1957, Trad, Thailand
Araya graduated with BFA and an MFA in printmaking from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, and continued her studies in Germany and received at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, receiving a diploma in 1990 and an MA in 1994. Araya starts working on film and video in the late 1990s; her work is an articulation of personal loss and the movement between life and death, approached in a way that challenges viewers’ moral sense and tolerance through complex and provocative imagery. Araya is one of Southeast Asia’s most respected and internationally active contemporary artists, her works has been shown in galleries, art institutions and museums throughout the world. Some of her recent solo exhibitions include Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at SculptureCenter, New York, USA (2015), Niranam at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA (2015), The Village and Elsewhere at University of Sydney, Australia, (2014), Storytellers of the Town at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia (2014), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Recent Video Works, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA (2013). Her work has been featured in many international exhibitions incluing Documenta, Kessel, Germany (2012), the Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (2010), the Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2007), Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2005), the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA (2005), the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003), the Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg, South Africa (1995) etc.