We are proud to welcome our newest member Apinan Poshyananda to CIMAM

26 March 2021

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"As professionals in the field, and advocates for the development of contemporary art in Asia and Southeast Asia, joining CIMAM will allow me to be connected to the panels while keeping me up to date with the situations in the museum field."

Apinan Poshyananda, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand.

As an artist, he won 3 medals at the National Exhibition of Art, Thailand. (1982, 1985). Poshyananda is the author of several books on Thai and Asian art. He became a professor at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. (1981-2003)

Poshyananda served as Director-General, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, (2003-2010).
He was Director-General of the Cultural Promotion Department and, the Permanent Secretary and Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture, Thailand (2003-2017), when he was to commission and curate the first Thai Pavilion at 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Founder of Bangkok Art Biennale (2017-Current).

He is a committee member of the Asian Cultural Council, New York; Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Board of National Gallery, Singapore; Board of Foundation of BACC; and Advisor to President and CEO, Thai Beverage Plc. He was conferred Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, Thailand; Knight First Class of Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden; Knight, Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, Italy, and Officer of the French Arts and Letters Order, France.


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