Pier Luigi Tazzi was born in 1941 in Colonnata, Florence, Italy, and lived in Capalle, Florence, and in NongPrue, ChonBuri, Thailand, where he fostered relationships with the Thai art scene. Since 1998, he was chairman of the non-profit organization Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi in Pelago and since 2016 a valued founding member of Cantiere Toscana, a network promoting contemporary art in Tuscany. All the same, Tazzi became increasingly interested and involved in contemporary art from the Asian region. He was, for instance, guest curator of the 2010 Aichi Triennale in Nagoya and organized exhibitions of Thai artists in Italy until 2013. During documenta 14 (2017) Tazzi participated in a guest discussion with Monika Szewczyk and Denys Zacharopoulos sharing his experience of curating in the aftermath of the fall of communism.