Orawan Arunrak (b. 1985 in Bangkok)
Orawan Arunrak’s work is largely inspired by her everyday life. Using tools like pencils, pens, paper, but also photography and the internet, she creates works that take the forms of drawing, painting and installation. Her practice is aimed at engaging in dialogue with specific local communities in an attempt to merge the spaces of art and non-art. Drawn to dialogues shared throughout Southeast Asia, the artist has spent several years travelling between her native Thailand and neighboring countries, repeatedly crossing national, cultural and spiritual borders. In recent years Arunrak’s work has examined likeness and difference within and between cultures, luring her into subjects of history, and Southeast Asia’s socio-political landscapes.