Thaweesak Srithongdee

Thaweesak Srithongdee or Lolay, born in 1970, Thailand, graduated with a master in Fine Art from Silapakorn University in 1996. Lolay is a keen observer of people, their physical and mental characteristics. Using his imagination, in his work he goes on to ponder whether people's features are related to their behavior, culture, social standing and other aspects. As viewers react differently to various symbols, he expects his audience to see his works in a variety of ways, using different interpretations, based on personal experiences.


Lolay has participated in several solo and group exhibitions abroad and in Thailand. He was awarded a residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan in 2005 and participated in the Fukuoka Triennale in the same year. He took part in the International Film Festival in Rotterdam 2008 in The Netherlands with a video comprising shots of iconic portraits. Recent works have also included mega size fiberglass sculptures of his characters. His huge fiberglass sculpture Dollar 009 has participated in Busan Biennale in 2010. Now Lolay is doing his documentary film about music band named Happyband.