KAMOL PHAOSAVASDI

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Mar 28th 2008 to Apr 29th 2008
  • PRACTICE : Video Artist
  • FROM : Thailand

Kamol Phaosavasdi is renowned as one of the forerunners of Thai conceptualization and installation video artists who has exhibited widely in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. Also in 2003 he participated in the 50th Venice Biennale, Italy. His work is often situational and site-specific as viewers' interaction and participation are essential. His happenings and performances are provocative and make us ponder about the potential of body art that is frequently stereotyped as part of dissident art.

In the late 2000, the meaning of tranquility in Kamol's work has been appearing in the exhibition Bon Voyage(2002) to the Quiet Stoem (2005). Therefore, personal sensation and experience are the most important factors in communicating work and idea of the artist to the audience.Even though the work of Kamol also talks about spiritual topics, he has looked at different aspects of spirit. It is not like spiritual in art, especially when considering through history of western art, as some issues like expression, which is the inner self's issue, was not appeared in Kamol's work despite their non-realistic form connections.

Kamol completed his MFA from Otis/Parsons Art Institute ,Los Angeles, CA. ( 1984 ) under adviser Richard Jackson, Colwin Clairmont and Miles Forst. After graduating he returned to live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.

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