Surajate will be working with monks from Wat Patumsararam, the village temple near ComPeung. Starting from the end of rainy season in September and continuing to November this site specific project will combine his collaboration with the monks and his own installation for an opening during the full moon of Loi Kratong festival.
Stay tuned and we will definitely keep you updated!
During my 6 months residency at ComPeung, I will be working on the site specific project Meeting Space. This project will incorporate a participatory approach throughout, offering locals, artists, and other interested groups or individuals the possibility to collaborate with me. As a starting point discarded material and objects, generally perceived as useless waste, will be collected by myself and participating locals. In the process the waste is given a second lease of life by being recycled to become useful again as the core material for creating meeting spaces for birds and other animals inhabiting the ComPeung site and surrounding environment. Both the project’s collaborative nature in itself as well as the envisioned creative processes can be seen as meeting spaces, providing opportunities for communication and exchanges among people.
Surajate Tongchua, June 2014
Born 01/31/1986 (Bangkok) Education 2010 BFA (Printmaking) Faculty of Fine ART, Chiang Mai University,Thailand 2012 first Solo Exhibition “FROM PARANOID TO AWARENESS” , Pongnoi community art space,Chiang Mai 2013 “SPOT ART, SOUTHEAST ASIA’S ONLY INTERNATIONAL”, JURIED ARTS FESTIVAL OF ARTISTS UNDER 30 YEARS OLD, Singapore ARTrium , Singapore 2014 Solo Exhibition “Size Space” (ขนาด เป็นอยู่), Tadu-Thaiyarnyon Contemporary Art ,Bangkok