Interview: ‘How I Became an Artist: Sawangwongse Yawnghwe’

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe in his studio, February 2022. Photo by Alex Blanco for Art Basel.

‘When I lived in Vancouver, near my home, there was an artist-run gallery called grunt that I passed by every day. Once, I went in and said, “I would like to show here.” I was probably 18. The curator said, “Give me a resumé.” I went to a café and, for some reason, I wrote one out for him on toilet paper. Then I went back and gave it to him. A year later, I held an exhibition there. The show got some media attention. I thought, “Well, this is pretty cool.”

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