Celebrating Women in Art

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:30 PM
Goethe Institute Bangkok



Bangkok is fast becoming a city dedicated to celebrating and promoting the country’s art industry. Small, independent galleries abound, local artists are showing exhibitions on an international stage and Bangkok-based galleries give international artists a local audience.


Regular Tickets 17 May 2016 500 THB


Together with some of Bangkok’s key players in the art industry, this discussion will take a broad look at the different eco-systems in the industry and explore the idea of an artist as a creative entrepreneur. We will hear from artists and curators, jewelry designers and theatre directors on their experience, opinions and the business of the art industry in Thailand.

Our speakers for this discussion will be Karma Sirikogar – Visual Artist, Atty Tantivit – ATTA Gallery, and Nikan Bow Wasinondh – Wonderfruit. The discussion will be led by Rachel Szewczuk – independent artist and art therapist.

This event is open to anyone currently working in the art industry or interested in the field. Men are encouraged to attend and we welcome your input into the discussion!

Ticket includes a welcome drink and limited snacks and due to limited capacity we recommend booking fast as we expect this event to sell out.

Problems securing tickets? Email info@akinasia.com


Karma Sirikogar is one of the most exciting visual artist in Bangkok, and a great representation of a young inspiring woman. She is an artist with a diverse background and global experience, as her nationality is Thai, ethnicity is Indian and birthplace is Singapore. Karma’s explosively dimensional works transcend cultural boundaries into a universal aesthetic, conveying a sense of meditative formalism through the exploration of line, form, movement and colour. An abstract-surrealist, her imaginative compositions are suggestively inspired by geometric urban structures, organic forms in the natural world and a powerful sense of femininity. Karma’s approach to art is multi-disciplinary as she works in the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, street art and digital imaging. She has been artistically trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and Tagore’s Kala Bhavan Institute of Fine Arts in India. Karma has exhibited as well as participated in numerous art residencies around the world, and has worked with brands like Vodafone, Starboard, Esquire magazine and Converse.



Atty Tantivit, born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, first experienced jewelry making in college while studying Environmental Science in the US. Unfortunately, it took her five more years to find her way back to jewelry making, after receiving her MA’s in Marine Policies. It occurred to her during an evening jewelry making workshop that she not only enjoyed making jewelry, she wanted to do it everyday! Atty’s path in jewelry making has taken her from the US to Europe and back to Asia. Atty moved back to Thailand in 2006 after being exposed to international contemporary art jewelry scene and founded ATTA Gallery in 2010 to exhibit work made by jewelry artists. The gallery introduces unique works from around the world and brings awareness and appreciation of contemporary art jewelry to the Thai general public. ATTA Gallery is not just a commercial gallery, but an educational space for jewelry and art enthusiasts in Thailand. Atty has played many roles in the field of contemporary art jewelry, both locally and internationally—a gallery director, a curator, an educator, a maker, a writer, a mentor and a collector.



Nikan Bow Wasinondh is presently the Art Curator at Wonderfruit. Bow has been a core team member at Wonderfruit since its event launch in 2014. For the annual outdoor arts festival in Chonburi, she works with artists and cultural institutions to develop and produce multi-disciplinary projects crossing between stage architecture, installations, performances and workshops, with driving ethos on environmental sustainability and community engagement. With educational backgrounds in Visual Arts and Design, Bow strives to create cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversations through contemporary art. Her practice facilitates platforms for artists and creatives who explore critical issues of social and artistic concerns through festivals, exhibitions, educational programs, performances, etc. Having lived in several countries with work experience in Sydney and London, she is currently based in Bangkok. During 2010 – 2013, she co-directed not-for-profit art space, BKK Arthouse, while independently curating projects with organizations and artist groups such as Within These Walls (2010), As Man Eats Through His Forest (2011), co-curated Thai Trends from Localism to Internationalism (2012), Survival Games as part of B-Floor physical theatre (2013), co-organized the 1st edition of Bukruk Street Art Festival: Thai-Europe Connection (2013) and co-curated the traveling project Media/Art Kitchen – Reality Distortion Field (2013). Following, she took on the roles of Art Curator at Wonderfruit (2014 – present) and Program Director and Curator for Photo Bangkok Festival 2015.