based in Bangkok and Amsterdam

represented by
Nova Contemporary

virada.b(at)gmail.com
@_pamvirada

Pam Virada explores intersections between the cinematic and temporal, navigating the ghostly forces and intimate stories within domestic spheres. Through mixed-media installations and moving images, she reconfigures existing contexts and narratives, investigating the themes of impermanence and intimate turmoil. Her work revolves around the interplay of architectural space, memory, and mnemonic devices. She often explores oxymoronic concepts and examines personal and collective memory, blending subjective memory with physical spaces and exploring the dynamics of placement and displacement.


education

M.A. in Interior Architecture, Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut (Master of Gerrit Rietveld Academie), Amsterdam, NL
B.A. in Visual Communcation Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, TH


solo/duo exhibitions

2023     a Trick of Light, Meno Avilys, Vilnius, LT (solo)     
2021    The Mirror, Merten Frames Project Space by Plan B, Amsterdam, NL (with Diego Diez),
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

2024
<forthcoming> Welcoming Assemblies, de Appel, Amsterdam, NL
one lifespan to touch the sunrise, Bacio, Bern, CH

2023
How Far, How Close, Aranya Art Center, Qinhuangdao, CN
Supersensible, Digital Art Centre Taipei, TW
Threads, MADA Gallery, Melbourne, AU
from here to here, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, TH
XXL Dreams, Laak, The Hague, NL, curated by Home Cinema and WYSIWYG
The Heritors, Neverneverland, Amsterdam, NL
The House That Jack Built, APT Gallery, London, UK, curated by No Man’s Land
onsite 01, Space 2, Bangkok University Gallery (BUG) Main Campus, TH, installation conceived by Yuki Kishino 

2022
Holding Pattern, Former Courthouse, Amsterdam, NL
Perfect Nature: Amstelpark Test Site, Zone2Source, Amsterdam, NL, curated by May Adadol Ingawanij, Julian Ross and Neal White

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
Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize, Moving Image, virtual platform, curated by Louis Ho

2020
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
Louie!: Attitude Against Failure, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, TH, curated by Charoen Contemporaries
Common Traces, TCB art inc., Melbourne, AU
Praxis Makes Perfect, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), 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
Multiple Planes, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), TH, curated by Mary Pansanga


screenings

2023
Emami Art Experimental Film Festival 2023, Kolkata, IN
Worlds We Are, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila, PH
S.E.A. Focus, The Projector, SG

2022
Home Cinema, Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show 2022
Perfect Nature: Amstelpark Test Site, Amsterdam, NL

2021
Landscapes, part of Eye on Art Research Labs: Sandberg Instituut, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, NL
Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize
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
Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), IN
31st Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), SG


awards and grants

2023    Mondriaan Fund Artist Project
2022    Longlisted, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Municipal Art Acquisitions, NL
2021    Moving Image Finalist, Julius Bär Next Generation Art Prize 
2020    Monographs film series, Asian Film Archive 
2019    Finalist, Early Years Project #4: Praxis Makes Perfect, 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    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


artist talks

2023    Reading Fold on Spirit, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, NL
            from here to here, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, TH
            The Articulations series, joint initiative of Rupert and Autarkia, Meduza, Vilnius, LT
2022    Perfect Nature: Amstelpark Test Site, Zone2Source, Amsterdam, NL
2021    Essay Film Festival, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, UK
2018    Bibliomania, Tentacles, Bangkok, TH
            Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, JP


press

  1. artnews.lt: A Trick of Light, 2023

  2. echo gone wrong, ‘A Past That Was Never Owned. A conversation with Thai artist Pam Virada’: A Trick of Light, 2023

  3. Metropolis M, ‘Graduation Shows 2022 – Sandberg Instituut: Look and contemplate’: No Transcendance, Only Immanence, 2022

  4. Sight & Sound Magazine, ‘The best video essays of 2020’: Casting a Spell to Alter Reality, 2020 as part of Monographs series

  5. Contemporaneities: the space is altered, 2018 

  6. Tzvetnik: the space is altered, 2018  

  7. Contemporary Art Daily: the space is altered, 2018

  8. art4d magazine no. 265, Bangkok Biennial 2018: dusk, 2018

  9. British Journal of Photography, 'Thai New Wave Photography: Multiple Planes': memory palace, 2018

  10. art4d magazine no. 262, 'Medium Format’: Memory Palace, 2018

  11. Wonder Foto Day: window series reviewed by Diane Wen Goldberg








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