b. 1964, thailand
Kamin Lertchaiprasert (b. 1964) was born in Lopburi, Thailand and lives and works in Chiang Mai. He graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Silpakorn University in Bangkok in 1987 and garnered the Young Artist of the Year award in the same year. He then moved to New York where he attended The Art Student League of New York from 1989 to 1992. Following a trip to Bangkok in 1990, Kamin briefly became a Buddhist monk and continues to practice Buddhism at present. He returned to Thailand in 1992 and moved to Chiang Mai in 1996. Along with fellow artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, he co-founded ‘the land foundation’ in 1998 - an initiative which converted rice fields into sites for art and architectural projects, workshops and residencies. His interest in collaborative art led to the founding of the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit in 2008.
Kamin recently participated in a year-long exhibition, Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s, at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia that runs through August 2018. He also presented The Timeless Present Moment - a solo exhibition and survey of his artistic practice at the MAIIAM museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2017. His solo exhibition, Sitting (Money), premiered in Bangkok and was collected by the Guggenheim in New York, USA (2012). Selected exhibitions include Secret Archipelago at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France (2015); After Utopia at the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2015) and Anthropos at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York, USA (2014). He participated in the 2013 Sin- gapore Biennale titled If the World Changed with the Sa-tan-ni station at the Singapore Art Museum; Meta-question: Back to the Museum Per Se at the Guangzhou Triennial, China (2011), Utopia Station at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Sydney Biennial in 2012 and 1993. His work is held in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand.