Vasan Sitthiket

Born 1957 October 7 in Nakhon-Sawan Province, Thailand

          Vasan Sitthiket is among Thailand’s most visible and established socially-engaged artists. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok. Working in all media including poetry and music, he is interested in the community and citizens’ responsibility as members of Thai society in the 21st century. His concerns include rural/urban tensions, the subversion of Buddhism for political gain, abuses of power, corruption, erased history, ecology, and Thai nationalism. Vasan’s visually seductive works tackle the many ills plaguing contemporary Thai society through expressions ranging from irony and caricature to the subtlest metaphor. Currently lives and works in Bangkok and Nakhon-Sawan.