b.1981, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok
A nobility of beauty can provoke a disturbing reality, Ruangkritya’s work has proven its capacity when audiences are put in the middle of beautiful ordeal. Raised in the UK, and returned to Bangkok in 2010, the artist noticed the city’s increasing urbanization and started documenting its rapid changes. He has produced immaculate photography focusing on the urban city, its development, and impact. A subtle sarcasm has also informed his commentary work on politics.
Notable works from Ruangkritya includes Imagining Flood (2012) and Thai Politics (2006- ongoing), both of which have been shown in international exhibitions and festivals. In 2014, Ruangkritya started working on Dream Property, an on-going project that examines the nature of property development and its relationship to the city. In 2016 he was selected as one of the finalists of the Sovereign Art Prize.