Orawan Arunrak (b. 1985 in Bangkok) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. She has been exhibiting in Thailand and the region, as well as working for some of Bangkok’s leading arts organizations – her last position was Assistant Curator at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) from 2011 until 2013
Her practice is based equally in her compulsive need to draw and create with humble materials, and in her desire to use her practice to connect to people and places. She uses her works and her working process to create new relationships and discover new worlds. Orawan’s practice explores the line between her labour in creating art objects, and the possibility of using those objects and that labour to relate to her social and physical environment.
Orawan’s notable exhibition include: “Rates of Exchange Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh,”SA SA BASSAC gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and H Gallery, Bangkok, 2014; “ WAR JOURNEY “, Junetic Festival , Japan, 2014; Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, 2013; BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2013; Profane Altars,Sensus luoghi per l’Arte Contemporanea, Italy, 2013; Messy Sky book shown in “Les Fleurs Americaines” (American Flowers) exhibition” at Frac Île-de-France / le Plateau ,France, 2012