Jakkai Siributr

Installation view of "Transient Shelter" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
April 17 - May 31, 2014
C-8, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-2, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-3, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-4, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-5, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-6, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-7, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-9, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-10, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
C-11, 2014
Digital Print
40 x 30 in. (102 x 76 cm)
Installation view of "Transient Shelter" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
April 17 - May 31, 2014
Installation view of "Transient Shelter" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
April 17 - May 31, 2014
Installation view of "Transient Shelter" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
April 17 - May 31, 2014
C-2, 2014
civil servant's uniform embellished with objects
28 x 25 x 9 in. (71 x 64 x 23 cm)
C-3, 2014
civil servant's uniform, embellished with objects
27 x 19 x 9 in. (69 x 48 x 23 cm)
C-4, 2014
civil servant's uniform, embellished with objects
28 x 18 x 9 in. (71 x 46 x 23 cm)
C-5, 2014
military uniform, embellished with objects
27 x 17 x 9 in. (69 x 43 x 23 cm)
C-7, 2014
police uniform, embellished with objects
27 x 19 x 9 in. (69 x 48 x 23 cm)
C-8, 2014
civil servant's uniform, embellished with objects
27 x 19 x 9 in. (69 x 43 x 23 cm)
C-9, 2014
police uniform, embellished with objects
27 x 18 x 10 in. (69 x 46 x 25 cm)
C-10, 2014
military uniform, embellished with objects
28 x 20 x 9 in. (71 x 51 x 23 cm)
C-11, 2014
civil servant's uniform, embellished with objects
28 x 17 x 9 in. (71 x 51 x 23 cm)
Ancestral Worship, 2014
embroidery on linen handkerchiefs
87 x 106 in. (220 x 270 cm)
Transient Shelter, 2014
single channel video
2 min.
Rape and Pillage (Installation view at Art Stage Singapore, 2014), 2013
installation of 39 uniforms with recorded soudntrack, cotton thread embroidery on polyester Thai civil service uniforms
dimensions variable
Rape and Pillage (Installation view at Art Stage Singapore, 2014), 2013
installation of 39 uniforms with recorded soudntrack, cotton thread embroidery on polyester Thai civil service uniforms
dimensions variable
Rape and Pillage (Installation view at Art Stage Singapore, 2014), 2013
installation of 39 uniforms with recorded soudntrack, cotton thread embroidery on polyester Thai civil service uniforms
dimensions variable
Shroud, 2011
Crocheted hemp, wax. 79 x 79 x 63 in. (200 x 200 x 160 cm)
Installation in "Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol" at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (December 14, 2012 - August 18, 2013).
Shroud, 2011
Crocheted hemp, wax. 79 x 79 x 63 in. (200 x 200 x 160 cm)
Installation in "Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol" at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (December 14, 2012 - August 18, 2013).
Shroud, 2011
Crocheted hemp, wax. 79 x 79 x 63 in. (200 x 200 x 160 cm)
Installation in "Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol" at the Asian Civilisations Museum (December 14, 2012 - August 18, 2013).
Shroud (detail), 2011
Installation in "Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol" at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore(December 14, 2012 - August 18, 2013).
Shroud (detail), 2011
Installation in "Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol" at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore(December 14, 2012 - August 18, 2013).
"Karma Cash & Carry" installation in "Phantoms of Asia" exhibition, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (May 18 - September 2, 2012)
Karma Cash & Carry, 2010-2012
Bamboo, eucalyptus, found objects, gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Karma Cash & Carry (detail) 2010-2012
Bamboo, eucalyptus, found objects, gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Karma Cash & Carry (detail) 2010-2012
Bamboo, eucalyptus, found objects, gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Karma Cash & Carry (detail) 2010-2012
Bamboo, eucalyptus, found objects, gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Karma Cash & Carry (detail) 2010- 2012
Bamboo, eucalyptus, found objects, gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Installation view of Shroud
The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2011
Installation view of Shroud
The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2011
Installation view of Shroud
The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2011
Installation view of Shroud
The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2011
I-Fulness I, 2011
paint, resin, cement
30 x 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (76 x 50 x 50 cm)
I-Fulness II, 2011
paint, resin, cement
39 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (100 x 50 x 50 cm)
Evening News, 2011
hand embroidery on linen napkins, nylon rope,
dimensions variable
Detail of Evening News, 2011
hand embroidery on linen napkins, nylon rope,
dimensions variable
Tote, 2011
plastic, cheesecloth, plaster figurines, wax
57 x 51 x 165 1/2 in. (145 x 130 x 420 cm)
Hard Work, 2011
cheesecloth, embroidery, upholstery fabric, dip
54 x 53 in. (137 x 135 cm)
Come to Me, 2011
sequins, machine stitching on saffron robe
82 ½ x 84 ½ in. (210 x 215 cm)
Realpolitik, 2011
hand embroidery on quilted upholstery fabric
49 1/4 x 50 in. (125 x 127 cm)
Blind Faith I, II, III, 2011
military uniform, talismans
each 63 x 4 x 23 1/2 in. (160 x 10 x 60 cm)
Somdej I, 2011
amulets, crochet fabric on canvas
59 x 60 1/4 in. (150 x 153 cm)
somdej II, 2011
amulets, crochet fabric on canvas
37 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (95 x 110 cm)
Somdej III, 2011
amulets, crochet fabric on canvas
34 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (90 x 90 cm)
Shroud, 2011
crocheted hemp, wax
79 x 79 x 63 in. (200 x 200 x 160 cm)
Campaign Promises, 2011
burlap, fabric, wax
dimensions variable
Detail of Campaign Promises, 2011
burlap, fabric, wax
dimensions variable
Hi-So, 2011
sequins, embroidery, hand stitching on canvas
41 1/4 x 41 1/4 in. (105 x 105 cm)
Love, 2011
sequins, embroidery, hand stitching on canvas
41 1/4 x 41 1/4 in. (105 x 105 cm)
Health, 2011
sequins, embroidery, hand stitching on canvas
41 1/4 x 41 1/4 in. (105 x 105 cm)
Installation view at the 2nd Chongqing Youth Biennial Art Exhibition, 2011
Installation view at the 2nd Chongqing Youth Biennial Art Exhibition, 2011
Installation view at the 2nd Chongqing Youth Biennial Art Exhibition
Installation view of the Here/Not Here exhibition at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011
Hopes and Dreams II as installed in the Here/Not Here exhibition at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011
Photo by Kaz Tsuruta.© Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Lucky Ware as installed in the Here/Not Here exhibition at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011
Photo by Kaz Tsuruta.© Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Reciprocity project at the Asian Art Museum, April 2011
Reciprocity, 2010
assorted fabric on canvas
67 x 51 in. (170 x 130 cm)
Reciprocity project at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, April 2011
Reciprocity project at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, April 2011
Detail of the Reciprocity project at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, April 2011
Installation view of Reciprocity Project, Miami, December 2010
Installation view of Reciprocity project, December 2010
Installation view of Reciprocity project, December 2010
Detail of Reciprocity project, December 2010
Detail of Reciprocity project, December 2010
Installation View of Karma Cash & Carry at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 22 - June 25, 2010
INSTALLATION VIEW OF KARMA CASH & CARRY AT TYLER ROLLINS FINE ART, APRIL 22 - JUNE 25, 2010
INSTALLATION VIEW OF KARMA CASH & CARRY AT TYLER ROLLINS FINE ART, APRIL 22 - JUNE 25, 2010
Yantra , 2010
mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas
64 x 63 in.
Fast Money I, 2010
mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas
49 x 43 in.
Fast Money II, 2010
mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas
43 x 41 in.
Karma Cash & Carry , 2010
Assemblage of Bamboo and Eucalyptus, and found objects, some with gold leaf
Dimensions Variable (Approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in.)
Recession, 2010
various materials, safety pins, thread, found objects
122 x 106 in.
Memento Mori, 2010
Embroidery on canvas and various fabrics
46 1/2 x 58 in.
Jataka, 2010
mixed media on canvas
74 1/2 x 78 1/2 in.
Somdet, 2010
amulets and thread
34 1/2 x 36 1/2 in.
Yantra II, 2010
mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas
42 1/2 x 43 in.
Red Buddha, 2010
crochet, bumperstickers, thread
84 1/2 x 84 1/2 in.
18/28, 2010
video, metal box, figurines
42 1/2 H x 23 1/2 W x 23 1.2 D
1893, 2010
embroidery on canvas and various fabrics
50 x 70 in.
Installation at 2009 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
October 24, 2009 - February 28, 2010
"Lucky Ware" at the Rubin Museum, New York City
Temporary Installation, May 2009
installation view
"Temple Fair" exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, 2008
Installation view
"Temple Fair" exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, 2008
Installation view
"Temple Fair" exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, 2008
installation View
"Temple Fair" exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, 2008
Suffrage, 2008
Assorted fabrics, machine and hand stitching on saffron robe
73 X 105 IN. (185 2/5 X 266 1/10 CM)
Lucky Ware, 2008
Assorted fabrics, stitching, on canvas. Found Objects
Dimensions variable
Munsai, 2008
Painted cotton, stitching, glass beads, hand embroidery on cotton linen, on canvas
63 X 63 IN. (160 X 160 CM)
Munsai (detail)
Hopes and Dreams I, 2008
Assorted fabrics, stitching, cross-stitch, threads, embroidery, safety-pins on quilted canvas
76 X 60 IN. (193 X 152 2/5 CM)
Heel, 2008
Assorted fabrics, glass beads, machine and hand stitching, on canvas
62 X 60 IN. (157 1/2 X 152 2/5 CM)
Fashion, 2007
Assorted fabrics, stitching, plastic beads, hand embroidery, on canvas
56 X 47 IN. (142 1/5 X 119 2/5 CM)
Hopes and Dreams II (Left), 2008
Assorted fabrics, stitching, cross-stitch, threads, embroidery, safety-pins on quilted canvas
77 X 60 IN. (195 3/5 X 152 2/5 CM)
Hopes and Dreams II (Right), 2008
Assorted fabrics, stitching, cross-stitch, threads, embroidery, safety-pins on quilted canvas
77 X 60 IN. (195 3/5 X 152 2/5 CM)
Sportsmanship, 2008
flags, machine stitching, and safety pins
60 X 78 IN. (152 2/5 X 198 1/10 CM)
Free Love, 2008
canvas, microfiber stuffing
installation approx. 23 X 36 X 76 IN. (58 2/5 X 91 2/5 X 193 CM)
No Tresspassing, 2008
linen table cloth and hand embroidery
43 1/2 X 43 1/2 IN. (110 1/2 X 110 1/2 CM)
Ruam Mitr, 2008
hand and machine embroidery, plastic beads, crochet
84 x 110 in. (dimensions variable)
Standard, 2008
Assorted fabrics, machine and hand stitching on canvas
56 X 61 IN. (142 1/5 X 154.9 CM)
C-6, 2014
civil servant's uniform, embellished with objects
28 x 20 x 9 in. (71 x 51 x 23 cm)

Jakkai Siributr is one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary artists working primarily in the textile medium. His fascination with textiles and embroidery began as a child in Bangkok, and he went on to study textile design in college and graduate school in the United States before returning to Thailand. He is noted for producing meticulously handmade tapestry and installation works that make powerful statements about religious, social, and political issues in contemporary Thailand. A main preoccupation of his art is the interaction of Buddhism and materialism in modern life, and the everyday popular culture of Thailand.

Jakkai has received increasing critical attention since his 2008 solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Temple Fair, which was covered by such major publications as Time Magazine and the Financial Times. (Please click on the link at the bottom of the screen for more information about this exhibition.). A highlight of 2009 was his participation as a featured artist in the 2009 Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, where his work was shown with noted artists from across Asia, such as Subodh Gupta and Xu Bing. A group exhibition in Thailand presented his works alongside those of multimedia artists from Thailand and India, and in the United States, his works were on exhibit in Miami and at the Rubin Museum in New York.

Jakkai returned with a new show in the gallery in April and May 2010. The exhibition, Karma Cash & Carry, featured a new series of textile compositions alongside installation and video works. Alluding to the way contemporary Thai popular religion incorporates such practices as fortune telling and winning lottery number prediction, Jakkai organized the exhibition around his conception of a karmic convenience store, where merit can be bought and sold. He made use of found objects associated with bringing good fortune, integrating them into his elaborate compositions of Thai fabrics, embroidery, and hand stitched sequined work. Jakkai’s hand stitching is an incredibly detailed and time consuming process – which he likens to a meditative practice – and this limits his annual production to only a handful of works. He maintains a rigorous connection to traditional Thai craft techniques while making a strong commentary on contemporary issues. Karma Cash & Carry marked a continued exploration of new themes and technical formats, with textile works that break out of the rectilinear tapestry form to create free-flowing shapes. He also introduced video for the first time in his oeuvre, as well as larger scale sculptural installation work.

In 2011, Siributr’s work was featured in the exhibition, Here / Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works, at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (April 1 – October 23, 2011), and in a major solo exhibition, Shroud, at the Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (September 15 – November 12, 2011). He was also a participating artist in the 2nd Chongqing Youth Biennial Art Exhibition (October 11 – November 6, 2011). In 2012, his work was seen in Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (May 18 – September 2, 2012) and Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (December 14, 2012 – August 18, 2013).

ARTIST TALK
Please click here to view a video of Jakkai’s artist talk at the Asian Art Museum on April 6, 2011.