Judha Su is a writer, critic, and catalyst, working on shifting boundaries of contemporary arts, knowledge production, and alternative pedagogy. Her creative commitment is inherently political, therefore, she perceives art as a point of contact, negotiation, and entry to imagine new possibilities that may encourage a social change. In parallel, she is working as a long-term laborer at “soi” - a collaborative platform for dialogue, research, and pedagogy, which she founded in late 2017. The word “soi” in Thai language is a semi-formal and intimate urban structure that bridges the main road. The physicality of “soi” resonates her desire to look at the public as places of knowledge — especially to accommodate the marginality. The first few years of “soi” will be devoted to work with a slow synthesis of knowledge and discursive practices by bringing more critical dialogues to local public in Thailand.
Her ongoing research has its intersectional focus on poetics, performances, and politics to unpack a complexity of political suppression in Thailand. Also, she is currently co-editing with Mi You, a curator, researcher, and academic staff at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, an anthology that serves as a conjuncture to the Ghost: 2561, a video and performance art series, the first edition of Ghost series, in this October, Bangkok, Thailand.
This publication is aimed to provide local audiences more critical perspectives towards the artwork and concerned discourses. Furthermore, for the same series, she is leading“the classroom of storytellers,” an educational program of Ghost: 2561, to re-navigate the art exhibition into the local context and encourage audiences to actively embrace their personal memories through a method of oral storytelling and interpersonal dialogue. Additionally, she is recently selected to be part of “Body Politic,” an intensive laboratory with Jill Sigman at Gibney Dance, New York City.
Judha Su is selected by "BCS 2018 Creative Talents Program", staying at Bamboo Curtain Studio for 2 month since the 6th of Nov.