Jimenez - Colon Collection
Korakrit Arunanondchai
The Touch
Arunanondchai, Korakrit
Artist Statement

My practice is a way for me to understand the world in its complexity. At the present time, I exist in between two distinctive cultures: the one in my homeland, Thailand, and the one in the United States, where I currently live. Each comes with its own predicaments, and each influences my painting, installation and performance work.

For the past three years of my life I have been making large-scale installations that render different aspects of my life into relationship with one another. The first installation in the series, Diagram.Korakrit.2010 is an allegorical sculpture to my relationship with painting then. Open Studio 2011 is an attempt to re-draw a new narrative context for my artist persona. 2012-2555 is a funeral for my artist persona and an autobiographical film that connects my development as an artist to my grandparents lives in Thailand. The series continues.

I believe that the answer to many of the important questions surrounding my existence—such as my relationship to modernism, capitalism, audience and responsibility—can be found within the in-between space of my art practice. My work sets up two entities for me to make actions that highlight the membrane in between them—framing the context of the work as the synthesis of the two.

Lives and works in New York and Bangkok
born in Bangkok, Thailand, 1986


Columbia University
New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts Candidate for 2012

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Skowhegan, Maine

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Double Life, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

2012 Columbia MFA 2012 Thesis Exhibition, The Fisher Landau Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
2011 Up Against The Wall Motherf*****, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
Siamese Connection 2011, Thai Artist Alliance, New York, NY
Columbia MFA first year exhibition, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery,
New York, NY
Siamese Connection, Thai Artist Alliance, Invisible Dog Center, Brooklyn. NY

2010 Mountains and Folds, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York, NY Yielding California, Triple Base Gallery, New York, NY Brucennial 2010, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY Clopen Studio, 1100 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 36 Hours in Basel, Unternehmen Mitte, Basel, Switzerland

Visiting Artist/ Lectures

2012 Rutgers University, Visiting Artist Lecture
2010 California College of Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture for Silkscreen 1