Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand)
Trap, 1995
Installation with wood, metal plates, stone, clay and fiberglass
approx. 500 x 800 x 450 (H) cm.
Collection of the artist
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (born 1957) has received an M.F.A.
in graphic art both from Silpakorn University in Bangkok in 1986
and from Hochschule fur Bildenden Kunst in Braunschweig, Germany.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Germany and Thailand,
as well as The Asia Pacific Triennial Exhibition in Brisbane, and the
Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa. Her most recent work
explores the relationship between one's place of origin and the innate
desire to express individuality. She lives and works in Chiang Mai,
where she teaches at Chiang Mai University.

At Queens Museum of Art, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook exhibits
Buang (Trap) (1995). The artist expresses the idea that women in
Thai society are trapped by moralizing social norms and double
standards by presenting the figure of a woman without a torso lying
inside a wooden cradle-like shape alongside evocative materials
and objects.