My series of video work, performances and photographs are focused on the female's body and its relationship to different elements such as water, sand, wind and man-made materials such as plastic, paper, rubber and fabrics. The experimentations are developed to look at the action and reaction of the body in different spaces and environments, the transformation of the shape and form of the body that visually changed into a sculpture when affected physically from the elements and materials in order to examine the psychological, corporeal and cultural ways of viewing the human condition. The certain symbols contained in the videos are used to reflect the idea of violence, endurance, communication, as well as gender.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

So it has been a while!

It surely has been a while since the last time I came here, writing and sharing photographs of new works as I have been crazily busy in the past year after graduating.

Currently, I am having my latest solo exhibition at Beam Contemporary in Guildford Lane (Melbourne, Australia) and I have been very excited about it. If you are in the city of Melbourne during March (very beautiful days to walk around), you can come to Beam Contemporary and have a look at all new 2013 video works!

Exhibition Info:

1st - 16th March 2013 at Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

Opening: 2nd March 2013

 A continuation of my practice, my new series of video work aims to reconstruct the elements of the traditional 17th century painting in which a female body is still-life subject within domestic space. The work illustrates the relationship between the body and daily objects which physically react and communicate violently towards each other to reflect the physical, psychological and cultural aspects of female’s endurance, strength and insecurity.

Soaked, Video Still, 2013

Here is my other work also exhibiting at Beam Contemporary!
Poured, Video Still, 2013

Beam Contemporary is a commercial art gallery established in Melbourne's CBD in 2010. The gallery represents a small selection of exceptional Australian and New Zealand artists working across all mediums, including installation, painting, photography, sculpture and video. The artists exhibited there includes Clare Rae, Aime Fairman, Scott Morrison Natalya Hughes who is having her solo exhibition on the 23rd of March. The directors of Beam Contemporary also run the popular gallery space downstairs called "Screen Space" which is a perfect space for moving image artists.  Both space opens from Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm. 

More Updates!

As I have mentioned about Screen Space, they are having an opening for Hua Krathi Project group exhibition curated by Melanie Jayne Taylor, Rushdi Anwar and Shukit Panmongkol tomorrow night at 6 pm! The Hua Krathi Project presents the work of 14 contemporary Thai artists (including me!) that span the mediums of installation, sculpture, media art, drawing, painting and photography to showcase the diversity of Thai culture. Their work represents a divergence from the traditional mediums and approaches to art making, offering Australian audiences a taste of this fresh contemporary approach.

So, if you are in the city tomorrow night, don't forget to visit Screen Space, have some delicious wine while seeing great arts by contemporary Thai artists. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012



at Seventh gallery, Melbourne, Australia
28th March - 14th April 2012


My video work is focused on the relationship between the female body, fabrics and household objects within darken, unknown spaces and environments. Under uncomfortable circumstances, the body is pressured to merge, transform and eventually become a part of the objects and environments reflecting violence, endurance, gender and communication in a cultural way.

Kawita's new website

Kawita now has a new website! Please visit for my current works and exhibition.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pop-up Migrants Exhibition

United Nations International Migrants Day Exhibition

Australia is celebrating the International Migrants Day on the 18th December 2011.

I am pleased to announce that my video work, "Garbage Bag, 2011" will be part of the exhibition, "Pop-Up Migrants" curated by Matteo Rubbettino. Pop-up Migrants will be focused on migrants who have crossed borders to Australia and slowly contributed to shape the Australian culture.

" Garbage Bag, 2011"

The exhibition will be held on the 18th December 2011.
Time: 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
At: The Tinder Box Studio, 173 Brunswick Street, Fizroy, Australia


Pop-Up Migrants” is a compelling art show focused on migrants’ experience in Australia who historically “crossed borders” to a new environment where they were strangers at first, then disorientated, then little by little contributing to shape Australian culture.
The term Pop-Up is intended to recall the situation in which unexpected diversity intervenes to "shake things up".

This project has been created to represent Australia for the action initiated by the Immigrant Movement International from the US and to celebrate the International Migrants Day designated by the United Nations.

All the artists included in the program responded with a work of art to the Migrant Manifesto, published on the 4th of November 2011 and that you will find attached below.



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Invitation to our grad show at RMIT University

I would like to invite you all to our graduation show of BA Fine Arts (Painting) at our studios in building 2 (RMIT University). Our opening night is on the 23rd of November 2011. Please come along!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011



Co-performer: Prathum Sumawong

A video piece of my grandmother, in a dark room, sitting in her wheel chair, whispering and speaking to the person in the television.

Video duration: 2.48 mins

Sound by: Kawita Vatanajyankur



3 identical women are being stuck inside the small narrow airless rooms.

Video duration: 4.05 mins

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Live Doll

Live Doll

Series of videos

#1 Live performance at the market in Bangkok, Thailand

Video Duration: 3.20 mins

Thursday, September 1, 2011



Video duration : 2.58 mins

The woman's face was forced and controlled while her hair was pulled by the hands of the unknown figures.

Sound by Kawita and Parkin Vatanajyankur

Sunday, August 21, 2011



Video Duration : 2.42 mins

The distorted faces due to the strong intense wind of the woman's reflections are silently speaking to each other.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Market

Series of Live Performances at the market in Bangkok, Thailand

(Originally exhibited at RMIT Painting Graduation Show 2011)

Garbage Bag

Video duration : 3.57 mins

Happy Vegetables

Video duration : 6.01 mins

Wednesday, August 17, 2011



Series of photographs

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blow (Air)

Working with baloons and the element of air. Once the baloon is exploded, the body is visually forced to alter, distort and becomes a part of the strange effect.
(Work still in progress)

Example of the unfinished work

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bed Series

Bed Series

Secret Bed




Friday, May 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011



by Kawita Vatanajyankur

Video installations and photographs exhibition
Date: May 24 - June 4, 2011

Venue: First Site Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia.

Opening night : May 24, 2011.
5.30 - 7.30 pm

Artist Statement

Water expresses beauty, peacefulness and the idea of feminism. However, water becomes violent by human body actions, facial expression as well as effects from the reaction between two things- body and water, objects and water, body and fabrics. Kawita Vatanajyankur uses human bodies, including her own, as a mediu
m to experiment different water effects and document them in videos and photographs. Each of her performances aim to reveal the reaction of human body, how it visually appears in different times, light and place. By the use of water and fabrics with human bodies, shapes and forms of the body always change and sometimes represent an idea of struggle, anxiety and lost by the uncomfortable atmosphere.

The opening night

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Video duration : 4.32 mins

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

box 2

Box 2

Video duration : 3.57 mins

Originally exhibited at First Site Gallery

Saturday, April 9, 2011



This performance piece was where I tried to fit my body into a small plastic box which was filled with water. I was holding my breath as long as I could during the performance.

Thursday, April 7, 2011



Video duration : 2.45 mins

This video was based on my performance last week where I buried myself into the sand. The performance took place in Port Melbourne.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Still photographs of an unclothed man being wrapped in plastic in the middle of the rice field in Thailand.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Sand pieces

The videos are shown in 4 different series

Video #1
A 10 year old girl buries herself into the sand.

Video #2

Sunday, January 30, 2011



Duration : 16.26 mins

This video work is a continuation of my water-based objects experimentation last year with water balloons. As the balloons exploded, in a slow motion, the form slowly changed and transformed to another object matter, water. In this work, I was interested in how objects visually change, how they distort and effect the figure of the human body visually from human's action.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The old man

The Old man

Video duration : 10.59 mins

In this video, I again looked at the effects of water and how it visually effected the human body by using water and a huge rectangular glass for the experimentation. Gently and slowly, water was running over the glass that sat on top of the male's body, creating this computer-like effect that distorted the male's figure and made him appear almost transparent.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The girl

"The girl"

Video duration : 5 mins

Monday, January 17, 2011



I have always been interested in people in different ages. The looks in their eyes say everything about them, their lives, experiences, thoughts and backgrounds.

Video duration : 9.07 mins

Video duration 8.37 mins