Kamin Lertchaiprasert

Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Thailand
Kamin Lertchaiprasert, born in 1964 in Thailand, completed a BFA in printmaking at Silpakorn University. He earned the institution’s Young Artist of the Year award in 1987 and later moved to New York to attend the city’s Art Student League. In 1992, Lertchaiprasert returned to Bangkok, and two years later co-founded, with Rirkrit Tiravanija, the Land Project (now The Land Foundation) and 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit. This involved converting rice fields into a destination for site-specific art and architectural projects, creative residencies, and agricultural and artisanal workshops.

He has worked in a variety of media, including painting, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. To him, art aims to be the achievement of a greater understanding of oneself, nature, and the world as a whole. Lertchaiprasert is deeply influenced by Buddhist principles. These principles were spread along the Silk Road, starting from the Ganges Valley in India, the heartland of Buddhism, and moving to India, Pakistan, Han China, Korea, Japan, and other countries. Lertchaiprasert lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


With Public Delivery Video festival Fairy Tales, 2015

Fairy Tales - Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art
Fairy Tales was a video art festival at the Plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

Lida Abdul, Afghanistan
Said Atabekov, Kazakhstan
Mohamed Bourouissa, Algeria
Chen Chieh-Jen, Taiwan
Cao Fei, China
Yang Fudong, China
Cyprien Gaillard, France
Dejan Kaludjerović, Yugoslavia
Mari Kim, South Korea
Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Thailand
Taus Makhacheva, Russia
Almagul Menlibayeva, Kazakhstan
Mariko Mori, Japan
Ahmet Ögüt, Turkey
Adrian Paci, Italy
Public Delivery, South Korea
Wang Qingsong, China
Walid Raad, Lebanon
Cheng Ran, China & Item Idem, France
Taps & Moses, Germany
Guido van der Werve, Netherlands
Erwin Wurm, Austria
Miao Xiaochun, China



Exhibited: Drawing to Spirit, 1992

The video plays witness to a two year period during which the artist made thousands of drawings and then later burns them all in an exhibition. Through this, he explores the value of art and art-making, and whether it resides in the work itself or the process of making it. For him, the visual expression is characterized as a dialogue with vital energies of mental and physical life where the spirit cannot be divided from morality. Therefore, he considers art’s potential role in a common culture of positive sentiment.

Speaking on creativity and his role as an artist in our society, Kamin Lertchaiprasert says:

The purpose of the activity is beyond self-attachment and gives them the freedom to express themselves and learn to understand life and nature, overcoming their limited knowledge through true wisdom.


Lertchaiprasert talks Drawing to Spirit with Public Delivery (2015)

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