Sorawit Songsataya

Sorawit Songsataya is an artist currently based in Pōneke Wellington. Their work ”often makes practical use of computer softwares and organic material to explore simultaneous relations in materiality and beliefs imbued in diverse cultural milieux. Recent projects expand on various handcraft skills and new media while considering social layers of their home country and Aotearoa.” - Artspace Aotearoa (2018)

In 2018, Songsataya received a Swedish Arts Grant to participate in a studio residency in Stockholm via IASPIS Konstnärsnämnden. They were a McCahon House Artist in residence in 2017 and in 2016, First Prize Winner, New Zealand National Contemporary Art Award.

CIRCUIT resources

Essay by Jane Wallace (2019)
Podcast with Mark Amery (2018)
Essay by Victoria Wynne-Jones (2017) 

Selected Exhibitions


Heavy Trees, Arms and Legs, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
The Interior, SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch 

Come up for Air, The Lightship, Auckland
Rumours (Mermaid), Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

The Interior, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Offspring of Rain (solo), Enjoy Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Wellington
Jupiter (solo), Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary, Auckland

Starling (solo), Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland
Bright Cave, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Snart nog: Konst och handling, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Dark Objects, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Acting Out, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Potentially Yours: The Coming Community, Artspace, Auckland
A Bone Flesh, A Daddy’s Nest, RM Gallery, Auckland

Piti Montessori, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin

Unstuck in Time, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
Black Market, Window Online, Auckland
Everyday Backwash, Michael Lett, Auckland
Campaign Furniture, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Weeping Touchstone, Gloria Knight, Auckland
Chill Spree, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch