Taiki Sakpisit (ไทกิ ศักดิ์พิสิษฐ์) Taiki Sakpisit is a filmmaker and moving image artist working in Bangkok. His works explore the underlying tensions and conflicts, and the sense of anticipation in contemporary Thailand, through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage using a wide range of sounds and images.

His films produce heightened and uneasy modes of spectatorship that often relate to the tumultuous socio-political climate in Thailand. Taiki’s moving images and experimental shorts have been presented at numerous exhibitions and film festivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival, Yebisu International Festival for Art, Les Rencontres Internationales, Dallas Contemporary and Kunstverein Gottingen. His previous work A Ripe Volcano (2011) has been screened internationally at more than 40 film festivals and museums.


CURRICULUM VITAE  23-12-2019

Name:            TAIKI SAKPISIT (ไทกิ ศักดิ์พิสิษฐ์)
E-mail:         taiki.sakpisit@gmail.com
URL:            www.taikisakpisit.com

Education:
B.F.A. Cinema, San Francisco State University, California, USA

Academic / Teaching Experience:
Part-time lecturer
Silpakorn University International College (SUIC), Bangkok, Thailand (2007 - Present)
Silpakorn University ICT (SU-ICT) (2011 – Present)
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Communication Design Program, School of Architecture & Design Bangkok, Thailand (June 2006 – Present)

Courses taught:
    • Advanced Practice in Motion and Sound (semester 2/Year 3/4 KMUTT)
    • Alternative Cinema (semester 1/Years 2/3/4 KMUTT)
    • Basic Aesthetics (semester 1/Years 2 SUIC)
    • Cinematography (semester 1/2 Year 2/3/4 KMUTT)
    • Combining Media (semester 1/ Year 2 KMUTT)
    • Communication with Sequence, Sound and Motion (semester 2/ Year 2 KMUTT)
    • Creative Writing (semester 1/ Year 2 SUIC)
    • Directing for Communication (semester 1/Year 3 ICT-SU)
    • Major Negotiated Project (semester 1/2 Year 4 SUIC)
    • Professional Film Practice (semester 1 Year 3 SUIC)
    • Post Production Technology (semester 2/Year 3 KMUTT)
    • Technology for Text and Image (semester 2/Year 1 KMUTT)

Guest Speakers / Talks
Asia Culture Centre Gwangju, Bangkok University, Chiang Mai University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, National Museum of Modern Art Seoul, Phuket University, Silapakorn University, and Thamasart University

Feature Film production (director and screenwriter):
2020 The Edge of Daybreak (in post-production)

Selected Short Films & Video Installations (director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor):
2019 Shadow and Act, 23 minutes (February)
2018 A Certain Illness Difficult to Name (December)
2018 Tabula Rasa, 23 minutes (September)
2018 Spiralling, 2’44” minutes (16mm.) (July)
2018 The Mental Traveller, 18 minutes (April)
2018 To the Memory of My Beloved, 13 minutes (April)
2017 Trouble in Paradise, 28 minutes
2013 The Age of Anxiety, 14 minutes
2012 Time of the Last Persecution 7:30 minutes
2011 A Ripe Volcano / Phukhaofai Phirot 15 minutes
2011 Unless He Tells a Lie, Unless He Tells a Lie 6 minutes
2011 Three Kings / Samkasart 6 minutes
2010 Deathless Distance / Uru Wela 13 minutes
2010 Looking in God’s Eye / Tona Kanwela 7 minutes
2009 “…I did not dream last night,” / Tai Kanwela 9:45 minutes
2008 Whispering Ghosts / Thoi Kham Thi Thuk Sap 13 minutes

Solo Exhibitions / Solo Screenings:
2018 Residencies Insights: A Certain Illness Difficult to Name by Taiki Sakpisit (Thailand),  Artist-in-Residence, NTU CCA, Single Screen, Singapore, December 11th
2018 Until Morning Comes S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre, April
2016 8 Films Screenings “Wunderkammer” Busan Cultural Center, July
2014 8 Films Screenings, “Scintillation or Disappearance” MMCA, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea, November – January
2011 A Ripe Volcano 24th Feb – 6th Mar, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
2009 Almost Invisible by Force of Habit Bookhemian Arthouse, Phuket

Live Performances:
2018 Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell commissioned by Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Kaleido Asia, January 27
2015 Drift 2, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre Experimental Project, January 31

Selected Group Exhibitions / Festivals / Screenings:
2020 The Age of AnxietyThe Structures We Resist” Asian Film Archive, Singapore
2020 The Age of Anxiety 2ANNAS ISFF Fokuss MELNAIS CAURUMS 24th Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Latvia
2019 The Age of AnxietyThe Image and Its Image,” Curated by George Clark, Nordland Kunst- og Filmfagskole in Kabelvåg, Norway
2019 The Age of AnxietyAnimistic Apparatus: Landscape of Spirits”, Curated by May Adadol Ingawanij and Julian Ross, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, The Netherlands, September
2019 Shadow and Act 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea, September
2019 The Mental Traveller International Moving Image Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2019 The Mental Traveller Signes du Nuit, Bangkok Thailand
2019 The Age of Anxiety A Short Film Program Curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hirshhorn Museum
2019 The Age of Anxiety Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2019 The Age of Anxiety Animistic Apparatus, Udon Thani, Thailand
2019 Shadow and Act Animistic Apparatus, Udon Thani, Thailand
2019 Tabula Rasa “Out of Place” group exhibition, S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre
2019 The Mental Traveller Ibn Arabi Film Festival (IBAFF), Murcia, Spain
2019 Shadow and Act ACC Cinematheque, Gwangju, South Korea
2019 Shadow and Act Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions / Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
2019 The Mental Traveller International Film Festival Rotterdam: Tiger Awards Competition
2018 A Certain Illness Difficult to Name & Trouble in Paradise NTU-CCA Single-Screen, Singapore
2018 A Ripe Volcano & Tabula Rasa, Across Asia Film Festival, Museo Cardu, Museo di Arte Siamese e Orientale, Cagliari, Sardinia
2018 A Ripe Volcano & The Age of Anxiety, RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin
2018 Tabula Rasa “Out of Place” KF Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2018 The Age of Anxiety & Time of the Last Persecution, Histoire du Cinema, FilmVirus, Bangkok Biennial
2018 The Age of Anxiety, Transmediale Festival, Germany
2018 Time of the Last Persecution, “Wildtype Pandemic: The Sound of Silence,” HUAK Society, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2017 A Ripe Volcano “Unruly Shadows: Artist Films and Videos on Challenging Spheres”NTU CCA, Singapore
2017 A Ripe Volcano Dallas Contemporary, USA, September
2017 A Ripe Volcano, Three Kings, The Age of Anxiety Samut Thai: Unfinished Histories, BankART Studio, Yokohama
2017 A Ripe Volcano “Ritual Artists’ Film and Video from SE Asia” Brighton, UK
2017 Time of the Last Persecution, “Experiment Experimental Cinema” Chiang Mai University, 21 March
2017 Trouble in Paradise ApArts, Bangkok, Feb 03-12
2017 A Ripe Volcano Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2017 The Age of Anxiety Black Box at Riya Surya, Bangkok Jan 27-28
2016 Deathless Distance, Time of the Last Persecution, The Age of Anxiety Asia Culture Institute in Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
2016 A Ripe Volcano, IMAGES FESTIVAL, Toronto, CA
2016 The Age of Anxiety, Art Labor’s Hammock Café Project, Times Museum Guangdong, China
2016 A Ripe Volcano, DHAKA ART SUMMIT, Bangladesh
2016 Whispering Ghosts, The Overflow curated by Lauren Reid, Chiang Mai, January 7
2015 A Ripe Volcano, Asian Film & Video Art Forum, MMCA Seoul, South Korea
2015 A Ripe Volcano, Time of the Last Persecution, The Age of Anxiety, CINEMALIBRE FILM CLUB SCREENING PROGRAM, UP Cine Adarna - Videotheque, UP DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY, May 30
2015 The Age of Anxiety, KLEX Special Program, The Cinematheque of Korea Film Archive
2015 The Age of Anxiety, FilmVirus Wild Type: “The Brief History of The Age of Anxiety” Hanoi DocLab, Nov.
2015 Time of the Last Persecution, FD-zone London Third Edition-Reuse, Retell; touring programme from the 6th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, University of Westminster, London UK, May 29
2015 A Ripe Volcano, KLEX Tropical Seasonings by Hanoi DOCLAB, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Vietnam, May 17
2015 A Ripe Volcano, BIMI Essay Film Festival, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, London UK, March 29
2015 A Ripe Volcano, La Bienal Del Findel Mundo, Valparaiso, Chile, January 31 – March 15
2015 The Age of Anxiety, Dongtaidu Music Festival / KLEX, MAPKL, Kuala Lumpur, January 18
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, “Symposium Comparing Experimental Cinemas” Experimenta India, Bangalore, December
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, “Haunted Thresholds,” Kunstverein Gottingen, Berlin, Germany, November 2 – December 21
2014 The Age of Anxiety, L'Étrange Festival at Forum des Images, Paris,
2014 A Ripe Volcano, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany, June 5
2014 A Ripe Volcano, “State of Being” New Video Art From Thailand, OPAL NEST, XXX Gallery, Hong Kong, May
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, “Proximity” National Museum, Szczecein, Poland, June
2014 The Age of Anxiety, “Promixity” National Museum, Szczecin, Poland, June
2014 A Ripe Volcano, Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaite Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, March, Paris
2014 A Ripe Volcano, Antitube Quebec & Montreal Cinematheque, Canada
2014 A Ripe Volcano, “Tropical Seasonings” HALLWALLIS Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
2014 Whispering Ghosts, “Spectral Reverberations” Light+Wire Gallery curated by Lauren Reid
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, Media / Art Kitchen ‘Yebizo’ Edition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Feb. 11 & 20
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, “Faith and Fairy Tales: New Media Art from Thailand’ ADM Gallery NTU Singapore, March - April
2014 Time of the Last Persecution, Media / Art Kitchen Reality Distortion Field, BACC, February
2013 Time of the Last Persecution, Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, October 18 – 19, Jason City, New York
2013 Time of the Last Persecution, Media / Art Kitchen Reality Distortion Field Tour, Ayala Museum, 98B, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, The Philippines, Black Box, MAP KL, Art Row, Publika, KL, Malaysia, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Kineforum, Jakarta, Indonesia
2013 Time of the Last Persecution, SEA Arts Fest, 4749, London, UK, October
2013 Time of the Last Persecution, BEFF 6, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand, August 30
2013 Time of the Last Persecution, San Gio Verona Video Festival, Verona, Italy
2013 The Age of Anxiety, KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival
2013 The Age of Anxiety, BEFF 6 at Future Perfect, Singapore, July 12
2013 The Age of Anxiety, FilmVirus + KLEX Wildtype Super: The Age of Anxiety Program, Sama Sama Guesthouse, Melaka, March
2013 The Age of Anxiety, 17th Thai Short Film & Video Festival (Vichitmatra Award)
2013 The Age of Anxiety, Damaged Utopia: Video, The Reading Room, March 3
2013 The Age of Anxiety, Damaged Utopia: Video, Bookhemian Arthouse, Phuket, February 16
2013 A Ripe Volcano, SEA Arts Fest, 4749, London, UK, October 26 - 27
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Monitor 9 on Tour, SAVAC & Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, August 24
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Belo Horizonte, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil, July
2013 A Ripe Volcano, KLEX “Confront” at KOSMA Spring Symposium, Sung Kyung Kwan University, Seoul, 25 & 26 May
2013 A Ripe Volcano, BEFF 6 Raiding the Archives, City Gallery Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 20 April
2013 A Ripe Volcano, NO.W.HERE, London, UK, April 24
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Monitor 9: New South Asian Short Film & Video, Articule, Missisauga, Toronto, March - August
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Sharjah Biennial 11, programme curated by Apichatpong Weeresethakul, March
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Kuala Lumpur 7th Triennial Barricade KLEX, Friday 22 Feb Black Box, MAPKL
2013 A Ripe Volcano, Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, February 9 – March 9
2013 A Ripe Volcano, “Songs of Rising Smoke,” City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, March
2013 A Ripe Volcano, BEFF 6, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 29
2012 A Ripe Volcano, “Monitoring Exhibition” Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, 14 − 18 November
2012 A Ripe Volcano, Ozu Film Festival, Sassuolo, Fiorana, Formigine, Maranello, Casalgrande, Castellarano, Scandiano
2012 A Ripe Volcano, Objectifs Centre for Photography and FIlmmaking, November 21 - December 21, Singapore
2012 A Ripe Volcano, “Songs of Rising Smoke” Harvard University Asia Center, October 6 & 7 
2012 A Ripe Volcano, “Diverse Arts Festival by Pridi Banomyong Institute,” Bangkok, 30 September
2012 A Ripe Volcano, BEFF 6 On the Beach, Walailak University 21-22 September
2012 A Ripe Volcano, The 12th Seoul International NewMedia Festival, July
2012 A Ripe Volcano, “Generation Loss: Thai Experimental” 98B Art Collaboratory, Manila, July 21
2012 A Ripe Volcano, Osage Kwun Tong Gallery, March 30-31, April 6-7, 13-14
2012 Time of the Last Persecution, Thai Short Film & Video Festival
2012 Deathless Distance, Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents Amsterdam, November 30
2012 I Did Not Dream Last Night / Looking in God’s Eye, Souvenirs From Earth, France
2012 I Did Not Dream Last Night / Looking in God’s Eye, Osage Kwun Tong Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 A Ripe Volcano, Georgetown Festival, Penang, 7&8 July
2012 A Ripe Volcano, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival
2011 A Ripe Volcano, Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival, Indonesia, December
2011 A Ripe Volcano, KLEX, Malaysia 23-27 November
2011 A Ripe Volcano, Happening @ House 2 Third Class Cinema 30, October 8
2011 A Ripe Volcano, 15th Thai Short Film & Video Festival, August, BACC
2011 You Say You Want a Revolution: Taiki Sakpisit Retrospective 23rd 26th and 28th April, BACC
2011 A Ripe Volcano, Whispering Ghosts, Pure As Snow, Film On the Rocks, Yao Noi, Thailand
2011 Three Kings, Postcard Cinema Exhibition, 26th-27th February, BACC
2011 Unless He Tells a Lie, Unless He Tells a Lie, photographic and video installation, February, TK PARK
2011 Deathless Distance YxineFF Film Fest, Vietnam
2010 Deathless Distance Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan
2010 “…I did not dream last night,” World Film Festival of Bangkok, November
2010 Looking in God’s Eye World Film Festival of Bangkok, November
2010 Whispering Ghosts, Doi Saket International Film Festival (Best Thai Film Award)
2010 Whispering Ghosts,  Singapore Art Museum, October
2010 Whispering Ghosts, 6th Singapore Short Film Festival, Substation, 28 August – 5 September
2010 Whispering Ghosts, Next Shot, Bangkok International Student Film Festival, “Experimental Experience,” July 18
2010 Deathless Distance, 14th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, August 1 BACC
2010 “…I did not dream last night,” WORM Festival Rotterdam
2010 “…I did not dream last night,” 26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, June, 1-7, Germany
2009 The Portrait of Ghosts Taiki Sakpisit 1 November, Kiosk, TCDC
2009 Whispering Ghosts 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, BACC, August 

Selected Publications:
Wunderkammer 1: Taiki Sakpisit

“Again and This Time,” Dr. May Adadol Ingawanij, Singapore Cinematheque Quarterly
http://www.essayfilmfestival.com/taiki-sakpisit-again-and-this-time-by-may-adadol-ingawanij/

Until Morning Comes curated by Chol Janepraphaphan, text by Lauren Reid, exhibition at S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre

Disintegration Loops An Exhibition in Print Curated by Sam I-Shan (Erase Issue 8 2019 Lasalle College of the Arts)

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) Residencies brochure (October – December 2018)

The Image and Its Image: Curated by George Clark
https://jubilee-art.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Image-and-Its-Image-14-18-Oct-2019-booklet.pdf

“Scintillation or Disappearance” MMCA, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

Can You Hear Me ? Video Works by Six Artists from Thailand _ Bangkok 2013 curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani

Faith and Fairy Tales: A journey to record what we see, to consider what we believe" for FAITH and FAIRY TALES: New Media Art for Thailand _ Singapore 2014 curated Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani

Evocation of borrowed memories Taiki Sakpisit's latest work forces viewers to get to the heart of the rituals that define humanity

A View from the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival 2012 George Clark

มากกว่าสูญเสีย คือความงาม ชวนสัมผัสความเศร้าและการสูญเสียที่จะทำให้เข้าใจคนใกล้ตัวมากขึ้นผ่านศิลปะภาพเคลื่อนไหวของ ไทกิ ศักดิ์พิสิษฐ์ 


Awards, Grants and Commissions:
2019 The Mental Traveller The R.D. Pestonji Award, 2nd prize at 23rd Thai Short Film & Video Festival
2018 Shadow and Act ACC Cinema Fund, South Korea
2018 Tabula Rasa Korean Foundation, South Korea
2018 The Edge of Daybreak Film Production Grant from Visions Sud Est Fund, Switzerland
2018 The Edge of Daybreak Film Production Grant from Purin Foundation
2017 The Edge of Daybreak Film Production Grant from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture
2017 The Edge of Daybreak Thai Film Pitching Project at Cannes Film Festival from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture
2013 The Age of Anxiety The Vichitmatra Award for distinctive achievements in filmmaking, 17th Thai Short Film & Video Festival
2012 A Ripe Volcano, “Monitoring Exhibition” Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Nomination)
2011 A Ripe Volcano The R.D. Pestonji Award, 1st prize at 15th Thai Short Film & Video Festival
2010 Whispering Ghosts Best Thai Film at The Doi Saket International Film Festival
2009 Whispering Ghosts  The Vichitmatra Award for distinctive achievements in filmmaking, 13th Thai Short Film & Video Festival

Selected Talks and Symposiums:
2019 ACC Cinema Fund Premiere and GV, Gwangju, South Korea
2018 Residencies Insights: A Certain Illness Difficult to Name by Taiki Sakpisit (Thailand), Artist-in-Residence
2018 Until the Morning Comes: The Memories of Landscape, S.A.C. the Arts Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
2014 Cul-de-sac of Image_ Between Exhibition and Screening MMCA Seoul Theater, 22 November
2014 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Residencies:
2018 NTU CCA Singapore Residencies

Permanent Collection:
ACC Asia Culture Center (Shadow and Act 2019)
Kadist Art Foundation (A Ripe Volcano 2011)
S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre (Until the Morning Comes 2018)

Practice Areas:
Filmmaking (directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing), moving image, film history, film theory, photography, and music

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