Penwadee Nophaket Manont

PENWADEE NOPHAKET MANONT (b. 1973, California, USA. Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand) received an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design at Mount San Antonio College, California, USA. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication Arts from the Faculty of Communication Arts, at Assumption University (ABAC), and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, School of Social and Environmental Development, at National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). Upon her focus in Art and Culture dialogs, along with an interest in socio-political and environmental issues, Penwadee decided to pursue her higher education in Environmental Management, based on the intention to apply and/or combine the subject-matters of Art and Cultural Management. From 2016 onwards, she started working on [R]Ejecting Mantra, a Research and Archive-based Exhibition Series Project aiming to gather, record historical and socio-political data, and create works of art through collaboration, between artists and specialists in various fields, in order to reflect over consequences of the compulsion of Nationalism, through its ideology, myth and discourse that currently impacts Thailand in diverse dimensions. Between 2018 and 2019, she has also been involved in a research and exhibition project titled Migration In Asia, that addresses the topic of migration in East and South East Asia, in collaboration with diverse Asian curators, and supported by the Goethe-Institut. Penwadee is currently an Independent Art Curator, Cultural Worker, Founder of Rai.D Collective and Managing Director at Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC).