Nino Sarabutra

b. 1970, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

After graduating in ceramic art from Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Nino Sarabutra spent nearly 20 years working as an advertising creative in various agencies before becoming a full-time artist in 2008.

Nino’s work focuses on communication. Her work stimulates self-reflection so audiences consider their position in life, how it feels to be human, what factors drive their emotions, what motivates them. In 2009 Nino presented her first solo exhibition ‘Exploring Love’ with walls of ceramic hearts framing images of all that we can love. Since then she has explored death, sensuality, spirituality, food, and human greed. Her exhibitions, and Nino herself, are defined by the genuine joy of living.

Nino’s most recognisable work WHAT WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND? was created in 2012 with 125,000 porcelain skulls filling a gallery to remind us of the precious nature of life. Since then, it has been developed through shows in Bangkok, Singapore, New York, Venice, Paris and the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018.

Nino has held regular solo and group exhibitions in Bangkok, New York, Manila, Singapore, Berlin, and Venice.

Country: Thailand