Mit Jai Inn was born in 1960 in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. He is a member of ethnic minority called the ‘Yong’. Mit became a novice monk at Djittabhawan Buddhist College, Pattaya from 1970 – 76. He began his artistic training in 1983 at Silpakorn University in Bangkok. Leaving for Europe in 1986, he enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts’ programme at Angewandte Kunst Wien, in 1988. There, he worked as a studio assistant of Franz West from 1988 – 92. Returning to Thailand in 1992, he and several other artists co-founded the Chiang Mai Social Installation (CMSI). The fourth and final edition of CMSI, Mit launched the Week of Cooperative Suffering to focus on public engagement activities.

Over the past two decades, his work has been shown in artist initiatives, museums, galleries, and large-scale exhibitions, including the Yokohama Triennale (2005); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2007), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (2011), Singapore Art Museum (2014), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (2019), Museum MACAN, Jakarta, (2019), IKON Gallery, London (2021) and at the 18th and 21st editions of the Biennale of Sydney (2012 and 2018). In 2015, Mit founded Cartel Artspace in Bangkok for artists and curators to reflect on the historical and current context of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Mit lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

EDUCATION

19881992  Angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna), Vienna, Austria

19821986  Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022   Paphonsak La-or’s Prospects, 39+ Art Space, Singapore

2021   Dreamworld, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2020   Junta Monochrome, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines

             Royal Marketplace, Rossi+Rossi, Hong Kong

             The King and I, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan

2019   Color in Cave, Museum Macan, Jakarta, Indonesia

             Actants, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines

             Art Basel Encounters, Silverlens and TKG+, Hong Kong

2018   Light, Dark, Other, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan 

             Beautiful Futures, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

             Mit Jai Inn, Chauffeur, Sydney, Australia

2016   Pastorale, H Gallery Bangkok / Eat Me Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

             Wett, Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand

2015   Patchworlds, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

             AN-TI-TLE, Lyla Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Gesso Art Space, Vienna, Austria

2014   Postpositive: Freaky You Are Always, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012   Untitled, H Gallery Chiang Mai, Thailand

2011   Duckocrazy, Toot Yung Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2009   11:11 Freedom from the Known, Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

             The Social Mandala and other Mit-ologies, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Malaysia.

2008   Six Hours of Suffering, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2007   Don’t be Happy. Do be Worried, 15th anniversary of worrying about global climate change, shifting world views, societal collapse, the  cult of bourgeois rectitude, Chiang Mai Social Installation Project and “art is over”, Ver Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2003   Kaminattawatupatan, Numtong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1994   Pain on Paint, Art Forum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1992   Magic Set, Visual Dhamma Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

COLLECTION

Singapore Art Museum

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

Auckland Art Gallery

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts




Selected Works
Mit Jai Inn
US
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Sverige
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Suomi
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Siam
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Nihon
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Lao
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Kanata
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Aotearoa
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Aussie
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Brit
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Deutsch
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
Mit Jai Inn
Français
Oil on canvas
5 x 122 x 180 cm
2021
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