Thasnai Sethaseree was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1968. Recurrent themes in his practice have included issues of memory, migration, and a philosophical questioning of the nature of knowing. Sethaseree is best-known for his conceptual and relational works, usually ephemeral in nature; his practice has recently turned to sculpture and painting. His turn to painting premiered in 2015 at the prestigious Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco as part of a project organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija.
His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in notable institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum (2018); MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018); Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, USA (2016); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines (2013); Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand (2012); RMIT Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2013), amongst others. In 2018, he received the Jurors’ Choice Award as part of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize.
He currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.