Pam Virada
b. Bangkok,
based in Amsterdam

virada.b(at)gmail.com

education—


B.A. in Communcation Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, TH

Guest Student - Class Slotawa, Visual Arts, Kunsthochschule Kassel, DE

M.A. in Interior Architecture, Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut (Master of Gerrit Rietveld Academie), Amsterdam, NL



solo/duo exhibitions—

2021    The Mirror, Merten Frames Project Space by Plan B, Amsterdam (with Diego Diez), NL
2020    Liste Art Fair Basel (solo)
2019    engineered ruin, TheTip, Frankfurt, DE (solo)
2018    RAEIC director's choice 2018, Mirage Gallery, Kobe, JP (with Wada Mei)
2016    Three-Cornered World, Tentacles, Bangkok, TH (solo)


selected group exhibitions—

2022
THE BODY IS A CIRCLE, WHICH COMES HOME IN THE HANDS, Gravity Art Space, Quezon City, PH, curated by Nomina Nuda
Holding Pattern, Sandberg Insituut Graduation Show, Former Courthouse, Amsterdam, NL
Perfect Nature: Amstelpark Test Site, Zone2Source, Amsterdam, NL, curated by May Adadol Ingawanij, Julian Ross and Neal White
Super8 Film Workshop Performative Screening, 469 Phrasumen Rd., Bangkok, TH, curated by Mary Pansanga

2021
Open New Window, 469 Phrasumen Rd., Bangkok, TH, curated by expensive to be poor
Capture/Display, Gallery 3 at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
Sensorial Historiography, Laurel Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
Meanwhile, Overschiestraat 188, Amsterdam, NL
Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize, Moving Image, virtual platform, curated by Louis Ho
We’ll meet in a Clearing by the Magic Mountain, Glass Pavilion, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
turn off the light when you leave, Rozengracht 101, Amsterdam, NL

2020
Speedy Grandma Centennial, Speedy Grandma, Bangkok, TH
S.E.A. Focus (with Nova Contemporary), Gillman Barracks, Singapore, SG
A Way of Seeing: Reading SEA photobook and self-publishing, PonDing, Taipei, TW

2019
TheTip Pavilion, The Wrong Internet Biennale
Louie!: Attitude Against Failure, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, TH, curated by Charoen Contemporaries
UNKNOWN EYES “fragments on somewhere”, THE STORIES, Osaka, JP
Common Traces, TCB art inc., Melbourne, AU
Praxis Makes Perfect, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, TH
Sangnual (2561), Sangnual Lap, Bangkok, TH

2018
appearing unannounced, put together by Sathit Sattarasart, part of Painnale 2018, Rirkrit Tiravanija’s studio, Chiang Mai, TH
454/278-281, part of Bangkok Biennial 2018, Bangkok, TH
Multiple Planes, part of PhotoBangkok 2018, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok, TH, curated by Mary Pansanga
Bibliomania, Tentacles, Bangkok, TH, curated by Waterproof Exhibitions
Wonder Foto Day Awards 2018, G.Gallery, Taipei, TW

2017
アンノウン·アジアの写真 , DMOArts, Osaka, JP
Consultation Only, Middelheimmuseum Library, Antwerp, BE


screenings—

2023
<forthcoming> Casting a Spell to Alter Reality (2020), The Projector, part of S.E.A. Focus, SG

2022
นิราศสีชัง / Sonnet for Si Chang (2022), Home Cinema, Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show 2022
Prelude: Points of Departure (2022), Perfect Nature: Amstelpark Test Site, Amsterdam, NL

2021
Clouds obscure then blow away (2021), Landscapes, part of Eye on Art Research Labs: Sandberg Instituut, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, NL
Clouds obscure then blow away (2021), Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize
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Casting a Spell to Alter Reality (2020) as part of Monographs:
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, JP
Cinemateca de Bogotá, CO
Essay Film Festival, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, UK
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, US
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL

2020
Casting a Spell to Alter Reality (2020) as part of Monographs:
Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), IN
31st Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), SG


awards, grants, recognitions—

2022
Longlisted, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Municipal Art Acquisitions, NL

2021
Moving Image Finalist, Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize 

2020
The best video essays of 2020 (Casting a Spell to Alter Reality, 2020 as part of Monographs series), Sight & Sound Magazine
Monographs film series, Asian Film Archive 

2019 
Finalist, Early Years Project #4: Praxis Makes Perfect, An Incubating Project for Young Artists by Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), TH

2018
Grand Prix, Wonder Foto Day, Taipei, TW
Diane Wen Goldberg Award, Wonder Foto Day, Taipei, TW

2017
Kazuki Kitahara Reviewer Award, Unknown Asia, Osaka, JP
Takeki Sugiyama Reviewer Award, Unknown Asia, Osaka, JP
Fang Yen-Wen Judge Award, Unknown Asia, Osaka, JP


residencies—

2023    <forthcoming> Rupert Residency, Vilnius, LT
2022    Habitat, Cà de Monti, Tredozio (FC), IT
2019    Animistic Apparatus - Residency and Lab, Udon Thani, TH
2018    Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Guest Artist, Kobe, JP


press—

  1. Metropolis M, ‘Graduation Shows 2022 – Sandberg Instituut: Look and contemplate’: No Transcendance, Only Immanence, 2022
  2. Zone2Source, ‘Film Programme: Animistic Apparatus’: Prelude: Points of Departure, 2022
  3. Bangkok Post, ‘Explore big ideas through digital art’: Cloud Obscure then Blow Away, 2021 
  4. Sight & Sound Magazine, ‘The best video essays of 2020’: Casting a Spell to Alter Reality, 2020 as part of Monographs series
  5. Fine Art Magazine: find me a house, 2019
  6. art4d magazine: In Praise of Shadows, ongoing
  7. art4d magazine: find me a house, 2019
  8. The Standard: find me a house, 2019 
  9. Contemporaneities: the space is altered, 2018 
  10. Tzvetnik: the space is altered, 2018  
  11. Contemporary Art Daily: the space is altered, 2018
  12. Prachatai, 'Sangnual 2561: แสงนวลในสังคมแสงจ้า': clouded, 2018 
  13. art4d magazine no. 265, Bangkok Biennial 2018: dusk, 2018
  14. British Journal of Photography, 'Thai New Wave Photography: Multiple Planes': memory palace, 2018
  15. Happening Bangkok Art Scenes 2018: 1 out of 6 photographers to watch in Bangkok
  16. art4d magazine no. 262, 'Medium Format’: Memory Palace, 2018
  17. artscape, 'フォーカス': Memory Palacee, 2018
  18. art4d magazine no. 260, 'Don't Let Print-on-demands kill Artists' Books’: Dialogues with Memory Objects, 2018
  19. Zhuanlan Zhihu: window series
  20. Wonder Foto Day: window series reviewed by Diane Wen Goldberg
  21. The Bangkok Post, 'It's a Whitewash!': Three-Cornered World, 2016 
  22. Wallpaper* magazine: Thailand's thesis of the year 2015