Padungsak Kochsomrong (Bangkok, Thailand, 1964) received a BFA in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Art, Chiang Mai University, in 1991, and a master’s degree in Art Education at the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok in 1999. He is a practicing artist and painting instructor at Chiang Mai University, and the Director of Studio Xang in Chiang Mai. Padungsak is a frequent participant and organizer of The Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival, annually held in Bangkok and Chiang Mai for 19 years. He champions its initiatives which combine art, education, and activity. Padungsak has performed and exhibited widely, in England, France, Austria, Romania, Germany, Poland, Finland, Canada, Israel, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.