Born in 1961, Thai artist Manit Sriwanichpoom lives and works in Bangkok.
For years, Manit has been a leading figure in Bangkok's lively contemporary art scene. Whether satirizing the foibles of Thai nationalism, or rattling the skeletons of the country?s bloody political past, Manit's work is always insightful and provocative. Best known for his acerbic photographic critiques of Thai consumerism, Manit's trademark Pink Man series has been exhibited the world over. But his most recent projects mark a return to formal concerns and open up new questions about the future of a country divided, wracked by political and symbolic crisis.
Manit's work is held in the collections of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), the Singapore Art Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery, and in numerous private collections. His solo exhibitions include Bangkok in Pink at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Lambs of God at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Pink Man in Paradise at Monash University and Valentine Willie Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), and Beijing Pink at the Highland Gallery (Beijing). In 2007 he was awarded Japan?s prestigious Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Prize.