Biennale of Sydney

Imhathai Suwatthanasilp

Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Lunar Eyes, 2012, from the series ‘Hair for hope’, human hair, pins, sewing thread, 110 x 150 cm. Installation view for the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Courtesy the artist.
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Treasure Map – Power, 2020; Treasure Map – Fear, 2020; Treasure Map – Money, 2020, from the series ‘Treasure map’, human hair, sewing thread, clear acrylic sheet, copper tube, jewellery. Installation view for Treasure Map at Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai. Courtesy the artist.
Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere, 2018. Wings of termite swarmers, light box, 62.5 x 243 x 11.5 cm. Installation view for the Bangkok Art Biennale (2018). Courtesy Petch Osathanugrah, Bangkok.

Imhathai Suwatthanasilp

Born 1981 in Bangkok, Thailand
Lives in Lamphun, Thailand


Imhathai Suwattanasilp is known for using human hair as the main material to create her artworks. She relates hair to the human experience through works that are tactile and emotive, posing many questions to the audience. Suwattanasilp’s works explore ideas such as gender, life, death, violence, morality, belief and rituals which shape the character and behaviours of people in Thai society.