Korakrit Arunanondchai is a Thai artist known for his multidisciplinary practice that incorporates painting, video, installation, and performance. He was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1986 and currently lives and works in New York City. Arunanondchai's work often explores the intersections of art, culture, and politics, particularly in relation to his Thai heritage and the globalized world.
Arunanondchai gained international recognition for his thought-provoking and visually captivating works that tackle complex topics such as identity, consumerism, and technology. His work often blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, weaving together personal and historical narratives with mythologies and pop culture references. Arunanondchai is known for his bold use of color and texture, and his works often feature a vibrant and immersive aesthetic that engages the viewer on multiple sensory levels.
Korakrit Arunanondchai received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2012.
He has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group shows internationally, including at prestigious institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Serpentine Galleries in London, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. His work is also included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, UK; and the Rubell Museum, Miami, Fl, among others.
Additionally, his work has been the focus of solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad at institutions including Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland; Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY.
In addition to his visual art practice, Arunanondchai is also a performer and musician, often collaborating with other artists and musicians to create multimedia installations and performances. Arunanondchai's work has received critical acclaim for its innovative approach to art-making and its ability to address pressing social and cultural issues with sensitivity and intelligence. Through his multidisciplinary practice, Arunanondchai continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art and provoke meaningful discussions about the complexities of our modern world.