Apisuk was born in Nan, a northern province in Thailand, in 1946. He studied
art at Changsilpa School, Silapakorn University (Bangkok) and at the Museum
School of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
Since 1996, Chumpon has performed in Germany, England, Quebec, Japan, Philippines,
Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Australia
and USA. His audio installation work “ALIVE – a conversation
with a friend living with HIV” was selected for exhibition at the
Sydney Biennial in 1998.
Known for his his art practice with activism in the areas of AIDS and Human
Rights, Apisuk is also involved with EMPOWER Foundation, an organization
that advocates for the rights of sex workers in Thailand. In 1993 he founded
Concrete House, an art and community space, and the only ongoing performance
art venue in Thailand. He is also a founder and director of “Asiatopia”,
an International Performance Art Festival in Thailand since 1998.
Apisuk’s article “The Politics of Art in Thailand, 1970 - 1999”
was published in Art Action 1958-1998 by Éditions Intervention (Inter),
Quebec, ed. Richard Martel.
Chumpon Apisuk „Silent“
Photo: Heru Hikayat
performed at undisclosed territoy#2, Photo: Tony (Lemah Putih) 2008