One of Southeast Asia’s leading photographic artists, Manit Sriwanichpoom (b. 1961) has made a career of icon-study in the Thai context, creating an original body of work that reveals Thailand in all her contemporary socio-political complexity. A former photojournalist, he is perhaps best known for his still-ongoing Pink Man series, which operates as an ironic and sometimes pathos- injected critique of consumer culture in Thailand and wider Asia.Read More
Sriwanichpoom has exhibited worldwide, including the 50th Venice Biennale in 2000 and the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial in 2009. He is collected by the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (Paris), DG Bank (Germany), ABN-AMRO Bank (Netherlands), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia), Vehbi Koç Foundation (Turkey) and numerous international private collections. In 2007, Sriwanichpoom was awarded Japan’s prestigious Higashikawa Photo Fiesta Prize, and in 2014 the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by French Ministry of Culture & Communication.
Text courtesy Yavuz Gallery.
Showing concurrently in Singapore and Bangkok, the artist’s new show Fear exhibits selected pieces from ten new photography series, alongside two video works. It is inspired by transfers of power, protests, restrictions on freedoms to critique the monarchy and Sriwanichpoom’s own concerns for the future of his country.