Vasan Sitthiket

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
VIVO Media Arts Centre, 7:30 PM


Born at Nakhon Sawan Province,Thailand, Artist-activist for Justice/Peace and Democracy Vasan has been performing since the 80s, demonstrating with the poor while asking for justice and a shared economy.

“Art is weapon for destroy all idiot-greed power to sacrifice our life is the meaning to be an artist”.

Vasan has been invited to join local and international Performance Art Festivals in Asia -Europe-America and Latin America.

Active since the 1970s, Vasan’s works are often provocative and political in nature. One of his works was a performance art piece, involving fake rubber breasts and buttocks and a simulated rape of the entire nation of Thailand.

In 2000, an exhibition of a new collection that included 50 paintings featuring Thai politicians and military officers in sexually compromising poses was cancelled by Chulalongkorn University, five days before it was to open.

In 2005, he set up the Artist Party, a political art project that mocked the then-ruling Thai Rak Thai party and prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

At the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, he displayed some large-scale portraits of George W. Bush and other world leaders, created on canvas by using custom-made rubber stamps.

Vasan’s media has also included drawings, woodcut prints, ceramic sculpture, installations and performances.