Sakarin Krue-On is a leading Thai contemporary artist. He is world renowned for his conceptual site-specific installations that draw from the history and traditions of Thailand. Since the year 2000, the artist has created notable nine solo exhibitions including Temple (2000), Yellow Simple (2001), Cloud Nine (2004), 2005 Crisis (2005), Equal Opportunity? (2006), Horizon (2008) Ripe ProJect: Village and Harvest Time (2008), “h” (2008), Manorah and Best Friends of the Snake (2010), A Talebearer’s Tale: The Last Deer (2017).
Apart from the solo exhibitions, Sakarin has participated in many selected group exhibition both in Thailand and abroad. 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 in Kassel, Sakarin Krue-On presented two art installations, entitled Terraced Rice Field Art Project and Nang Fa for the 12th edition of the art event in 2007.
He also participated in the 21st Asian International Art Exhibition in Singapore (1999), Nanjing Triennial in China (2008), Art Sanya in Hainan, China (2013), Singapore Biennale (2016), the 1st Bangkok Art Biennale (2018), and the Kathmandu Triennale 2077 (2022).
In 2010, Sakarin Krue-On was invited to show his work Temple in the exhibition Murals at Museum of the Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain. In 2015, BACC has organised Imply Reply, a ground-breaking joint exhibition with Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping (1954-2019).
Sakarin Krue-On is a full time educator at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University.
In 2009, he was the recipient of the Silpathorn Award for the category of visual arts. He was also honored with Prudential Eye Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for Asian Contemporary Art in 2016.
His work is part of the permanent collections of several private and public museums, such as the Office of Contemporary Art and Museum Thailand, and the Singapore Art Museum.