Kawita Vatanajyankur is a performance and performative video artist who transforms her body into a site upon which issues of labour, feminism and oppression are thoroughly interrogated and challenged. Vatanajyankur undertakes various repetitive and strenuous tasks, turning herself into mechanical tools and domestic objects as she pushes her body to its limits as a testament to human capabilities and female resilience. These performances are oriented as a critical response to the experiences of women, in Thailand and globally, and the problems associated with consumerism.
Since graduating from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2011, Vatanajyankur has held solo exhibitions at MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok (2020); and Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York (2019). Her work has been included in group shows such as CHAT, Hong Kong (2020); Bangkok Art Biennale (2018); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2017); Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2017); Asia Triennale of Performing Arts, Melbourne Arts Centre (2017); Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2017); The Asian Art Biennial Taiwan (2017); and the Magazzini dell’Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale (2017).