Born in 1981 Thanavi is currently studying Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in "Western and Asian Art History in Comparative Perspective" at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She worked as a writer // researcher and curator in Thailand from 2001 to 2006. Her curatorial projects include "Performativity - First Southeast Asian Performance on Video" (co - curated with Khairuddin Hori and Manuporn Leungaram, 2006), "Little More Sweet, Not too Sour" - Works on paper by Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Pinaree Sanpitak (2006) and "Hit and Run TV Art Lab" - Young Thai artists featuring works related to new media on TV on ThaiTV 7 Channel (Dec 2006 - Jan 2007).