Kamol Paosawasdi

Biography

Kamol Phaosavasdi(b.1958 Bangkok; lives and works in Bangkok) renowned as one of the forerunners of Thai media and installation video art who exhibits widely in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US, Kamol has been producing works relentlessly. Viewers’ 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 us frequently stereotyped as part of dissident art. In the late 2000, the meaning of tranquility appeared in Kamol’s work, namely Bon Voyage(2002) and Quite Storm(2005). Personal sensation and experience became the most important communication factors of the work. He has been working closely with communities both in Bangkok and small provinces recently, bringing art to the level that could function and serve social aspects on the practical level within the community. Kamol completed his MFA from Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA.(1984) under adviser Richard Jackson, Colwin Clairmont and Miles Forst. He currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1984
    M.F.A. (Intermedia) Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • 1981
    B.S. (Art Education) Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Solo Exhibition

  • 2008
    Polite  “ Emotional  Management ”  H Gallery  Bangkok  Thailand
  • 2005
    Quiet Storm Center of Academic Resource, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2002
    Bon voyage, Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2001
    Dilemma, – Project 304 Bangkok – Center of Academic Resource, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1999
    Between Hopeful and Hopeless, Art Gallery, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1998
    Between Hopeful and Hopeless, Center of Academic Resource, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1997
    “United Water” The Art Gallery of the Japan Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1994
    “Water Project” Silom Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1991
    “Collaboration with yesterday and the day before” National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1985
    “Song for The Dead Art Exhibition” Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1983
    “Not My Performance in 72 Steps” Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, U.S.A

Group Exhibition

  • 2009
    Golden Tiger / Hidden Monkey, Jim Thompson Art Center , BangkokEmotional  Metropolis , Hong Kong Arts Centre
  • 2008
    This is not a Fairytale , Soka Art Center Taipei.More to Love , Tadu Contemporary Art, BangkokPositive Living , Bangkok University Art Gallery.
  • 2007
    Show  Me  Thai , Museum  of  Contemporary  Art Tokyo , Japan
  • 2006
    Okagi  Biennale , Okaki  City  ,  Japan
  • 2005
    Bangkok! Bangkok! De Markten, Kunsten  Festival Des Arts, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2004
    “Supernatural” Media Art Festival, Chiangmai University Art Museum, Chiangmai.”Here & Now” A Contemporary Art Exhibition at 4 Sites on Maitrichit Road, Organized by AARA, Bangkok, Thailand.”– + – (Negative Plus Negative)” Earl Lu Gallery, Lasalle-Sia College of Arts, Singapore.

    “Home Front” Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. 

    “(Tous Egos) 18 Rencontres Paralleles” Whart Centre D’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France.

    “Access for All” Crac Alsace, France.

  • 2003
    The 50th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale (Dreams and Conflicts), Italy “Thai-Tanic”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts New York.”Next Move : Contemporary Art from Thailan” Earllu Gallery, Singapore.

    “Parallel Time” China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.

  • 2002
    ev+a Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick, IRELAND
  • 2001
    Polypolis (Art from Asian Pacific Megacities), Kunsthaus, Hamburg, GermanyWorms Festival III, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore.
  • 2000
    Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2000, Nigata Prefecture, Japan AKIHABARA TV, Organized by Command N, Tokyo.Glocal Scents of Thailand, Edsvik konst ach kultur, Sweden.

    Euro – Visions, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 1999
    Alter-Ego, Silpakorn University Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, ThailandVolumn & Form, Substation, Singapore.Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Japan Foundation, Bangkok.
  • 1996
    ASIA EDGE 1996, P-3 Art and Environment, Tokyo, Japan.Traditions/Tensions, Grey Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • 1994
    “Thai Australian Cultural Space” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1993
    “The first Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art” Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1992
    “ARX 3”, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth, Australia.“Mobile”, Museum City’92, Tenjin, Fukuoka, Japan.“The Boundary Rider”, The Ninth Biennale of Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1985
    “The Second Asian Art Show” Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
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