Pannaphan Yodmanee

b.1988, Pattani, Thailand
Lives and works in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand

Pannaphan Yodmanee graduated with a MFA and BFA in Thai Arts from Silpakorn University in Thailand. Her works combine found objects, natural elements such as rocks and minerals, and painted elements that recall traditional Thai art and architecture. Through her mesmerizing abstract works, she explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology; the natural phenomena of time, loss, devastation, and death; and the Karmic connection of time as we are born and reborn.

In 2015, Pannaphan’s work was shown at ‘Thailand Eye’ at London’s Saatchi Gallery. The show later traveled to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. In 2016, she won the Benesse Prize, and the chair of the jury, Akiko Miki said, “Her painterly, sculptural and architectural work creates a unique, breathtaking landscape by mixing microscopic and macroscopic visions with Buddhist cosmology, traditional and modern techniques, and natural and artificial materials.”

Pannaphan has before exhibited at institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Bangkok Art and Culture Center (Thailand), Yuz Museum (China); and participated in the Lyon Biennale, (France, 2019), Bangkok Art Biennale, (Thailand, 2019), The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, (Australia, 2018), and the Singapore Biennale (Singapore, 2016).

Biography information from Tang Contemporary Art, February 2023

Country: Thailand
Social Media: @pannaphanyodmanee