Nakrob Moonmanas
Nakrob Moonmanas (born in 1990, Bangkok) is a visual artist based in Bangkok, primarily working with the medium of collage. He graduated from Thai literature studies at Chulalongkorn University. His focus centers on exploring the historical memories of Thai visual arts and cultures. Moonmanas endeavours to unveil, play with, and question these aspects in various dimensions. By delving into pictorial archives spanning multiple times and places, his artworks come to life through the juxtaposition of local and exotic fragments of history and visual culture. Infused with a contemporary aesthetic, this amalgamation creates an alternative narrative, prompting a reexamination of the past and inviting viewers to explore and assess once again topics they are almost familiar with. Moonmanas’s recent work has been shown at various institutes, such as the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Warin Lab Contemporary, Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok and Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. From 2020 to 2021, Moonmanas was a laureate of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His artist residency in Paris was supported by the Institut français and the Embassy of France in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2022, Moonmanas was one of the artists of the Bangkok Art Biennale.

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2013 Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Thai language and literature (1st Class Honours), 
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Artist Residency

2020-2021 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Selected Exhibitions    

2022 “Timirbhu: the new world order” Jim Thomson art center, Bangkok.

2021 “Photo-Alchemy”, Alliance Française, Bangkok

2018 "Coronets" at ThongLor Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand.

2017 "Sacrifice" at People's Gallery, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Bangkok, Thailand.

Selected Duo Exhibitions

2022 “Artificial Nature” with Mary Pakinee, Warin lab, Bangkok

2019 "The Art of Human Rights" with Naraphat Sakarthornsap, the European Union in Thailand in collaboration with the Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) of the Ministry of Justice, YELO House, Bangkok, Thailand.           

Selected Group Exhibitions   

2022 Bangkok Art Biennale 2022

2022 “The Immeasurable and World's End ” JWD Art Space, Bangkok.

2021 “The Hermeneutics of Resonances” Cité Internationale de Arts, Paris.

2019 “In-betweenness” the prelude One Bangkok. Bangkok.

2019 “Tian Tian Xiang Shang: Arts is Learning Learning is Arts” An exhibition of creative cultural exchange  Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Zuni Icosahedron, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok.

2018 “Flip the fan” Yelo house, Bangkok.

2016 "Unseen Siam: Early Photography 1860 – 1910" Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok.

2012 "SHOW YOURSELF: ASEAN Self-Portrait, Korean Self-Portrait" Seoul Museum of History, Seoul, South Korea.

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