MANIT SRIWANICHPOOM
b. 1961, Bangkok, Thailand. Lives and works in Bangkok.

Manit Sriwanichpoom is one of Thailand’s leading photographic artists, as well as one of Southeast Asia’s most internationally exhibited. He is best known for his still-ongoing Pink Man series, begun in post-Asian Crisis Thailand of the late 1990s. Operating as an ironic and sometimes pathos-injected critique of consumer culture in Thailand and wider Asia, Pink Man probes Thailand’s social concerns and erased histories of recent decades. Other series, including the iconic black and white Waiting for the King (Standing & Sitting) of 2006, provide a critical examination of Thai national institutions. Sriwanichpoom is particularly interested in Thai history and his country’s political development of the last few decades. Appropriating others’ images as well as using his own photographs as documents, he has created an original body of work that reveals Thailand in all her contemporary socio-political complexity.

ARTIST NEWS
The Roving eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
15 Sep 2014
THE ROVING EYE
Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
Curated by Iola Lenzi
17 September 2014–4 January 2015

From 17 September on, ARTER will host a large curated exhibition of Southeast Asian contemporary art for the first time in Turkey. Entitled “The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia” and curated by researcher and critic Iola Lenzi, the exhibition will present 40 works by 36 of Southeast Asia’s most innovative contemporary artists from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
As well as introducing forms, materials, conceptual methodologies, and aesthetic codes commonly featured in the artistic production of the region, the exhibition will offer critical insights into today’s regional culture and the many tensions cleaving the societies of Southeast Asia. In particular, The Roving Eye argues multiple points of view on self and society as a central canon of Southeast Asian contemporary art.
The Roving Eye will feature installations, videos, sound pieces, photography and performances, a number of which were especially commissioned for the exhibition. The exhibition will place particular emphasis on works that embrace experience, interactivity and participation.
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"SUBJECTIVE TRUTH, CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THAILAND'' PRESS IN ART RADAR ASIA
27 May 2013
Check out the "Subjective Truth, Contemporary Art from Thailand" in Art Radar Asia.
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"SUBJECTIVE TRUTH" IN BLOUIN ARTINFO
01 Jun 2013
"Subjective Truth" Paints a Mixed Picture of Modern Thailand by Adeline Chua - Blouin Artinfo.
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CONCEPT CONTEXT CONTESTATION: ART AND THE COLLECTIVE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
16 Nov 2013
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) presents Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, a new exhibition about conceptual approaches to making art for, with, and about the collective and collective issues in Southeast Asia.

The exhibition includes: Bui Cong Khanh, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Michael Shaowanasai, Prapat Jiwarangsan, Sutee Kunavichayanont and Vandy Rattana.
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