Bundith Phunsombatlert (b. 1972, Bangkok, Thailand) started his art career using the printmaking process to develop three-dimensional objects. He then began working with diverse media from handmade printmaking and sculptures to interactive installations using monitors and physical computing. Phunsombatlert earned both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in graphic arts (printmaking) from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He earned an additional M.F.A in Digital + Media from Rhode Island School of Design, in the United States. He has participated in various international exhibitions, such as the Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 1999; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; the ISEA 2004; the 12th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; The Third Guangzhou Triennial 2008, Guangdong Museum of Art, China; and The 4th Auckland Triennial 2010, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. He has attended several residency programs, including the MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Location One, and Eyebeam: Art and Technology Center. Among his selected awards and fellowships are the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2001, the Second Prize UNESCO Digital Art Award from ISEA 2004, and the Asian Cultural Council Fellow in 2007.
Containerized Ready-Made Human Products (detail), 1997-2000