Kamol Phaosavasdi

b. 1958, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Kamol Phaosavasdi is renowned as one of the forerunners of Thai media and installation video art. He has been producing work relentlessly, having exhibited widely in Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. Viewer interaction and participation are often essential in his situational and site-specific work. His happenings and performances are provocative, inviting us to ponder the potential of body art that is frequently stereotyped as part of dissident art. The meaning of tranquility has appeared in Kamol’s work, namely ‘Bon Voyage’ (2002) and ‘Quiet Storm’ (2005). Personal sensation and experience are also essential factors of communication in his work.

Over the years, he has worked closely with communities in Bangkok and small provinces in Thailand to bring art to communities to serve social aspects on practical levels within the Thai societies.

Kamol completed his MFA from Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA (1984) under adviser Richard Jackson, Colwin Clairmont and Miles Forst.

Biography information Gallery VER, June 2022

Country: Thailand
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