Born in 1986, Bangkok, TH
Lives and work in Bangkok
Pisitakun Kuantalaeng started making visual arts in 2009, soon after he became interested with music and began to experiment with how expressions shape under different media environments. He uses a variety of inspirations in his music, such as historical events, synthetic sounds, and musical instruments.
As Thai history currently unfolds under martial law following the military coup d’état on 22 May 2014, Pisitakun’s practice represents a decisive break from many of his Thai peers: he questions fundamental and increasingly universal values without merely decrying the fact of corruption or offering neat palliatives. His works are based on political speculation and the external and internal frustrations artists are subject to. Pisitakun’s works have been shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Kuandu Biennale 2014 in Taipei, and will be participating in Indonesia’s upcoming Jogja Biennale 2019 this October.