Thailand, b. 1976
Piyatat Hemmatat ปิยทัต เหมทัต was born in 1976 in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1991, Hemmatat relocated to the United Kingdom where he attended boarding school in Devon. Hemmatat received his Bachelor’s in fine art from City and Guilds London Art School in 2001, where he developed his passion for photography. He went on to complete his Master’s in fine art at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2002.
In 2007, Hemmatat returned to Bangkok, and seeing a need for more creative venues in the Thai capital, founded RMA Institute in 2010. RMA Institute is a experimental space which holds exhibitions by local and international artists, as well as hosting creative workshops. His move saw Hemmatat’s photographic interests diversify, and over the years his oeuvre has come to accommodate photographic essays of socio-political commentary, abstract experimentation and curated collections from his ongoing practice. His groundbreaking conceptual work, 3rd Eye Trilogy, was exhibited at Serindia Gallery in 2013.