Represented artist

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Themes of female identity, sexuality, and mortality lie behind the images of death and lament in the work of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. 

She received her MFA from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, in 1986; a Diplom Fuer Bildende Kuenste from Hochschule Fuer Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig in 1990 (DAAD); and Meisterschuelerin, Hochschule Fuer Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig, Germany, in 1994. 

Rasdjarmrearnsook has exhibited her sculptures, installations and performance-related videos and photographs in several solo exhibitions, including Why Is It Poetry Rather than Awareness at the National Gallery, Bangkok (2002); Lament, at TenstaKonsthall, Stockholm (2003); and Great Times Message: Storytellers of the Town and In a Blur of Desire,at 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok (2006-2007) Storyteller of the Town, 4A Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (2014), etc. Her participation in group exhibitions includes Documenta 13,Kassel, Germany (2012); Sydney Biennale 2010, Australia (2010); 7th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific Countries “Pacific Meridian,” Russia (2009); The Quick and the Dead: Rites of Passage in Art, Spirit and Life, Sydney(2009); Wind from the East—Perspectives on Asian Contemporary Art, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; ZKM: Thermocline of Art, Asian New Waves, at ZKM, Germany (2007); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea; Taipei Biennale, Taipei(2006); 51st Venice Biennale, Thai Pavilion, Venice(2005); The Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005-2006); Insomnia, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London(2005); Semi-Insomnia 48 at the Art House, Singapore (2004); Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2003); Istanbul Biennial's Video Works, Diyarbakir and Batman, Turkey (2003); and Glocal Scents of Thailand, Edsvik Museum, Sweden (2000). 

Rasdjarmrearnsook lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she lectures at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University.    


B.F.A. in Graphic Art, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Small Graphic, Goethe Institut, Bangkok


Meisterschuelerin, Hochschule Fuer Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig, Germany (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholar)


Diplom Fuer Bildende Kuenste, Hochschule Fuer Bildende Kuenste Braunschweig, Germany (DAAD Scholar)

Solo Exhibition


Village and Elsewhere, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK

Village and Elsewhere, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok Thailand


In this circumstance, the sole object of attention should be the treachery of the moon, ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand


In a blur of desire, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok


Great Time Message Storyteller of the Town, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok


Lament, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.


Why is is poetry rather than awareness? ,The National Gallery, Bangkok.


At Nightfall Candles are Lighted, Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand

At Nightfall Candles are Lighted, Art Gallery of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


Lament of Desire, Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Lament of Desire, ArtPace, San Antonio, U.S.A.


Lustful of Attachment, The National Gallery, Bangkok.


Water is Naver Still, The National Gallery, Bangkok.


Stories in Room, The National Gallery, Bangkok.


Drawing, Atelier Forsthaus, Gifhorn, West Germany.


Printmaking, Atelier Forsthaus, Gifhorn, West Germany

Printmaking, Vereins - und Westbank, Honnover, West Germany


Graphic Notes, The National Gallery, Bangkok

Small Graphic, Goethe Institut, Bangkok

Selected Group Exhibition


Documenta 13,Kassel, Germany


Innovation In Art Series Video, An Art, A History 1965 – 2010 A Selection from the Centre Pompidou and Singapore Art Museum Collections, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


17th Sydney Biennale, Australia

Return Ticket ; Thailand-Germany, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Border District, Haugar Art Museum, Tonsberg, Norway

1st Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia


"The Quick and the Dead : Rites of Passage in Art, Spirit and Life",  Sydney, Australia

7th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries "Pacific Meridian", Russia


Traces of Siamese Smile ( Art+Faith+Politics +Love) , Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand


Wind from the East - Perspectives on Asian Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

ZKM : Thermocline of Art. Asian New Waves, ZKM, Germany

"The Unsung Show", Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York


Suspended Moment, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok

"Tout A fait Thai 2006", Thai Arts Festival, Paris, France

Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan


The Pantagruel Syndrome. Castello Di Rivoli Museo d' Arte Contemporanea. Turin. Italy

Those dying wishing to stay,those leaving preparing to leave. Thai Pavilion. 51st Venice Biennale. Italy

Spaces and Shadows : Politics of Fun. Haus der kulturen der Welt.Berlin.Germany

Insomnia Institute of Contemporary Arts, London UK


Seni-Insomnia 48. The Art House , Singapore

54th Carnegie International. Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Living Art, The Queen's Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand


Poetic Justice, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Diyarbakir Video Exhibition, Diyarbakir Arts Center, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Time After Time, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Subverted Boundaries, Sculpture Square, Singapore

Parallel Time, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


EV+A 2002, Limerick, Ireland

Small World, Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok


"Unfolding Perspectives", ARS 01, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland.


Lament of Desire, Collaboration with Elison, Perth, Australia

"Glocal Scents of Thailand", Edsvik, Sollentuna, Sweden


Deserted & Embraced, Railway Hotel, Chiang Mai

Deserted & Embraced - revisited, Goethe Institut, Bangkok


The 10th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Traditions / Tensions, New York, U.S.A.


The 1st Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa

"Visions of Happiness", Tokyo, Japan

Art and Environment III, The National Gallery, Bangkok


The 1st Asia - Pacific Triennial Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia

20th International Biennial Exhibition of Graphic Art, Ljubjana, Yugoslavia


Culture and Destruction in Southeast Asian, Nurnberg, West Germany

International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, West Germany