Chumpon Apisuk: Chumpon was born on 7 November 1948 in Nan, a northern province in Thailand. Studied Art At Changsilpa School, Silapakorn University / Bangkok and at the Museum School of Fine Arts / Boston, Massachusette, USA. He also studied with Tang Chang a famous Thai contemporary poet/painter during 1968-70.

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About my work

He is known for his activism in AIDS, Human Rights, democracy. He also works with EMPOWER Foundation, which was founded by his partner Chantawipa Apisuk, an organization advocates for the rights of sex workers in Thailand. He has been continuously promotes performance art in Thailand since 80s and is one of a welknown performance artists in Asia. Since 1996, he has performed in Germany, England, Quebec, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Australia and USA.

He found Concrete House in 1993, an art and community interactive art venue in Thailand and “Asiatopia – an International Performance Art Festival in Thailand”, since 1998, which he is still a director.

His current project “Labour Sans Frontires – The Journey of Kumjing” collaborates with his wife Chantawipa Noi Apisuk. Taken from community engaged art project, with migrants communities in northern borders of Thailand and Myanmar. He teaches them to make papier-machet dolls to represent their dreams of places they wish to go. Since February 2006, more than 100 migrants dolls were transport by roads, air plane, train to different destinations and have been adopted by families in Singapore, Malaysia, England, Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc., as well as in Thailand