Contemporary Arts


Born 1978 in Thailand, based in Thailand and in Sweden.

Boonsri Tangtrongsin is a graduate of Bangkok University (1999) and Malmo Art Academy, Sweden, 2007. Aichi Triennale 2013 will exhibit 《Superbarbara Saving the World》 (11min, 2012) a hand drawn animation reflecting on recurrent problems in the world that are never solved. Different 'chapters' in the animation refer to different problems - each is instantly and universally recognisable not only because they are found everywhere, but because everywhere there is the same frustration for anyone who attempts to solve them. The artist writes: “Superbarbara is an old-style sex doll transformed from sex toy to savior of the world. She has her own way to solve problems. However, Superbarbara is both hero and victim of the problems....Sometimes, there is someone showing up and trying to fix those problems, but sooner or later our so called 'Hero' just disappears and the troubles are still going on. What happened and Why?”
《Superbarbara saving the world》 was the winner of the Visualising Human Rights Arts Competition 2012, organised by Artists for Human Rights and Action in Melbourne. Boonsri Tangtrongsin has won a number of awards for her animations, which have been exhibited in Thailand, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Korea, China and Australia.

  《Superbarbara Saving the World》2012
courtesy of the artist
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