jiandyin, collaborative interdisciplinary artists and curators team since 2002, Pornpilai Meemalai, b.1968, obtained an MA degree from School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, UK, 1998, Jiradej Meemalai, b.1969, obtained an MFA degree in Sculpture from Silpakorn University, Thailand, 2004. They currently live and work in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Almost a decade, they have been developing work that approached with artistic research, field work, genealogically layered with references to multiple sources and evidence, forms and matters upon a wide range of disciplines and mediums, achieve through collaboration and social engagement. jiandyin are interested in creating space/platform or situation to analyze relationships between man and society in relation to context and history of the place and space. They delve into complex, ambiguous universal and specific issues regarding the political conflict or effect on marginalized groups which is a paradox of nation-state.
Jiandyin were awarded a fellowship grant from the Asian Cultural Council New York in 2009 and were artists in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, 2010, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012, Civitella Ranieri center, Umbria Italy and Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
Jiandyin’s solo-exhibitions include Portrait [Archives of Dialogue: Seeing and Being] Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Ontology of Gold: Magic Mountains, Cartel Artspace, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2017. Biennales and exhibitions include 2019 Asian Art Biennial: The stranger from beyond the Mountain and the sea, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan. 2018 Kuandu Biennale: Seven Questions for Asia, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018: Edge of the wonderland, Krabi, Thailand. Re-Activation 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai China (2013). The Exotika 2013, Silpakorn Art Lab, Nakhon Pathom Thailand- Galerie Nord and Galerie M, Berlin, Germany. 14th Asiatopia international performance art festival Bangkok, Thailand. ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok, Thailand-URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei Taiwan in 2012-2013. They have curated Bangkok Layers Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok, Thailand (2018). Laotemporary Contemporary Art Exhibition, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2018). They Co-curated ThaiTai Re-conversation: Based on True Story, About photography, Bangkok, Thailand (2018). ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok Thailand-URS21 Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei Taiwan 2012-2013. The Metro-Sapiens: Dialogue in the Cave, Ratchaburi, Thailand (2013). International Textile & Fashion symposium-Thai : Surveying + Analyzing, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok, Thailand (2016).
Jiandyin are founders of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture in 2011, a not-to-profit artist initiative that runs Off-school art and cultural, artist in residency, curatorial, creation and interdisciplinary exchange programs for Nongpo community’s contemporary art and culture development and global networks.
They were invited lecturers: MFA program, Masterclass for Fine Art Department, National Taiwan University of Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016, MA program, Fine Art Department, Chiangmai, Thailand, 2013, BA study program of Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Thammasart University, 2006 – , MA, BA study program of Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University; BA study program of Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006 -, etc. were invited artists for art workshops: A Revelation from Ponso no Tao, moving image workshop with Tao-wu ethnic children on Lan Yu or Orchid Island, Taiwan, supported by Taitung county government, 2014, I Tarzan You Jane – Global Archetypes in Comics and Trash Video workshop with children of K3 Kinder-Kiez-Klub Moabit, Berlin, 2013, YZU Creative art workshop at Department of Art and Design, Yuan Ze University, 2012, Creative Morphology lecture, Technopreneurship and Innovation Management PhD study program, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, The CMU Art Center, 2011, studio visits for MA students at the Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, L.A., Beyond Paradise The Nordic Artists Travel East Exhibition & Education Program, National Arts Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002., etc.