Trained as curator and researcher, Pathompong Manakitsomboon works primarily in the areas of artists’ moving image and media art, with experiences across the fields of curatorial practice and filmmaking
Trained as curator and researcher, Pathompong Manakitsomboon works primarily in the areas of artists’ moving image and media art, with experiences across the fields of curatorial practice and filmmaking. He was previously a programmer/curator at Bangkok World Film Festival, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, and assistant curator for Thai Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2013). Pathompong recently curated Toward the Tactile Visions, a series of multi-platform audiovisual event from artists: Takashi Makino, Rei Hayama and Arnont Nongyao at Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Chiang Mai University and Alliance Française Bangkok (2018), Ben Rivers: to hinterlands: Alliance Française Bangkok (2019), Kichijoji – Person-Specific Sound Performances by Ken Ueno, dj sniff, Arnont Nongyao and Nut Sawasdee at Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai (2019), Laura Mulvey in Thailand: The Male Gaze in 21st Century. He was invited to participate in Berlinale Talents, Berlin International Film Festival (2014), A Working Title: Training and Development Program for Film Screening Professionals from Southeast Asia and Japan (2017), and the sixth Oberhausen Seminar, International Short Film Oberhausen, Germany(2019). Pathompong holds a Master’s in Film Curating from Birkbeck, University of London where he graduated with Distinction. His areas of interest revolve around the emerging interdisciplines between materiality, technology and human conciousness. Pathompong is currently a full-time lecturer at Department of Media Arts and Design, Faculty of Fine Art, Chiang Mai University.