris Photo Prize of the year.
2002

One of the selected artist for the book, Blink. Published by Phaidon Press, Blink showcases
100 of the world?s most exciting, rising star in contemporary photography, selected by 10
international curators.
1998

Second place Leopold Godowsky,Jr. Color photography Awards to Pink Man series and Thai
Dreams series. Organized by The Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, USA.
1992

Honorary Mention to the experimental film, Land of Laugh (16mm), from the ASEAN Young
Cinema Festival ?92, Tokyo, Japan


COLLECTIONS
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
DZ Bank, Germany
Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
ABN-AMRO Bank, The Netherlands
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
The National Gallery of Australia
Singapore Art Museum
Koc Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
H&F Foundation, Netherlands
Oslo Foto Kunst Skole, Norway


FILM & VIDEO ART
2008 Citizen Juling, 222 min (HDV)
2007 Passing Time (Beijing) 6 min (VDO)
1998 Pink Man on Tour, 15 min (VDO)
1995 Uk-ka-bat [Meteorite], 16 mm. experimental short film, 25 min.
1992 Land of Laugh, 16 mm. experimental film, 15 min.


PRESSE/PRESS
2007 Ordinary/Extraordinary, Published by Kathmandu Photo Gallery.
2003 Protest, text by Ing K, published by Chang Puek Nga Dum
2002 Manit Sriwanichpoom, text by Rutger Pontzen, published by Edition de I?oeil
2000 Bangkok in Black & White, text by Ing K, published by Chang Puek Nga Dum

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