Pratchaya Phinthong (Thailand) creates situations as an invitation to the visitor to share an experience with him. His projects (without any specific or pre-defined forms) suggest a crack in which the spectators are invited to fill the gaps. He builds a set, a fiction, or a process where he can test our perceptions. He proposes to his audience a story with multiple paths. A trip down memory lane combined with subjective perceptions. His projects are often constructed of a dialogue between the artist and the others, making the artist’s movement move towards the social field. Beyond any artistically or formal experience, the Pratchaya is looking to find his place and his identity playing on the economic representations and cultural existences. The ‘gallery’ space becomes a free area.
During his residency Pratchaya will be working on a performance piece for Frieze Live, 2018, part of the Frieze Projects programme, curated this year by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
Pratchaya was born in 1974 lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a BFA from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, and and MA from Staedelschule Frankfurt am Main.
Past residencies include: 2014 Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2014); C.A.C, Brétigny (2010); JENESYS Programme for emerging artists, Tokyo (2008); and IASPIS, Stockholm (2008). Solo shows include: A whole from a different half, gb agency, Paris (2018); Who will guard the guards themselves?, gb agency, Paris/Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok (2015). Pratchaya has also been involved in groups shows including at: Dhaka Art Summit; The Center for Contemporary, Tel Aviv; Gallery VER, Bangkok; Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Centrale, Brussels; National Art Center and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Norma Mangione gallery, Turin; 14th Biennale de Lyon; Biennale of Contemporary Art, Timisoara; Para Site, Hong Kong; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, MACAN, Jakarta.