Awika Samukrsaman was born in 1991 in Surin, Thailand. She received her Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts Program in Textile, Costume, Garment and Fashion Design from Thammasat University. Living and working in Nonthaburi, Thailand, She is interested in learning and developing basic weaving for everyday use and communication which is rooted from traditional Culture and has been a part of everyday life. Awika’s interest in texture in textile works has brought her into folk wisdom among local ethnic groups.
- 2019 Invited artist of Site specific art installation project for Suwannabhumi Mosque Community and Jaroenrat Community in Klongsan Fest project by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand.
- 2018 Advisor for Thailand Creative Culture project by The Department of Industry
Promotion, Ministry of Industry.
- 2018 Invited instructor at Textile design, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts,
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
In 2019, Awika was selected as the residency artist of Bamboo Curtain Studio International Residency Exchange Program for one month.
Works in residency
Artistic Research and Development Project: Social weaving
The social situation usually includes many different choices of possible actions. Individuals must develop their understanding of social structure, in order to make decisions in different situations, to choose and improve their interpersonal skills to live in harmony with other people. Any actions of individual living in a society are not determined by social structure alone, they also correlate with values held by the society and individuals in that particular situation.
Model study of Topophilia project is a site-specific interaction between human and human/ human and place-space. The model of the visual arts field is designed with symbolic communication methodology and technique, in which an individual and an individual simultaneously become a sender and a receiver of messages.
The structure of backstrap loom--a weaving machine used by ethnic group living in the Southeastern part of Asia—is used to connect the bodies of two different individuals. The weaving process then becomes the process of communication and interaction. Re-emphasize the theory of symbolic relations in micro-sociology.