Pichaya Aime Suphavanij
Studied in museum planning and conceptual design in the US and Italy, her practice in the US from 1994-2004 led to crossed disciplines of works through planning and designing various exhibitions and museums. Assuming position as a Head of Exhibitions at BACC since 2008, her works includes planning as well as curating art. The recent curated projects include Hear Here, sound installation exhibition, Bangkok (2012), Media Art Kitchen, Japan / Southeast Asia media art project (2013), Proximity, contemporary art exhibition, Poland (2014), Kuandu Biennale (2014), Taiwan. Drift, experimental sound project, Bangkok (2015), Urban Media: Live the City project, Bangkok (2015), Omnivoyeur, sound and visual exhibition and electrical walks of Christina Kubisch, Bangkok (2016), Erwin Wurm, the Philosophy of Instruction (2017), Bangkok. Recently, she has received the grant from Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Curators-in-Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange) to research on sound arts in connection with contemporary arts. Currently, she lives and works in Bangkok.
Lecture in the UMAA framework
Departing from the urban planning model developed by sociologist Ernest Burgess, the concentric circle in this sense represents gradual state of change that could be used to transform segregated movements in our urban surrounding. The presentation blurs the visible lines between human and objects, passive and active highlighting hidden sensitivities that transact and interchange in the city landscape.
Main topics of interest/research
Linkage as Provenance
With constant migration between cities, regardless of the state boundary, it sums up a new geographic whole whereas nationalities have becomes smaller peripatetic parts. Urban media art could act as an ambassador, a linkage of things within the city to figure organizations of parts within the whole in order to facilitate power to transcribe urban media art in ways that connect to the current condition. The importance is placed on the link, the organic relationship that one could see among the networks and in the ability to find dynamic of context in the relationship rather than in the fixated roles and parts.