Hometown: Chiang Mai
Lives and Works: Chiang Mai
Born in 1960, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mit Jai Inn will be exhibiting a selection of works which hover between painting and sculpture, never quite fitting into either category. For Mit the use of ‘painting’ as a way of communicating his personal views on art and life, as well as the social and political implications of making art, are all key aspects of his practice. Mit Jai Inn has been a pioneer in the development of the contemporary Chiang Mai contemporary art scene. With his engagement with the Land Foundation as well as it's precursor, and as the founder of the Chiang Mai Social Installation (CMSI), his projects extend to social change via art as well as a non-commercial art space that evolved as a direct refusal of neo-liberalist trends to appropriate Thai-ness and Buddhist iconography for commercial reasons. Mit is an active commentator on the current political situation in Thailand and has been internationally active over the past thirty years.
Some of Mit solo exhibition includes Patchworld, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore (2015), AN-TI-TLE at Lyla Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015), Pastorale at G1 Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand (2014), Postpositive: Freaky You Are Always at Sa Sa Bassac, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2014), Untitled at H Gallery Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2012), 11:11 Freedom from the Known at Angrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2009), The Social Mandala and other Mit-ologies at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009), 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 at VER Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2007) etc. Mit Jai Inn also participated in major group exhibitions include: Medium At Large, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2014), 18th Biennale of Sydney: All Our Relations, Sydney, Australia (2012), Retro VER-Spective, at Gallery VER, Bangkok Thailand (2012), Thai Trends from Localism to Internationalism at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2012), Dong – Na, Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2006), Soi Project, Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan (2005) etc.
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