AOr NOpawan Sirivejkul (b. 1968, Bangkok) is a Thai Performance artist born and based in Bangkok. She has worked as a project manager of the international performance art festival Asiatopia since 2008. She is also independent curator of performance art. Her work is realised on various media ranging from photography to performance. Her works contain stories that reflect both beauty and horror of life. They criticize humanity’s perpetual violence and alienating impulses.
AOr NOpawan is considered one of the most dedicated and active Thai performance artists. She has conceptualised and organised her own performance art event Blurborders with Mongkol Plienbangchang in Bangkok since 2008. She received grant from the Ministry of Culture and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand, to participate in various performance festival across Asia and Europe including Poland (2007) and Israel (2013) among others. She was selected in 2016 by BACC and Le Lieu Art Centre to participate in an exchange programme, Encounter with Strangers between Bangkok and Quebec City. She has also been invited to join the international art festivals in various countries (2003–present) such as Germany, Poland, Canada, Israel, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and all the South East Asia.
AOr NOpawan has done research work on minority groups in Thailand and their cultural ecology (1999) and on the pioneering Thai performance artist Chumpon Apisuk (2014–2015). She was a manager of the cultural program of the international AIDS conference in Bangkok (2004). She has held many workshops and talks about artistic, social and political issues in South and South East Asia (2003–present).
At the event Là-bas→ Self as the Third, AOr NOpawan does a long-duration performance of several hours, in which recurring themes of her work manifest themselves: art as a journey through the world, encountering and examining different cultures and languages, finding their essence in daily and simple things – in the fragility and ephemerality of objects and in the painfulness of being in touch with them.