Kamin Lertchaiprasert

b. 1964, Lop Buri, Thailand

Kamin Lertchaiprasert has worked in a variety of media including painting, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. Acquired by the Guggenheim in 2012, Sitting (Money) (2004–2006) features 366 meditative figures pieced together from decommissioned Bank of Thailand banknotes, conflating spiritual well-being with material wealth. Lertchaiprasert has had solo exhibitions at the Numthong Gallery, Bangkok (2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, and 2012), and Art Forum, Singapore (2010). Notable group exhibitions include the Sydney Biennial (1993 and 2012); Utopia Station, Venice Biennale (2003); and Meta-question: Back to the Museum Per Se, Guangzhou Triennial, China (2011). Lertchaiprasert’s interest in collaborative art led him to cofound the land foundation—which involved the conversion of rice fields into a place for artistic engagement—and 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit. Lertchaiprasert lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photo: Jeremy Samuleson

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