Orawan Arunrak 2016/17
In her works, the artist Orawan Arunrak (born 1985 in Bangkok, Thailand, where she lives and works) studies the relationship of objects and people to their different physical, sociopolitical and cultural contexts. Arunrak's multimedia installations result from precise observations of her environment and reflect the dialogue between the artist and the local communities in Thailand and on her travels through Southeast Asia and Europe. Many of her earlier works, such as "Come In" (2014), "My Godfather" (2014-2015), or "The Owner" (2015) contain objects, pictures, drawings and texts that encourage the viewer to study the exhibits, stories and references more closely. In her most recent installation "Exit - Entrance" (2017), the artist explores concepts of nationhood and nationality, combining visual and sound elements drawn from conversations held in Thai, German, English and Vietnamese. Orawan Arunrak sees her work as an experiments for the viewer, to try to hear, listen and see in ways that might develop mutual understanding for different ways of living.
|2015||Sàn Art Laboratory, Session 6, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City|
|2014||Pisaot Experimental Arts Residency, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh|
|2007||BFA (Printmaking), Department Of Fine Arts, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok|
|2016||Zones and Verbs, Cartel, Bangkok|
|2013||What Are They Doing Inside?, Speedy Grandma, Bangkok|
|2008||Brandnew: Supernoyz, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok|
|2016||Public Spirits, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau|
|2015||Rates of Exchange Un-Compared, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh|
|2014||Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Thai-European Friendship 2004-2014 (EVA project), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok|
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:
Orawan Arunrak - "Exit - Entrance"
25 May to 18 June 2017
Opening 24 May 2017, 7pm
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (english):
Nicola Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert (eds.), Orawan Arunrak, Exit - Entrance, including an essay by Roger Nelson and an interview by Yvette Mutumba, Dortmund: Verlag Kettler, 2017.