Taiki Sapkisit

b. 1975, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand

Taiki Sakpisit is a filmmaker and visual artist, renowned for his innovative approach to storytelling and his profound exploration of Thailand’s complex history. Through the lens of a cinema, Sakpisit unpacks the nation’s turbulent past, infusing his experimental films with a subtle yet resounding political commitment. His works delve into the underlying tensions, conflicts, and anticipations of contemporary Thailand, meticulously crafted through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage.

Utilising a diverse array of sounds and images, Sakpisit creates immersive experiences that challenge conventional narratives and provoke thought. His feature-length film ‘The Edge of Daybreak’ garnered acclaim, winning the prestigious FIPRESCI award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for its ‘Mysterious atmosphere and rich imagery in depicting trauma and violence, for its capacity of dealing with 40 years of political turmoil through a powerful and hypnotic cinematic journey, and for its compromise with the past in order to confront the present and the next future’. His works have been showcased at the 14th Gwangju Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, and the 2024 Bangkok Art Biennale.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM THE ARTIST’S WEBSITE, MAY 2024.

Country: Thailand
Instagram: taiki_sakpisit