After studying architecture, he earned a MFA  in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He works on the liminal area between cinema and contemporary art.

His films traverse an extremely personal territory, inviting the viewer to enter the subjective world of memory, myth, and deep yearning, by using unconventional narrative structures, expanding and contracting the sensation of time, and playing with ideas of veracity and linearity.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Bangkok, 1970
Thailand

Past Exhibitions

A Beast, a God, and a Line

Para Site
16/03/2018 — 20/05/2018

Mekong New Mythologies

Hong Kong Arts Centre
04/05/2017 — 19/05/2017

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness

Para Site
18/09/2016 — 27/11/2016

Holzwege

ShanghART West Bund
10/11/2016 — 15/02/2017

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness

Para Site
18/09/2016 — 27/11/2016

Solo Shows

2018
The Serenity of Madness, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, US
Luminous Shadows, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

2017
The Serenity of Madness, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US

2016
The Serenity of Madness, Para Site, Hong Kong, China
Tate Film Pioneers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mirages, Tate Modern, London

2015
Fireworks, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada

2014
Fireworks, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

2013
Photophobia, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
Primitive, HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

Group Shows

2018
On the Periphery of Vision, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, US

2017
Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Metaphors: An Evening of Sound and Moving Image with Kick the Machine, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Thailand
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2016
Body / Play / Politics, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

2015
Today is the day – 70th Years Memorial of Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima, WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2014
A Journal of the Plague Year, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2013
A Journal of the Plague Year, Para Site, Hong Kong, China

2012
Thai Transience, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Bangkok Country of birth: Thailand Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: Chiang Mai