Nakrob Moonmanas

b. 1990, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Nakrob Moonmanas completed a degree in Thai Literature from Chulalongkorn University. Collages are the foundation of his artistic practice and his medium of choice. These are based on research he has carried out into the visual production of Thai arts and cultures, in illustration, publications, photographs and advertisements.

Nakrob draws from different sources of inspiration and combines a wide range of images in his works. From fragments of local history and visual culture, to more contemporary aesthetics, he does not hesitate to replace Thai icons with characters from Western mythologies and Christianity in order to create his own narratives. In his works, Western and Thai influences constantly merge in an attempt to make the hermetic concept of ‘Thainess’ more intelligible.

The artist has had solo exhibitions such as ‘Sacrifice’ at People’s Gallery in Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre in 2017 and ‘Coronet’ at Thonglor Art Space in 2018, as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions, including ‘Inbetweenness’ at The Prelude One Bangkok in 2019, and ‘The Immeasurable and World’s End at JWD Art Space’ in 2022. From 2020 to 2021, Nakrob was a laureate of the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. His artist residency in Paris was supported by the Institut Français and the embassy of France in Bangkok, Thailand.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM WARIN LAB CONTEMPORARY AND CITÉ DE ARTS PARIS, FEBRUARY

Country: Thailand