Sakarin Krue-On

b.1965, Mae Hong Sorn, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Sakarin Krue-On works as the head of the Art Department at Silpakorn University, Thailand’s top art university. 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. His works are often site-specific installations with traditional Thai cultural influences.

He has represented Thailand in international exhibitions such as the 50rd 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 Project’ and ‘Nang Fa’, which presented the clash between primitive power and modern civilization.

Sakarin Krue-On and Huang Yongping held a dual solo exhibition entitled ‘Imply-Reply’ at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) in 2015. 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. In 2018, Krue-On had a solo exhibition in Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing.

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

Biography information from Tang Contemporary Art, February 2023

Country: Thailand