Chumpon Apisuk

Chumpon Apisuk was born on 1948 in Nan, a northern province in Thailand.

One of the pioneer of performance art in Thailand and SE Asia. He is known for his activism in AIDS, Human Rights, democracy. He works with EMPOWER Foundation, which was founded by his partner Chantawipa Apisuk, an organization advocates for the rights of sex workers in Thailand. Where he conduct art for advocates training for sex workers leaders and activists in Thailand and SE Asia.

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 found Concrete House in 1993, an art and community space, the only performance art venue in Thailand. He is also a founder of “Asiatopia – an International Performance Art Festival in Thailand”, since 1998.

Currently, Chumpon is launching a new Performance in Residence and International Performative Exchange project in his remote home of Nan Province, his home town 700 km north of Bangkok.