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elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ is a collaborative research-based group consisting of artists, Kengchakaj Kengkarnka–เก่งฉกาจ (https://kengchakaj.info/) and Nitcha Tothong(fame)–ณิชชา(เฟม) (https://nitcha.info/)that examines, decoded, explore, and define decolonized possibilities by creating, using code, algorithm, multimedia, and technology.

elekhlekha has performed in small communities, larger institutional spaces, and music festivals, including Barbican Centre(UK); Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden(US); Wonderfruit Festival (Thailand); Int-Act Festival 2022(Thailand); Wonderville NYC(as a part of LiveCode.NYC); Flux Factory(NY); Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning(NY); The Jazz Gallery(NY); COMMON Festival(currents.fm); Homeward Bound(The Weekly Weekly, NY); CultureHub(Re-fest, NY).

In 2022, they were awarded The Lumen Prize Gold Award—the first Gold Award winner to come out of the Global Majority category. In addition, the artists have received grants and development funds from a City Artist Corps Grant, Queens Council on the Arts, and Babycastles for their debut project Jitr จิตร.

Tothong holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design, and Kengkarnka holds a MM from the Manhattan School of Music. They’re currently based in Occupied Lenapehoking(Brooklyn, NYC), the unceded lands of the Lenni-Lenape and home for many Indigenous peoples past, present, and future.

Photos from The 11th Award Ceremony of the LUMEN Prize at Barbican Centre, London, UK, by Shangyou Shi. Courtesy of Lumen Art Projects.

Photos from The 11th Award Ceremony of the LUMEN Prize at Barbican Centre, London, UK, by Shangyou Shi. Courtesy of Lumen Art Projects.

elekhlekha | CV

Nitcha Tothong (Fame) Interdisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher she/they b.1987 www - nitcha.info @ - nitcha_dot_fame_at_gmail_dot_com

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ณิชชา โตทอง (เฟม) ศิลปิน, นักออกแบบ

Kengchakaj (Keng) Improviser, pianist, and electronics experimentalist he/him b.1989 www - kengchalkaj.info @ - hi_at_kengchakaj_dot_info

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เก่งฉกาจ (เก่ง) นักด้นสด, นักเปียโน, และ นักทดลองอิเล็กโทรนิคส์


2023 Wonderfruit Festival 2023 • 24-channels Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble | Enfold Stage, The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, TH

       [CultureHub](<https://www.culturehub.org/elekhlekha>) • *Quadraphonic Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble* special collaboration with easterner, and Luisa Mei Bressan **followed by a discussion moderated 

     by Celine Wong Katzman | CultureHub, New York, US

       [iea residency](<https://blog.alfred.edu/iea/2023/08/28/elekhlekha-%e0%b8%ad%e0%b8%b5%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%ab%e0%b8%a5%e0%b8%b0%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%82%e0%b8%a5%e0%b8%b0%e0%b8%82%e0%b8%a5%e0%b8%b0/>) • *Quadraphonic Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble* | Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, Alfred University, New York, US

       [Pattern Languages Vol.01](<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pattern-languages-vol-1-tickets-655945419407?fbclid=PAAaZwmkFYTstmwXmoD_xdf2cqq39V5uNOZ7YtqZgOtaep7jzmbcttwf-ScVI>) • *Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble* | Astor Place Hair, New York, US

       [Sound Scene 2023: After the End](<https://soundscenefest.org/>) • *Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble* | Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D. C, US

       [Regen Circuit: a LiveCodeNYC Exhibition](<https://www.harvestworks.org/apr-28-may-14-livecode-nyc-residency-at-the-harvestworks-art-and-technology-program-on-governors-island/>) • *Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble* | Harvestworks Art & Technology Program, Governors Island, New York, US

       MÔTÔSynthesis with Muzosynth Orchestra • *Untitled* | Carroll Hall, Brooklyn, New York, US 

       Club Code • *Jitr(จิตร)* | Persona Studio, Brooklyn, US

2022 Int-Act 2022: New Act, Vocality and Transmutation • Jitr(จิตร)–extended gong(ฆ้อง)ensemble | Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, TH

       Wonderfruit Festival 2022 • *Jitr(จิตร)* | Neramit Stage, The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, TH

       The 11th Award Ceremony of the LUMEN Prize • *Jitr(จิตร)* | The Barbican Centre, London, UK