Chumpon Apisuk

Thailand

Chumpon Apisuk studied art at Changsilpa School, Silapakorn University (Bangkok) and at the Museum School of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). Since 1986, he has performed more than 200 times in Germany, England, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, USA and in Thailand. He founded Concrete House in 1993, an art and community space, the only on-going performance art venue in Thailand. He is also a founder of Asiatopia – an International Performance Art Festival in Thailand, established in 1998. His audio installation work, ALIVE – a conversation with a friend living with HIV was selected for exhibition at the Sydney Biennial in 1998. Known for his his art practice with activism in the areas of AIDS and Human Rights, Apisuk is also involved with EMPOWER Foundation, an organization that advocates for the rights of sex workers in Thailand. Apisuk’s article, The Politics of Art in Thailand, 1970 –1999 was published in Art Action 1958–1998 by Éditions Intervention (Inter, Québec City, Canada).


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed