Kawita Vatanajyankur (b. 1987) uses her dynamic video art as a springboard to explore the value and understanding of women’s labour and manual work. In her staged performances, Vatanajyankur undertakes physical experiments that playfully, often painfully, test her body’s limits – a challenge that is both unavoidably compelling and uncomfortable to watch.
Kawita Vatanajyankur is represented by Nova Contemporary, Bangkok and Antidote Organisation, Australia
Kawita Vatanajyankur has exhibited widely across Australia, as well as Asia, USA and Europe. Vatanajyankur’s work is held at the National Collection of Thailand and in Museum collections including Singapore Art Museum, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (Dunedin Art Museum), Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, as well as university collections and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and America.
Artworks — Exhibitions
Kawita Vatanajyankur Knit 2019
Video (still), 25 minutes, 47 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok and Antidote Organisation, Australia
Kawita Vatanajyankur Shuttle 2018
HD video 3:27 min. Image courtesy of the artist, Nova Contemporary, Clear Gallery Tokyo and Antidote Organisation. Commissioned by Dunedin Public Art Gallery. © the artist