Ampannee Satoh was born in Pattani, Thailand in 1983, she studied Photography at L’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie at Arles, in France (2010) and Master of Fine Art at Silpakorn University (2013). She based in Bangkok. Ampannee ’s work examines cultural identity , nation state, faith and individuality by bringing focus to traditional subjects in the Pattani region of Thailand , her homeland.Her work comprises a wide range of mediums, including photography and video.
Ampannee’ s solo exhibitions are The light 24:31, Patani Art space, Pattani, Thailand (2018); Lost Motherland, A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur (2018); Pondok, In_t_af Gallery, Pattani (2015) and Burqa 2010, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok (2011). Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions such as “Sharjah Biennial 14”Sharjah , United Arab Emirates, “GENDERED BODIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA”, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines , “A BEAST, A GOD, AND A LINE”, Kunstall Trondheim, Norway 2019 “Khonkaen Manifesto 2018” , GF. Building, Khonkaen , Thailand; Re/form/ing Patani, Bangkok Biennial (2018); A Beast, a God, and a Line, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, TS1 Yangon, Myanmar; Para Site, Hong Kong and Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Patani Semasa, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2018); Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang, A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur (2017); Patani Semasa, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2017); Semangat 10: Visual Expressions of Southeast Asian Identity, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur (2017); A Personal History of Visual Symbiosis, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Thailand (2016); Photography cannot lie (much), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2014); See Saw Seen 4, DOB Hualamphong Gallery, Thailand (2011) and Idols and Icons, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore (2011).
Ampannee ’s work is part of the collections at the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai , Singapore Art Museum and National Art Gallery , Bangkok , Thailand. She was awarded the First Prize for Photography in the Young Thai Artist Award, Bangkok (2007).