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Kata Shangkhae

Artist at Yu Fang Chi Studio, Casual lecturer at MFA, RMIT School of Art

Fine art, Visual art, Industrial, furniture and product design, Craft, Jewellery, textile


Born 1976, Thailand, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the School of Fine and Applied Arts, Bangkok University, Thailand, before continuing his studies in the Master’s Degree in the Sculpture Area at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.

Kata achieved his PhD from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), Australia. He is currently a professor at Bangkok University. In his role as a contemporary artist, he has created works relating to identity, urbanization, tourism, cultural environments, and socio-political issues stemming from changing places and locations. Media the artist uses include a variety of presentations, including installations, video works, and sculptures. Kata’s works were previously exhibited in solo shows at VER Gallery, Kathmandu Photo Gallery and Bangkok University Gallery in Thailand. The artist also participated in the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale 2018. Notable group exhibitions include shows at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 100 Tonson Gallery and Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery. Overseas participation includes exhibitions in Austria, South Korea, Australia, China, Luxembourg, Nepal, Singapore, and the USA (L.A.).

  • Bachelor in Visual Arts, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Bangkok University

  • Master in the Sculpture Area, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • PhD, RMIT University

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