Naraphat Sakarthornsap (B. 1991, Bangkok, Thailand) lives and works in Bangkok. In many of his works, Naraphat Sakarthornsap presents stories of social inequality through photographs, in which flowers play the leading role. Other important elements in his exhibits are the mysterious letters and words he intentionally titled his photos, each of which is delicately and meaningfully interconnected. He did so as those messages cannot be explicitly spoken or displayed due to the constraints of the society.

Many kinds of flowers that Naraphat uses usually come with profound meanings. Those flowers have become the keys to finding the answers that are neatly hidden in the works of art. And sometimes the photographs of these delicate flowers originate from the deepest part of his devastated heart.

Naraphat’s early works have presented the challenge against nature in trying to prolong the freshness of the flowers before his ideas are refined and eventually become the challenge against power and influence in the society.

Education

2013 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine and Applied Arts (First Class Honours), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Only for "the Dead on Duty?" part of Photo Bangkok 2018, 1PROJECTS Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 "Gushing out my confession" part of Photo Bangkok 2015, Whitespace Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Always", Soul Space art gallery, Bangkok, Thailand


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 "OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2018", Hin Bus Depot, Penang, Malaysia
- 31a, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2018 "Diversity via Nature: Religions, Genders, or Art?", 朋 丁 pon ding, Taipei, Taiwan
- No. 6, Lane 53, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

2018 "Concept 2018", Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA)
- 196-30 Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2018 "더 스크랩 (The Scrap 2018)", 문화역서울 284, Seoul, South Korea
- Culture Station Seoul 284, 1 Tongil-ro, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

2018 "Bibliomania 2018", Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand
- 2198/10-11 Soi Taweewattana (Narathiwas 22),Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 "Young Thai Artist Award 2016", The National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand
- 4 Chao-Fa Road, opposite the National Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand

2016 "GIVING HOPE: ART & Collectibles for a cause", ION ART Gallery, Singapore
- Level 4, ION Orchard, Singapore

2015 "IN YOUR FACE - French/Thai photo projection night", Alliance française, Thailand
- 179 Thanon Withayu, Lumpini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 "Celebration of Love", Canvas, Singapore
- 20 Upper Circular Road, #B01-01, The Riverwalk, Singapore

2014 "MAD", Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
- 3rd Fl Eden Zone, Central World, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 "Unfreedom", MINI SOLO EXHIBITION, Roshambo, Thailand
- JJ Green, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Non-Being by Itself" Collaboration with Kamin Lertchaiprasert, The Art Center, Thailand
- CU Library, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "HALO", Art Thesis Exhibition, Jamjuree Art Gallery, Thailand
- Jamjuree 8 Building, Phayathai Road, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 "Chewing Gum", Chulalongkorn Museum, Thailand
- Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2010 "NANTHABURI: The Visual Art Pathway II", Nan National Museum, Nan, Thailand
- Phakong Rd, Phasingha, Nan, Thailand


Awards & Honours

2016 Distinguished the Prize in "Young Thai Artist Award 2016" in Photography Category

2012 Selected by the Princess Marsi Paribatra Foundation to receive an art scholarship

2012 Selected by Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda to receive an art scholarship

2010 First runner-up award from the photography contest “Unconditional Love” - Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya, Bangkok, Thailand


Published Works

2016 International Floral Art 2016-2017, Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek, Hardback, English edition, Publication date: May 2016, ISBN: 9789058565419, ISBN-13: 9789058565419

2015 Art Square vol.05 no.25 September 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2015 ART4D, vol.19 no.227 July 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2015 Bangkok Post, 17 July 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2015 Fahthai Magazine (Bangkok Airways), July 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2015 VOGUE THAILAND, vol.3 no.30 July 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2015 Cover of Bangkok Art Map (BAM!), July 2015 (From "Gushing out my confession")

2013 L'OFFICIEL THAILAND vol.2 no.17 July 2013 (From "Always")

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