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b.1965, Mae Hong Sorn, Thailand


Sakarin Krue-On works as the head of the Art Department at Silpakorn University, Thailand’s top art university, and currently lives and works in Bangkok.


As one of Thailand’ s earliest artists to work in conceptual art, Sakarin Krue-On has become world-renowned for his innovative creations spanning decades. He has represented Thailand in international exhibitions such as the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), the Thai Pavilion at the 53th Venice Biennale (2009), the Busan Biennale(2012), and the Singapore Biennale (2016). The first Thai artist to participate in Documenta, Krue-On presented two of his important earth art installations, entitled Terraced Rice Field Art Projectand Nang Fa, which presented the clash between primitive power and modern civilization. 


In 2015, Sakarin Krue-On and Huang Yongping held a dual solo exhibition entitled “ Imply-Reply ” at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), often called the Guggenheim of Thailand. With ingenious works and installation methods, the two artists inspired discussions about the relationships between East and West, the individual and the nation, and the traditional and the modern, attracting attention from important figures in the international art world. In 2018, Krue-On had a solo exhibition in Tang Contemporary Art Beijing Space.


In 2016, Krue-On received the Third Prudential Eye Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Asian art.


Echo Among Geographies

Chen Danqing, Heri Dono, Sakarin Krue-On, Qin Qi, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, Zhao Zhao

3.18 - 4.19, 2020

Hong Kong

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Huang Yongping & Sakarin Krue-on

2.12 - 4.26, 2015

BACC, Bangkok

2012 Busan Biennale

9.22 - 11.24, 2012

Busan, Korea

Documenta 12

Terraced Rice Fields Art Project

Kassel, Bergpark, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe.



Sakarin Krue-On

8.16 - 9.23, 2017


Press / News

Sakarin Krue-On Wins Prudential Eye Lifetime Achievement Award

In advance of the Prudential Eye Award 2016 award ceremony, slated to be held at Marina Bay Sands on January 19, the organizers have announced that this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Thai artist Sakarin Krue-On.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is made in recognition of an artist with an international track record for his or her contributions to the field of Asian contemporary art over the course of a lifetime.

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Imply Reply: Huang Yong Ping and Sakarin Krue-On: Lotus Pod & Yellow Simple

Imply Reply : Huang Yong Ping and Sakarin Krue-on
Curator: Pichaya Suphavanij
Writer and Reseacher: Nattanan Kitipornpisan

Date: 12 February – 26 April 2015, 8th FLOOR
Organizers: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Tang Contemporary Art
Supporters: Embassy of France and the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University

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