Sunday, 3 March 2013


Born in 1962, August, Bangkok, Thailand.
Live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.

Education:
1986     - B.F.A. 1st Class Hons. Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok.
1993     - M.F.A. Printmaking, Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music, Tokyo, Japan.

Scholarships:
1990-1996         - Japanese Government (Monbusho) to study in Japan.

Experiences:
1988-1990         - Lecturer, College of Fine Art, Bangkok.
1997-2000         - Lecturer, Visual Arts Department, School of Fine & Applied Arts, Bangkok                                   University, Bangkok.
2000-2003         - Chairperson, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok University, Bangkok.
Present             - Chairperson, Visual Arts Department, School of Fine & Applied Arts, Bangkok
                           University, Bangkok.
Artist in Residence:
2004     - Big Sky Mind, Cubao, Philippines.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2012     - Speechless, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok.
2009     - Being.....at homE, osage kwuan tong, Hong Kong.
            - NIPAN ORANNIWESNA, osage singapore, Singapore.
1997     - Birthplace, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok.
1996     - NIPAN ORANNIWESNA, Clay Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
            - Reminiscence of Earth, Yokohama Museum of Art, Art Gallery, Japan.
            - Reminiscence of Earth, Yanaka Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
            - Reminiscence of Earth, Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music, Tokyo, Japan.
1995     - Reminiscence of Earth, Clay Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015     - Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock: Biographical Imprints — Artistic Practices in Southeast
               Asia, Southeast Asia Platform, Art Stage 2015, Singapore
2014     - MEMORANDUM, BUG, Bangkok.
            - Medium at Large: Shapeshifting Material & Methods in Contemporary Art,
              Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
            - Re/call/Re/form/Re/master, Silverlens, Singapore.
            - MDIII: Fragility & Monumentality, BACC, Bangkok
            - Market Force: Erasure: From Conceptualism to Abstraction, City University of Hong

              Kong, Hong Kong.
2013     - Singapore Biennale 2013: If The World Change, SAM, Singapore.
            - Setouchi Triennale 2013, Asia Art Platform, Fukutake House, Shodoshima, Japan.
            - Art Basel Hong Kong, presented by osage gallery, Hong Kong.
            -Thresholds Contemporary Thai Art, sandaram tagore gallery, New York.
2012     - Artist in Wonderland, Kuandu Biennale 2012, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
            - Print Tokyo 2012, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan.
            - 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations, The Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
            - Subject Shall Remain Anonymous, Give Art Space, Singapore.
2011     - City-Net Asia 2011, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea.
            - Wonderland, g23, Bangkok.
            - We Who Saw Signs, ICAS Gallery1, Singapore.
            - THIS IS NOT A FAIRY TALE, g23, Bangkok.
            - SOS Sounding Creativity, BUG, Bangkok.
2010     - PAPER MATTERS, BACC, Bangkok.
            - Thai Yo: Thai Japanese Contemporary Art, BACC, Bangkok.
2009     - Unsung Melody in an Lullaby, BACC, Bangkok.
            - Safe place in the future, Ver Gallery, Bangkok.
            - ART 80's, HOF ART Gallery, Bangkok.
            - Krungthep 226, BACC, Bangkok.
2008     - Positive Living, BUG, Bangkok.
            - Sea Art Festival, Busan Biennale 2008, Korea.
            - THIS IS NOT A FAIRY TALE, Soka Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan.
            - More to Love, ARTAIDS Project, The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, The Art Centre,
              Chiengmai.
            - Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
            - From Surface to Origin, Gallery SOULFLOWER, Bangkok.
            - Monologue/ Dialogue II, BISCHOFF/WIESS, London, UK.
            - Paradise Engineering, The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
2007     - Art on Coffee Table, Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok.
            - 52nd Venice Biennale, Thai Pavilion, Venice, Italy.
            - Show Me Thai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
            - School of Bangkok: who and where are we in this contemporary era, BUG, Bangkok.
2006     - Monologue/ Dialogue, BUG, Bangkok.
            - Dual Voltage, Bangkok University Gallery Rangsit Campus, Pathum Tanee.
            - Cross Flow, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Patriothall Gallery and WASPA, Edinburgh, Scotland.
            - School of Bangkok, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok.
2005     - Shield & Armor, Big Sky Mind, Cubao, Philippines.
2004     - OH!, site-specific at abandon factory, Bangkok.
2003     - Present Perfect, Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art, Bangkok.
2001     - Recent Work by Former Winner, The 10th International Prnt & Drawing Exhibition, R.O.C., Taipei,
              Taiwan.
            - Dedans- Dehors, Gallery Crous-Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
            - Kwarmroo khu Kwarmdee, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok.
2000     - Glocal Scent of Thailand, Edsvik kunst och kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden.
1999     - International Biennial Drawing and Graphic Art, Gyr, Hungary.
            - FAB, National Art Gallery, Bangkok.
1998     - Book, site-specific at the former home of Kurusapa Publishing, Bangkok.
            - VS, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok.
            - Eastern Approach, Beldem Gallery, London, UK.
            - Thai Spirit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
            - Bangkok Art Project, Public Art in Community Lives Across The Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok.
            - Salon Show, Project 304, Bangkok.
1997     - Absolute Abstract, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok.
            - Rabbit, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok.
1996     - 11 Deutsche Internationale Grafix-Tiennale, Frechen, Germany.
            - 4th Biennale of Graphic Arts Beogard' 96 International Exhibition, Beogard, Yugoslavia.
            - Kamen, Ginza Inoue Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1995     - Thailand-Japan Exchange Print Exhibition 1995, Chiba Shimin Gallery, Chiba, Japan.
            - Two Artists Show: Nipan Oranniwesna & Noriko Harada, Gallery 17, Tokyo, Japan.
            - 35X30 cm, Gallery Kinter, Germany.
            - The 11th Norwegian International Print Triennale, Frerikstad, Norway.
            - San Tetè, Ginza Inoue Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1994     - The 1st Sofia International Print Triennale, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1993     - The 61st Exhibition of The Japanese Print Association, Tokyo Metropolitan, Japan.
            - Thai Toshiba Group Competition, Bangkok.
            - The 39th National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - The 1st International Print Biennial Maastricht, The Netherlands.
            - 10 Deutsche Internationale Grafix-Tiennale, Frechen, Germany.
            - The 20th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia.
1992     - Japan Diary, The National Art Gallery, Bangkok.
            - A Decade of Printmaking, Con-tempus, Bangkok.
            - The 2nd Asia Art Road Exhibition, Art Pocket Kitano Museum, Kobe, Japan.
            - The 38th National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - Thai Toshiba Group Competition, Bangkok.
1991     - International Triennale Competition of Print in Osaka, Japan.
            - The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 R.O.C., Taipei, Taiwan.
            - Hanga San Nin Ten, Gallery Hiyoshi, Tokyo, Japan.
1990     - 9 Deutsche Internationale Grafix-Tiennale, Frechen, Germany.
1989     -  The 34th National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - Contemporary Art Exhibition 1989, Bangkok.
            - Thai Toshiba Group Competition, Bangkok.
            - The 3rd Biennial of Print in Wakayama, Japan. 
            - Exploration of Nature, National Museum of Art Gallery, Singapore.
            - IX Biennial International De Arts Valpalaiso 1989, Chille.
1998     - The 12th International Carcow, Poland.
1987     - The 17th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia.
            - Graphic Art Exhibition b 26 Artists, Art of Arts Gallery, Bangkok.
            - The 3rd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1987 R.O.C., Taipei, Taiwan.
            - Thai Contemporary Graphic Art, Masterpiece Gallery, Bangkok.
1986     - Exhibition of Contemporary Art (TISCO Invitation), Bangkok.
            - Contemporary Art Exhibition 1986, Bangkok.
            -  The 32nd National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - The 11th International Carcow, Poland.
            - The Intergrafia' 86, Katowice, Poland.
            - The 4h ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.
            - Contemporary Graphic Arts from Thailand, Heidelberth, West Germany.
1985     - The 31st National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            -  Contemporary Art Exhibition 1985, Bangkok.
            - The 2nd Exhibition of Contemporary Art by The Young Artists, Bangkok.
            - The 16th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia.
            - The 2nd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1985 R.O.C., Taipei, Taiwan.

Awards:
1999     - Prize for The Hungarian Foundation, International Biennial Drawing and Graphic Art, Gyr,
              Hungary.
1996     - Prize, 11 Deutsche Internationale Grafix-Tiennale, Frechen, Germany.
1993     - Prize, 10 Deutsche Internationale Grafix-Tiennale, Frechen, Germany.
1992     - Bronze Medal (Print), The 38th National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
1991     - Honorable Mention Prize, The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 R.O.C.,Taipei, Taiwan.
1989     - Award Winner, Contemporary Art Exhibition 1989, Bangkok.
            - The 2nd Prize, The 3rd Biennial of Print in Wakayama, Japan.
1986     - Silver Medal (Print) The 32nd National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - Thailand Representative Award, The 4h ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition, Manila, 
               Philippines.
1985     - Silver Medal (Print) The 31st National Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.
            - Silver Medal, The 2nd Exhibition of Contemporary Art by The Young Artists, Bangkok.


Friday, 26 March 2010

Friday, 21 August 2009


Being.....at homE
Solo Exhibition
by
Nipan Oranniwesna
Date: Aug 21-Oct 4, 2009
Place: osage kwun tong
Location: 5/F, Kian Dai Industrial Building, 73-75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tue-Sun & Public Holidays : 10.00 am - 7.00 pm





openning reception: Aug 21, 2009
City of ghost:2007, baby powder, wooden construction, bulb, map, plexiglass, dimension variable.


"..with our fresh and blood..."
2009, baby powder, wooden construction, bulb, map, plexiglass, dimension variable.
"..with our fresh and blood..."
2009, Hand Pierced Paper (Chinese National Anthem), frame, 5 pieces, 78x108 cm (each)

Narrative Floor
2009, 25 wooden floor modules, photograph, resin, painted red wall600x600 cm(each module: 120x120 cm)







Installation

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Nipan Oranniwesna : Solo Exhibition

Nipan Oranniwesna : Solo Exhibition
20 Feb - 29 Mar 2009
at Osage Singapore, Old School @ Mt. Sophia, 11B Mt. Sophia, Level 2, Unit 12, Singapore



Horse without rider, 2007,manipulated photograph, light box, diameter 100 cm.


Let us progress towards… , 2009, Hand Pierced Paper, frame, 4 pieces, 78x108 cm (each)


...long last the victory… , 2009, Hand Pierced Paper, frame, 2 pieces, 78x108 cm (each)


City of Ghost, 2007-2009, baby powder, wood construction, fabric, bulb, map, plexiglass case, dimension variable.



City of Ghost tackles the issue of living in the big ever expand city under the umbrella of globalization. Artist captures the essence on the verge of breakdown through exceptionally fragile raised city maps made of baby powder. Producing these cartographic sculptures by pouring baby powder over street maps (comprising the cityscape of thirteen metropolitan cities ; Bangkok, Manila, Taiwan, Busan, Tokyo, Beijing, Venice, Rome, London, Paris, New York, San Francisco including Singapore) from which all the building have been neatly cut out.City of Ghost stuns its viewers as what initially looks like a mess of white powder is revealed, on closer inspection, to be a delicately but fragility raised map.

Déjà vu, 2008, baby powder, wood construction, fabric, dimension variable.

….In the age of Post Colonialism or globalization, the term "nationalism" seems to be focused as the issue in any context. Since my childhood till the last coup d'état in Thailand (Sept 19, 2006), the patriotic song was one powerful and influential tool of propaganda in its context. With the massages of those songs, the way of singing and the frequency of listening, although the fact that time has passed by, it’s have been already buried deep in our memory and never dissolve.…Déjà vu created from more than 20 of Thai patriotic songs I collected. I typed and arranged all text of those songs together (without space in between the word), enlarge them with the photocopy then drill little hole for each letter by the puncher (similar to the process of cutting the map in “City of Ghost”) on this paper. This drilled paper was used as “stencil block”. I sprinkled baby powder through these holes onto the stage (wood construction, covered by cloth sheet) to create the monumental text work which is fragility and hard to read.

…I wanted to create the fragile monumental installation to remind and question people in the social political situation, confusion of the aim of life and the idea of nationalism under the umbrella of post colonialism and globalization era.