Kawita Vatanajyankur is a Thai-Australian video artist graduated in BA Fine Arts at the RMIT University in Melbourne. She investigates the condition and obligations of women in contemporary society, by videos with strong performances of female bodies engaged in difficult balancing acts.
In her staged performances, Kawita undertakes physical experiments that playfully, often painfully, test women bodies’ limits: a challenge that is both unavoidably compelling and uncomfortable to watch. The alluring, luminous colours in her works are distinctive of the artist’s aesthetic and tap into a globalized and digitally networked visual language of consumption and instant gratification.
Kawita is currently represented by Stills Gallery in Sydney, but her work had been exposed in many countries all around the world. The European Council of Art hosts some of her most famous staged performances during the the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the exhibition Alamak! Project – Islands in the Stream.