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Apinan Poshyananda

Geschäftsführender und künstlerischer Direktor, Bangkok Art Biennale


Professor Dr. Apinan Poshyananda was born in 1956. He received his Bachelor and Master Degree in Fine Arts from Edinburgh University and Ph.D. in History of Art from Cornell University. As an artist, he won 3 medals at the National Exhibition of Art, Thailand. He became professor at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Poshyananda served as Director-General, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Director-General of Cultural Promotion Department, and the Permanent Secretary and Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture, Thailand, where he commissioned the Thai Pavilion at the 50th, 51st and 52nd Venice Biennale in 2003, 2005, 2007.

He has curated and directed international art exhibitions in Asia, Europe, USA and Oceania including The 1st and 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial (1993 and 1996, Australia), Contemporary Art in Asia: Traditions/Tensions (1996-1998, The Asia Society Galleries, Queens Museum, New York, Vancouver Art Gallery, Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth, Taiwan Museum of Fine Art); Asian Section, São Paolo Biennial, 1998); Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind, (2001-2003), The Asia Society Galleries, New York, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, The National Art Gallery, Canberra; Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politic + Love (2008, the inaugural exhibition of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)); Thai Transience (2013, Singapore Art Museum); Thailand Eye (2015, Saatchi Gallery, London and BACC); Chief Executive and Artistic Director, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bangkok Art Biennale (2018, 2020, 2022).

Poshyananda is the author of several books on Thai and Asian art including Modern Art in Thailand in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1992); Western-style Painting and Sculpture in the Royal Thai Court (1993, 2 volumes), among others. He is a committee member of the Asian Council, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Research committee of the National Gallery Singapore; Advisor to President and CEO, Thai Beverage Plc; and member of Art and Culture Development Committee, One Bangkok. He was conferred Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, Thailand; Knight First Class of Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden; Knight, Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, Italy and Officer of the French Arts and Letters Order, France.


(From press information. Image courtesy of Bangkok Art Biennale)

Apinan Poshyananda in UiU


The Spirits of Maritime Crossing

Kollateraler Event der 60. Internationale Kunstausstellung, La Biennale di Venezia

20. April - 24. November 2024

Kurator: Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda

15 Künstlerinnen und Künstler

Ort: Palazzo Smith Mangilli Valmarana
Adresse, Kontakte


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