born in 1972, is the director of Tandu Contemporary Art in Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and later completed his Master’s degree in Cultural Management at Thammasat University, Thailand in 2003. As a curator, Apisak Sonjod has participated in various projects in both local and international exhibitions. He was co-director of the exhibition “The Suspended Moment” by H&F Collection in 2006 and was selected as the Thai curator to present the Thai Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. From 2008 until 2009, he co-curated the group exhibition “The Krungthep 226: The Art Exhibition from Early Days Bangkok to the Imagined Future” at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre. He works with various genres in contemporary art and culture. Sonjod currently is the director of a community project entitled “A Stroll Through the Alleys Recalling the Legend of Promprab & Phanakorn, Bangkok”.
Ms. Sutthirat Supaparinya focuses on the northern region of Thailand, the origin of most riverheads but also an area that faces ecological change through the construction of dams.
Mr. Jedsada Tungtrakulwong is working in the North-East of Thailand; he started to research the folkways of the rural people and the environment. The area is reminiscent of the past era of the big capital city. People here live simple lives, reading the signals of nature and relying on each other. Even today, the people here still live happily with the river.
Ms. Anothai Nitibon and her team chose to focus on a topic which is an important factor for Thailand’s industry – Loy Krathong Festival, which reminds us to pay respect to nature.
With there being a chance of the floods returning when even now some houses are not quite dry and have not even been cleaned up yet, the artworks created by these three Thai artists remain more relevant than ever.