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Pojai Akratanakul is a curator based in Bangkok, and was Assistant Curator for two editions of the Bangkok Art Biennale in 2020 and 2022. She holds an MA in Visual Arts Administration in Curatorial Concentration and Non-profit Management from New York University. Her research interests include the history and study of different models of art institutions in Thailand, and the development of the Thai art ecosystem.
Recent independent curatorial experience includes exhibitions Area 721,346 and Footnotes on Institution at Gallery VER (2023, 2019) and Almost Nature at 3RD Fl alternative space (2019). She is also a member of collective Charoen Contemporaries, with whom she curated exhibitions PostScripts, a site-responsive and public art project at Praisaneeyakarn (2018) and co-juried Early Years Project 4: Praxis Makes Perfect at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2019). Prior to joining the Bangkok Art Biennale, Akratanakul had experience working in exhibitions and publications in Bangkok and New York City, as well as managing a private collection, The Petch Osathanugrah Collection.
She has been a guest lecturer on curatorial studies, art history, and issues in contemporary art at many institutions, including the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Archeology and Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Bangkok University, School of Architecture, Art, and Design, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, among others.
(From press information. Image courtesy of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.)
24 October 2024 - 25 February 2025
Theme: Nurture Gaia
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International Advisory Committee:
Marina Abramović, Lito Camacho, Kim Camacho, Mami Kataoka, Eugene Tan