b. 1983 in Bangkok

lives in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chai Siris started his art practice when he worked with homeless people at Bangkok’s Royal Ground. He continues to collaborate with people from various professions such as fortune tellers, construction workers, and housewives. His work, often video and photograph, deals with reconstruction of personal and social history, border conflicts between countries, gender, life and dead.

He also works with Apichatpong Weerasethakul in an independent film company, Kick the Machine Films and currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is currently working on a film project deals with ethnic groups along the Thai-Burmese border.

Chai Siris’s works have been shown at notible institutions including Venice International Film Festival and Documenta 13.



BA, Bangkok University, First Class Honours

MFA, Chiang Mai University


Selected Group Exhibitions

–  Delirium & DestinyA Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, 2017

–  Sunshower, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017

–  Under the Same Sky, Nova Contemporary, Bangkok, 2016

–  Le Meilleur des mondes, La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, 2016

–   Remembrance, Sri Prakard, Chiang Mai 2015

–  Spheres 8, Galleria Continua, Paris, 2015

–  Bipolar, Whitespace, Bangkok, 2015

–   Moving Images, M+, Hong Kong, 2015

–  Rockaway!, MOMA PS1, New York, 2014

–  100 Ans Plus Tard, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014

–   Plane Trees Five, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014

–   Sharjah Biennial, UAE, 2013

–   dOCUMENTA (13), German, 2012

–   THIS&THERE, the Pavilion Neuflize OBC, creation of the Laboratory of           

    the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012

–    EXIT 2010 : Experimental Media Art Festival in

    Taiwan : Asian New Style, Taipei, 2010

–   NEXTFEST, Canada, 2010

–   Another Side, Lalanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010

–   Ghost, Merz Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010

–   Healing, SOLSpace of Liberty, Bangkok, 2009

–   How to Disappear Completely, Kind Cat Gallery,

    Chiang Mai,Thailand, 2009

–   La Fete’s FACE TO FACES: MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Silom Galleria, Bangkok,        2008


Solo Exhibitions

–  Unimagined Communities, Komagome SOKO, Tokyo, 2017

–  The Dream with Chai Siris, Home & Away, West den Haag, The Netherlands, 2015

–  Remnants in collaboration with Master Shuho and Keiichiro Shibuya, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

–   Meteorite Garden, Torri Gallery, Paris, France, 2014

  The Original Shell, Photos and video installation, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, 2010

–  Transit Inn, Sandhitham Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009

–  Unforgettable, Chiang Mai University Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2008


Selected Film Screenings

–  Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2017

–  Uppsala International Short Film Festival,Uppsala, Sweden, 2017

–  Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2017

–  64th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, German, 2017

–  73th Venice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy, 2016

–  Salle 37, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014

–  Chai Siris’s Retrospective, Pointligneplan, La fémis, Paris, France, 2014

–  67th Venice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy, 2010

–  25FPS Film and Video Festival, Croatia, 2010

–  700IS Reindeerland, Iceland, 2010

–  International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2010

–  26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2010

–  18th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, Portugal, 2010

–  European Media Art Festival : OSNABRUECK, Germany, 2010

  Running Time, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009

–  World Film Festival of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009

–  JELLY : Juxtaposed Exhibition by Locomotive  Local Youngsters, Chiang Mai, Thai

    land, 2009

–  The Sinners’s Discourse, Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009



–  Principal Prize, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2017

Artist prize, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, 2013

– Scholarship from The Statesman Foundation, Thailand, 2010

Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany, 2009


Artist Residency

–  Para Site, Hong Kong, 2016

Pavilion Neuflize OBC, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013 – 2014



Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai

– M+, Hong Kong

– Shajah Art Foundation, Shajah