Kamolpan Chotvichai addresses issues of identity and gender in photo-based self-portraits. Challenging the formal limitations of paper and canvas, she meticulously hand-cuts images of her body, creating sinuous ribbons along various parts of her anatomy. Based on an understanding of Buddhist teachings, Chotvichai obliterates her identity, eliminating her face and literally strips away her physical form, in the process relinquishing attachment to her body.

Born in Bangkok in 1986, Kamolpan Chotvichai received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Silpakorn University, Bangkok. She is the recipient of The Gold Medal prize at the 58th National Exhibition of Art in Thailand. Her work was prominently featured in Thailand Eye at Saatchi Gallery, London, the first major survey of contemporary Thai art in the United Kingdom and was chosen for the cover of the book accompanying the exhibition. She also was the youngest artist to participate in Frontiers Reimagined, an exhibition of global art and Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale. The show was mounted at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani and named one of the five best exhibitions at the Biennale by The Art Newspaper.

 

KAMOLPAN CHOTVICHAI b.1986, Bangkok

2009 BFA (Printmaking), Silpakorn University, Bangkok
2011 MFA (Visual arts), Silpakorn University, Bangkok

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016 ‘Fragility of the self’ ,Sundaram Tagore Gallery ,Singapore
2016 ‘Fragility of the self’ ,Sundaram Tagore Gallery ,NY
2013 ‘Emptiness’ ,Ardel gallery ,Bangkok ,Thailand

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 ‘Thailand eye’, Saatchi gallery, London and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
2015 ‘Frontiers Reimagined’, the 56th Venice biennale, Museo di palazzo grimani, Venice
2014 ‘Anthropos’, Sundaram Tagore gallery, New York, NY
2013 ‘Anthropos’, Sundaram Tagore gallery, Singapore
2013 Participant in Thailand 59th national exhibition of Art
2013 ‘Anthorpos’, Numthong gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 ‘Thai Trends from Localism to Internationalism’, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
2012 ‘International women arts exhibition lights of women’, Gwangju Museum of Arts and Metro gallery, Gwangju

AWARDS

2015 Bronze medal prize, Thailand 61st National exhibition of Art
2014 Bronze medal prize, Thailand 60th National exhibition of Art
2012 Gold medal prize ,Thailand 58th National exhibition of Art
2012 Originality of Creative conception prize, International Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk
2011 Silver medal prize, Thailand 57th National exhibition of Art
2010 Grand prize, Young Thai artist award by SCG Foundation, Bangkok

TEACHING

2011-2013 Fine Arts, Printmaking and Media Arts, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Bangkok