PARTICIPANT / Sakarin Krue-On

  • Name Sakarin Krue-On
  • Country Thailand
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b.1965, Mae Hong Sorn, Thailand

Sakarin Krue-On works as the head of the Art Department at Silpakorn University, Thailand’s top art university, and currently lives and works in Bangkok.

As one of Thailand’ s earliest artists to work in conceptual art, Sakarin Krue-On has become world-renowned for his innovative creations spanning decades. He has represented Thailand in international exhibitions such as the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), the Thai Pavilion at the 53th Venice Biennale (2009), the Busan Biennale(2012), and the Singapore Biennale (2016). The first Thai artist to participate in Documenta, Krue-On presented two of his important earth art installations, entitled Terraced Rice Field Art Projectand Nang Fa, which presented the clash between primitive power and modern civilization.

In 2015, Sakarin Krue-On and Huang Yongping held a dual solo exhibition entitled “ Imply-Reply ” at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), often called the Guggenheim of Thailand. With ingenious works and installation methods, the two artists inspired discussions about the relationships between East and West, the individual and the nation, and the traditional and the modern, attracting attention from important figures in the international art world. In 2018, Krue-On had a solo exhibition in Tang Contemporary Art Beijing Space.

In 2016, Krue-On received the Third Prudential Eye Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Asian art.

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