Kamin  Lertchaiprasert

Born : 1964 Lopburi, Thailand

           : Lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Education / Training

1989 – 1992   Attended “The Art Student League of New York”

1982 – 1987   BFA (Printmaking), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1978 – 1981    Diploma in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

Public Speech

26 Jan 2018 ; “Looking Within, Moving Beyond”,  The Southeast Asia Forum 2018 talks, Art Stage Singapore 2018, Singapore. 

24 April 2017; “Universal Connection by Spiritual fractal”, Urban Media Art Academy @Goethe-Institut, Bangkok, Thailand.  

12, 17 November 2014; “Oh! Art Mediator’s Network Forum”, organized by Hello Museum at Arko Artist House, Seoul and co-organized by Mite-Ugro at Daein      market art and culture house , Gwangju City, Korea

13 October 2014; “Life Specific”, BACC Art “Talk” #2, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand

8 February 2014; “Artists Activating Communities & Contexts, Singapore Biennale 2013  Symposium, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

15 July 2012; “Artist Talk” (Art and Environment), Asahi Art Festival 2012, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

2 February 2012; “International in Contemporary Art” (Similarity in Difference and Difference in Similarity), Art Academic Seminar of ASEAN Country: Roles of Art in ASEAN Contemporary Context, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

21 July 2011; “Public Interaction: Dialogue on Art and Public Space”, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

12 March 2011;  “Art Activism Symposium” (Social Activity as Individual), Singapore Biennale 2011, The National University of Singapore Museum, the Salon, National Museum of Singapore.

29 July 2008;   “Worldwide/Art World” (the land), Heide Museum of Modern Art and Asialink, Asialink Center, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

9 March 2008; “Symposium; Stimulating Cities with Art” (the land), The Japan Foundation and The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Theater 21 at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

27 April 2007;   Deus (e)X Historia :A Conference Exploring Divinity and Reason in the Production of Knowledge, “The Embarrassment of Religion in Contemporary Art” (the land), the work at the Buddhist-based and artists’ community at Chiang Mai, Thailand, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

14 June 2003;  “Utopia” (the land), Asian-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with 50th International Art Exhibition, Utopia Station, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

28 Sept. 1996;  “Spirituality and Re-investing in Tradition” (Beyond Belief),  The Second Asia-Pacific of Contemporary Art Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Social Activity Project

1998 Co-founder “the land project”

2002-2004 Umong-Silpadhamma

2004 Umong Sippadhamma and “The Land Project” became “the land foundation”.  www.thelandfoudation.org

2011 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirits (station) www.31century.org

Solo Exhibitions

Universal Connection by Spiritual fractal” by wrapping a BTS train (inside and outside) Bangkok, Thailand.

The Timeless Present Moment (Selected works)“, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

The Timeless Present Moment“, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Before Birth, After Death” (Sculpture), Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

Before Birth, After Death” (Sculpture), Art U Room, Tokyo, Japan.

Non-Being by Itself“, Platforms Southeast Asia section, Art Stage 2014

Non-Being by Itself”,  31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, Kamin Lertchaiprasert with Cultural Activists and Young Artists, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Before Birth, After Death” (Painting), Numthong Gallery at Aree, Bangkok, Thailand

st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (Laboratory@Chicago), Lecturer, workshop, exhibition (co-operate with six students) Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institution of Chicago, USA.

“Wrong place”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

“Beyond…”(Sculpture), Art Forum, Singapore

Beyond…”(Sculpture), Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Beyond…”(Sculpture), Art U Room, Tokyo, Japan

“Beyond” (Painting) 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Lifeveryday” at Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Sitting (Money)2004-2006” at Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

“Sitting” at Bangkok University Art gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, Art U-Room, Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibition “Kamin Vata Atta Upatan” at Numthong Gallery Bangkok

“Inner/ Outer Gaze at Gallery ART U, Osaka, Japan

“The ordinary man is a Buddha, Passion is bodhi (the wisdom of enlightenment)” Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Time & Experience 1990” Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Medium Rare Creation Artist project” About Studio / About Café, Bangkok, Thailand

“Anitjang Thukkhang Anata” Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Problem – Wisdom” Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

“Normal & Nature” Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

“Retrospective Photo / Photo Etching Exhibition” About Photo, Bangkok, Thailand

“ABC” British Council, Bangkok, Thailand

“Problem – Wisdom” Visual Drama, Bangkok, Thailand

“What’s in My Mind” Con-Tempus, The Bangkok Fine Arts Center, Queen Sirikit national Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

“Muangnging Sea Lao” National Gallery Bangkok, Dialogue Gallery, Bangkok and Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai , Thailand

“Niras Thailand” Dialogue Gallery, Bangkok, Silom Artspace, Bangkok and The art Gallery of Faculty of Painting and Graphic Art, Silpakorn University, Bangkok and CON-tempus, The Bangkok Fine Arts Center, Queen Sirikit national Convention Center, Bangkok , Thailand

“Gaw Ery Gaw Gai” Visual Drama, Bangkok and Dialogue Gallery, Bangkok.

Photographs and Prints “Young Artist of the Year, 1987” Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017- 2018
“Problem-Wisdom”, Thai Art in The 1990s, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia 

“After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art”, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Australia 

“Secret Archipelago”, Parlais de Tokyo, Paris, France

“After Utopia”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

“Utopian Days-Fairy Tales”, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan

“Anthropos”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA

THRESHOLDS: Contemporary Thai Art”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA

“Sa-tan-ni (station), If the World Changed” Singapore Bieniale, Singpore Art Museum,Singapore

“Thai Transience”, Singpore Art Museum,Singapore

“18th Bienniale of Sydney”, Sydney, Australia

“Water and Land-Niigata Art Festival”, Niigata, Japan

“Art Domain Migration: ASEAN and China”, The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

“Buddha’s Trace-aspects of Buddhism in Contemporary Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art Bochum, Bochum, Germany

“Negotiating Home History and Nation” Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991 – 2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

“Chiang Mai Now” Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

“Imagine Peace”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

“Kanazawa Art Platform 2008” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

“Expenditure”, 6th Pusan Biennale, Korea

“World in Painting” Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Australia

“Show Me Thai” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

“Dump Postmodern Sculpture in the Dissolved Field” at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

“Thai Contemporary Charm and Chasm”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Collaboration with, Sørfinnset/ the nord land project with Søssa Jørgensen, Geir Tore Holm and Rirkrit Tiravanija, under the Artistic Interruptions- Art in Nordland project, Gildeskål, Norway

“Nothing” A Retrospective by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert at Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“Thai-Tanic” Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York

“Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennial”, Italy

“More Places For Ever” Lillehammer,Norway

“2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery”, Australia

“The Spiritual & The Social” Nine Artists from Thailand, Indonesia and The Philippines Represented in the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

“9th Biennale of Sydney” Sydney, Australia

Grants and Awards

2017  Silpathorn Award” (Visual Art) presented by the Culture Ministry’s Contemporary Art and Culture, Thailand 

2008 “Artist of the year”, Fine Art Award 2007, Fine Art Magazine, Thailand

1987  “Young Artist of the Year, 1987” Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


– Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

– National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

– Singapore Art Museum, Singapore                                                                 

– Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand

– The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

– Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA