Chumpol Kamwanna was born in 1973 in Chonburi, Thailand. He lives and works in Bangkok. He graduated with a diploma from the painting department of Poh-Chang Academy of Arts in Bangkok where he studied from 1994 until 1996.Painter Chumpol Kamwanna’s works usually depict himself. Sometimes he is seen taking selfies in some of the country’s most tragic historical, often political, events or focus on frontal and sideways views of humans at other times.
His works aim to inspire the viewers to contemplate the things surrounding us. As long as the world keeps moving, life must go on. As we live in a society of diverse cultures, traditions and lifestyles the works also aim to raise questions about self-identity. Our livelihoods are commonly influenced by everything around us, including the economy, society, politics, religion, education and culture. Chumpol observes human beings destined to face birth, life and death the same way other all other humans do. He asks viewers how we should deal with the differences among us to accept that we are all equal.
Chumpol’s solo exhibitions were held at the Bangkok Arts & Cultural Center (BACC), Artery Gallery, Chamchuri Gallery and Rebel Art Space in Bangkok. He has participated in group shows at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bangkok, the Minimal Art Gallery in Chiang Mai and the Poh-Chang Gallery in Bangkok.
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Home town: Chonburi
Lives and Works: Bangkok
EDUCATION: The painting department of Poh-chang Academy of Arts , Bangkok
2019 Ok Thailand , Studio 4th floor Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok
2018 Nual Nang , Art Café By Brown Sugar, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok
2016 Selfie Series , People’s Gallery, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok
2015 365-Happy Land , Chamchuri Art Gallery, Bangkok
2014 3p (People-Politics-Power) , Rebel Art Space, Bangkok
2013 Meet Me Half Way Artery Post-Modren Gallery, Bangkok
2012 Asked Dog To Tell , Chamchuri Art Gallery, Bangkok
2006 Make Love Stop Conflic , Barbaly, Bangkok
2021 Broken Capitalism , Hatch Art Project , Singapore
2021 The 14th Art Exhibition Visual Artists Association of Thailand , Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art
Center , Bangkok
2021 People to People (BACC Fundraising Project 2021) , Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok
2021 My Favourite Villains , Hatch Art Project , Singapore
2020 1 2 10 (one to ten) By 40 Thai contemporary Artist , Joyman Gallery, Bangkok
2020 Fighting Covid-19 with heARTS , Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok
2020 The 13th Art Exhibition Visual Artists Association of Thailand , The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok
2019 15 YEARS SOMCHAI NEELAPAIJIT AND VOICES OF THE DISAPPEARED , Embassy of the
Netherlands in Thailand
Center , Bangkok
2019 Magic Moment , Galleries nights Bangkok , Rebel Art Space , Bangkok
2018 Human Stories , Galleries nights Bangkok 2018 , Rebel Art Space , Bangkok
2017 We Love Dawei , Community Art Project , Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) , Bangkok
2016 Life-Light , Artist: Various Artists , Rebel Art Space , Bangkok
2015 Pakbara Paradiso , Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) , Bangkok
2010 My Drawing , Hemlock , Bangkok
2009 Aesthetics Of Body 500 Artists , Artery , Bangkok
2009 Alone In Context , Minimal Art Gallery , Chiangmai
2008 Art And Life , Poh-chang Art Gallery , Bangkok
2007 Erotic Exhibition , Liam,’S Gallery , Pattaya
Original of this art work are part of the exhibiton: 365 days after….An exhibition of feelings towards the Myanmar coup through arts of everyday resistance.
At Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC)
February 01 – 27, 2022