Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Artadia Awardee

“Phingbodhipakkiya investigates cultural histories through material and process with a particular focus on textiles, installation, and collaboration. Her work offers spaces of renewal, collective mourning, and healing, examining the role of ritual in contemporary life and ways to be in community.“- jurors Eileen Jeng Lynch, Director of Curatorial Programs, The Bronx Museum, and Diana Nawi, Independent Curator.

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is the recipient of the 2024 Bank of America Artadia Award.

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (b. 1988, Atlanta, GA) is a Brooklyn-based transdisciplinary artist creating liminal spaces that serve as conduits for healing and transformation. The daughter of Thai and Indonesian immigrants, her practice spans sculpture, painting, public art, fiber and ritual. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, recently reclaiming 3 stories of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center’s atrium with “Time Owes Us Remembrance” and inhabiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts with “the primitive sign of wanting”. She is a 2023-25 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, was public artist-in-residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and her work is held in the permanent collections of various institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Through defiant storytelling, her work brings forth color, texture, history, and performance to amplify marginalized voices, channeling loss and disconnection into portals of renewal and repair. She creates living monuments that archive audience action to reclaim, rebuild, and restore through participation and communion. Weaving together gifted stories and artifacts, she shapes expansive spaces of softness and wonder where new seeds can be planted. By melding cultural identities and colonial legacies with bodily and psychic impacts, she harnesses the power of mundane objects to tell larger, evocative narratives that mirror lived human experiences.