Fragility of the Self
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Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore
5 Lock Rd #01-05 Gillman Barracks Singapore 108933
Sundaram Tagore Singapore is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Kamolpan Chotvichai, an emerging Thai artist based in Bangkok who draws inspiration from her Buddhist roots. The exhibition is being held in association with the 5th edition of the Singapore International Photography Festival.
Kamolpan Chotvichai addresses issues of identity and gender in photo-based self-portraits. Challenging the formal limitations of paper and canvas, she meticulously hand-cuts images of her body, creating sinuous ribbons along various parts of her anatomy. Based on an understanding of Buddhist teachings, Chotvichai obliterates her identity, eliminating her face and literally strips away her physical form, in the process relinquishing attachment to her body.
Born in Bangkok in 1986, Kamolpan Chotvichai received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Her work was prominently featured in Thailand Eye at Saatchi Gallery, London, the first major survey of contemporary Thai art globally. In 2015, she was the youngest artist to participate in Frontiers Reimagined, an exhibition of global art and Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale.