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Korakrit Arunanondchai

Thai, 1986


Korakrit Arunanondchai

  • Born in 1986  Bangkok, Thailand
    Lives and works in New York, US and Bangkok, Thailand


  • 2012     MFA, Columbia University, New York, US
    2012     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, US
    2009     BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023
    K11 Collection Show: Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
    Korakrit Arunanondchai, The MAC Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Painting Prayer Text, CLEARING, Los Angeles, US

    "Image, Symbol, Prayer", Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
    Korakrit Arunanondchai: The Finiteness of Our Songs Against the Infinity of Time and Space, National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
    PRAY, with Alex Gvojic, Canal Projects, New York, US
    From dying to living, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Songs for dying / Songs for living, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea 
    Songs for dying, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
    Together: a Ghost Cinema Performance, with Alex Gvojic & Tosh Basco, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
    Songs for living with Alex Gvojic, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK
    PRAY (Songs for living in a room filled with people with funny names) with Alex Gvojic, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Thailand 
    Korakrit Arunanondchai: A Machine Boosting Energy Into the Universe, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 

    KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
    Songs for dying / Songs for living, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
    3 SONGS, CLEARING, New York, US
    Songs for Dying, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway

    Days after the reverie (a prelude), CLEARING, New York, US
    No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal

    KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI, Secession, Vienna, Austria
    Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3, K11, Hong Kong
    with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, Gallery Share: Carlos / Ishikawa hosted by Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paolo, Brasil
    No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5, in collaboration with Alex Gvojic (with boychild), Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, Kaleidoscope Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, Italy

    No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK
    with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, J1, Marseille, France
    A workshop for peace: nowhere to go: let the song hold us: in a room filled with people with funny names 4, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium

    with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
    with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, CLEARING New York, US
    The Artist and the Other Artist, CLEARING, New York, USA

    Painting with history 3 or two thousand five hundred and fifty nine years to figure stuff out, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
    2012-2555, 2556, 2557, The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    Gift Korakrit Arunanondchai | Letters to Chantri #1, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
    Korakrit Arunanondchai curated by Franklin Melendez, Lodos Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

    2558, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
    Painting with History in a room filled with people with funny names 3, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

    The Last 3 Years and the Future (with boychild and AJGvojic), performance at ICA Off-Site, Old Selfridges Hotel, London, UK
    2012-2555, 2556, Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names and the Future (with boychild, Alex Gvojic and Harry Bornstein), performance at Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
    2557 (Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names 2) (with Korapat Arunanondchai), Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK
    Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving (in collaboration with Boychild), The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, US
    Korakrit Arunanondchai, MoMA PS1, New York US; performance as part of the exhibition at MoMA PS1, New York, US

    Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names 2 (with Korapat Arunanondchai) (Phrase I), Bill Brady KC Gallery, Kansas City, US
    Muen Kuey (It’s always the same), CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium
    Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names, CLEARING, Brooklyn, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2023
    Thailand Biennale, Chiang Rai 2023: The Open World, Chiang Rai, Thailand
    Connecting, KANAL–Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium
    Landscape of Life: How Are You Today?, Ulsan Art Museum, Ulsan, Korea
    My Rhino Is Not a Myth., 5th edition of Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara, Romania
    Humane Ecology: Eight Positions, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, US
    Au-delà: Rituals for a new world, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

    Ultra Unreal, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
    One hundred eighty-six billion steps to the sun, CLEARING, New York, US 
    Kaleidescope: Manifesto, Espace Niemeyer, Paris, France
    Copenhagen – Red Light Green Light (In the Realm of the Senses), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mountain/Time, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
    Let The Song Hold Us, FACT, Liverpool, UK
    Sweet Lust, White Cube, Paris, France
    Kathmandu Triennale 2077, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Nation, Narration, Narcosis, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany 
    The Endless Garment, X Museum, Beijing, China
    Trauma and Care, Bangkok CityCity Galley, Bangkok, Thailand
    On the Level or The Man Who Fell Out of Bed, Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna, AU
    Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2021, Brussels, Belgium 
    Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

    Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland
    Summer Exhibition 2020, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
    Solastalgia—Wild Tales (curated by Filipa Ramos), Art Basel Online Screening Programme
    7th Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei, Val Gardena, Italy
    Life Still, CLEARING, New York, US
    The Secret Life of Lobsters, CLEARING, CWART, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
    The Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
    Magical Soup, Hamburger Banhoff, Berlin, Germany
    Garden of Six Seasons, Para Site, Hong Kong
    Seismic Movements: Dhaka Art Summit 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Every Step in the Right Direction, 6th Singapore Biennial, Singapore
    Performa 19 Biennial, New York, US
    The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea, 7th Asian Art Biennial, Taichung, Taiwan
    Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder180 The Strand / The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
    Don’t Touch Me: Acts of Faith, curated by Precious Okoyomon & Quinn Harrelson, Robert Grunenberg Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    The Seventh Continent, 16th Istanbul BiennialIstanbul, Turkey
    16th Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, OGR, Turin, Italy
    Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    May You Live in Interesting Times, 58th Venice BiennaleVenice, Itlay
    L’âge de raison, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium
    Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

    ANTI, Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
    Robot Love, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Absurdity in Paradise, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
    Baltic Triennial XIII, The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnus, Lithuania
    Biennal of Moving Images 2018, curated by Andrea Bellini and Andrea Lissoni, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

    SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, The National Art Center, Tokyo / Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Mode of Liaisons, Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    Paratoxic Paradoxes, Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe, Athens, Greece

    iwillmedievalfutureyou5, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have (a distracted path toward extinction), 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
    20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea
    Fritto Misto, CLEARING, New York, US
    Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
    The Fire is Gone But We Have The Light, with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, US

    "PAINTING WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES 3", International Film Festival Rotterdam: IFFR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    The Extreme Present, curated by Jeffery Deitch, The Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon
    Private Settings. Art after the Internet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

    Beware Wet Paint (in collaboration with ICA, London), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

    High Desert Test Site 2013, Joshua Tree, US
    Digital Expressionism, Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, US
    Memonikos, Jim Thompson House, Bangkok, Thailand

    Double Life, Sculpture Center, New York, US

Selected Awards

  • 2020    
    Bellas Artes Residency, Batan, Philippines

    NOWNESS Award for breakthrough cultural excellence in film and video art, honouree
    Future Generation Art Prize, shortlisted artist

    Recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant­

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
    Tate Modern, London, UK 
    S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
    Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    Museion, Bolzano, Italy
    Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
    Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
    Astrup Fearnly Museum, Oslo, Norway 
    Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC) Ministry of Culture, Bangkok, Thailand
    Rubell Museum, Miami, US
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Swiss
    Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
    Qiao Collection, Shanghai, China
    Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    K11, Hong Kong/Shanghai/Beijing, China
    Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK 
    Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium