Tith Kanitha

TITH KANITHA (b. 1987, Phnom Penh) is a cross-disciplinary artist working between the visual arts in sculpture, performance, and installation as well as in Cambodia’s independent film industry, as a director and artistic director. She holds a BA in Interior Design, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2008). Kanitha’s solo exhibitions include Instinct (SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, 2018) and Companions (French Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, 2011). Select recent group exhibitions include; Le paysage après coup (Centre d'art contemporain Faux Mouvement, Metz, 2018), SUNSHOWER: Southeast Asian Art from 1980s to Today (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017), Today of Yesterday: The Return (Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, 2015), Rates of Exchange: Uncompared (Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, H Gallery, Bangkok and SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, 2014), and Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: Contemporary Art and Urban Change In Cambodia (IFA, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany, 2013) and The Memory Workshop (Columbia University, NYC, 2013). Kanitha has been an artist-in-residence with; New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar, for the Gender Under Reflection, Southeast Asia Contemporary Art Exchange Program (2012), The Art Initiative Tokyo – Backer foundation at Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo (2015), Bose Pacia Transparent Studio, New York City, for Season of Cambodia and FIELDS: An Itinerant Inquiry Across the Kingdom of Cambodia (2013), and FIELDS II: On Attachments and Unknowns, Phnom Penh (2017). She was nominated for the DAAD Berlin Residency (2014) and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2017). Kanitha has been selected for the prestigious Rijksakademie residency program in 2019.