MANIT SRIWANICHPOOM
b. 1961, Bangkok, Thailand. Lives and works in Bangkok.

Manit Sriwanichpoom is one of Thailand’s leading photographic artists, as well as one of Southeast Asia’s most internationally exhibited. He is best known for his still-ongoing Pink Man series, begun in post-Asian Crisis Thailand of the late 1990s. Operating as an ironic and sometimes pathos-injected critique of consumer culture in Thailand and wider Asia, Pink Man probes Thailand’s social concerns and erased histories of recent decades. Other series, including the iconic black and white Waiting for the King (Standing & Sitting) of 2006, provide a critical examination of Thai national institutions. Sriwanichpoom is particularly interested in Thai history and his country’s political development of the last few decades. Appropriating others’ images as well as using his own photographs as documents, he has created an original body of work that reveals Thailand in all her contemporary socio-political complexity.

22 - 26 Mar, 2016
Featuring works by 23 artists from Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam,
"Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia" at 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects
in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district will present some of the most interesting and
innovative voices from Southeast Asia. Focused on the region’s shifting range of art
practices, the exhibition focuses on four countries from Indochina: Myanmar, Thailand,
Cambodia and Vietnam. There is a certain connection that can be felt among the works
but the origins and dialogues in play all have different sources that are particular to the artists’ personal backgrounds paired with the national, religious, political or social identity of each one.
25 - 29 Mar, 2015
Visit 10 Chancery Lane Gallery at Stand E13 at Art Paris 2015 in the Grand Palais. The gallery will exhibit artwork by leading artists from Southeast Asia including Dinh Q. Le, Vu Dan Tan and Bui Cong Khanh (Vietnam), Chan Dany (Cambodia) and Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand), as well as Chinese artist Wang Keping.
Subjective Truth, Contemporary Art from Thailand is a special project curated by Southeast Asia specialist Iola Lenzi, presenting artists Sutee Kunavichayanont, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, Michael Shaowanasai, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and Prapat Jiwarangsan.