Chitti Kasemkitvatana

b. 1969, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Chitti Kasemkitvatana is an artist, independent curator and educator. His methodology relies on research-based art practice that relates to the use of archival fragments and spatial practice. Applying the new materialist lens, he focuses on entangled ideas in sociocultural history, especially when various spheres become ‘porous’. His artistic operation involves transmission of collective memories via object-device and conversion of data that entails an active process of construction of time in the society. It is to study the convergence of things–in the form of conversation, collision, as well as diffraction.

At the turn of the millennium, he worked with Rirkrit Tiravanija at Namdee Publishing Station producing Thailand’s first audio-visual magazine VER and curated exhibitions for About Art Foundation (aka AARA – About Art related Activities) at About Studio/About Cafe. From 2011 onwards he has been part of various collectives that have produced projects such as Messy Project Space, Messy Sky Magazine and encrypted/decrypted. His curatorial works include ‘The Immeasurable and World’s End’ (JWD Art Space, 2022) and ‘The Architectural Ensemble of Wang Na’ (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 2018).

A recipient of the 22nd Silpa Bhirasri Creativity Grants in 2023 and DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Programme in 2014, Kasemkitvatana’s work has been shown in national and international institutions such as The Art Centre Silpakorn University, Bangkok; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; Centre Pompidou, Paris; daadgalerie, Berlin; CEAAC, Strasbourg; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou; Le Plateau, Paris; Art in General, New York; Succession, Vienna; CAPC, Bordeaux and PS1, New York. His exhibitions include ‘The Spirits of Maritime Crossing’, a collateral event of 60th La Biennale di Venezia Palazzo Smith Mangilli Valmarana in 2024, Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai, Wat Pa Sak and National Museum Chiang Saen in 2023, Bangkok Art Biennale ‘The Prelude : One Bangkok’ in 2022, ‘The Tenebrous Spiral Staircase of the–’ Gallery VER in 2021 and ‘Stories We Tell To Scare Ourselves’ with MOCA Taipei in 2019.


Country: Thailand
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