Paphonsak La-or

Born in 1981, Nontaburi, Thailand. Paphonsak graduated with MFA (painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University in 2013 and BFA (painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University in 2003. Paphonsak’s work often engage the ongoing social and political conflict in Thai society, including address the taboo topic in Thai society. Some of his solo exhibition include Silent No More at Lyla Gallery Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015), Loss of Hearing: Piano Concerto No.5 (the “Emperor”) at Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2013), Try Arm at Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand (2012), Paphonsak’s work has been included in exhibitions at The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2015),Context and Contestation: Art and Collective in Southeast Asia at Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam (2015), Concept, Context and Contestation: Art and Collective in Southeast Asia at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2013), The Hua Krathi Project : Australian Thai Artist Interchange, Melbourne, Australia (2013), I know, Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue at Chiang Mai University Art Museum , Chiang Mai, Thailand (2012), Tropical Night: Lost in the Paradise at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2006) etc.

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