For more than a decade, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon (b. 1976) has been wearing the hats of artist, curator and gallerist. The Thai artist spent his formative student years at Chiang Mai University in the late 1990s, a decade defined by Mit Jai Inn’s Chiang Mai Social Installation project which established the city as an art centre alongside Bangkok. This environment had a profound impact on Angkrit’s outlook on art and its relationship with social space. In addition to the regular exhibitions at Angkrit Gallery in Chiang Rai (2008-2016) and ARTIST+RUN in Bangkok, his key curatorial projects have included the 2013 Singapore Biennale ‘If the World Changed’, ‘Chiang Mai Now!’ (2011) and Bangkok University Gallery’s BRANDNEW (2016). While Angkrit has made works that straddle various styles, he is best known for his non-objective abstract paintings.
Photo by Phalat Chaipitakkoon