JIWARANGSAN is a visual artist and filmmaker.
Born in Thailand. Lives and works in Pattaya, Thailand. Graduated from MA.Fine Arts, Royal College of Art, London in 2011.
2022 “Berlin International Film Festival" 'Parasite Family'
2021 “Berlin International Film Festival" 'Ploy'
2020 “Vantage Point Sharjah 8,” Al Hamriyah Studios, Sharjah, UAE
2019 "Singapore Biennale" 2019 "International Film Festival Rotterdam" 'Non-chronological History'
2018 "Compiling behaviors, digesting actions," Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
2018 "DIASPORA: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia," Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2016 "Dust under feet," Corner Art Space, Seoul
2016 "Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia," Ruang Mes56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016 "Asylum seeker: the pond and the fireflies," The Jam Factory, Bangkok
Recent Awards and Grants
2022 "The EXiS Award" for "Ploy," EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul
2020 Artist in residency at NTU CCA Singapore
2019 "SEADOC Grant," Singapore International Film Festival 2019
2018 A research project "Opposite Directions: Myanmar, Singapore and Japan" from The Japan Foundation Asia Center
2018 "Jury prize"(special mention) for "Destination Nowhere," Kinodot Film Festival, Ufa, Bashkortostan(Russia)
2016 The second jury prize, "Imagining New Eurasia Project," ACC Asia culture center, Gwangju, Korea
Jiwarangsan has a strong background in interdisciplinary art and research. He was trained in ceramics and glassmaking, but after studying at London's Royal College of Art, he has shifted his artistic practice to focus on fine arts. In his creative explorations, he usually incorporates a variety of media, especially photography and video, in order to investigate and represent the relationships between history, memory, and politics in Thailand—particularly in relation to the theme of migration.
Parasite Family 2022, film (5'35")
The Invisible 2020, photography
Aesthetics101 2019, film and slide installation
Nonchronological History 2019, projectors and slide installation
Ploy 2020, film (51'15")