Artists

Profile

2016
Prince Claus Award, the Netherlands
2014
The Yanghyun Art Prize, Korea
2013
Fukuoka Prize (Art and Culture), FukuokaThe Sharjah Biennale Prize, Sharjah Biennale 11th, UAE
2010
Winner of Asia Art Award Forum, KoreaOne of the Shortlisted for Hugo Boss Award, New York, USA
2008
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
The Fine Prize, for outstanding emerging artist The 55th Carnegie International, USA (Unknown Forces installation)
2005
Awarded one of Thailand's most prestigious awards for visual artists, Silpatorn, by the Thai Ministry of Culture.
1999
Founded the production company Kick the Machine
1970
Born in Bangkok, Thailand
B.A. (Architecture) from Khon Kaen University
M.A. (Fine Arts in Film-making) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
"Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness," Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2018
"Luminous Shadows," CAC, Lithuania
"Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness," Centro de Arte Oliva, Partugal / Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, USA / Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA / Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila, Philippines / Para Site, Hong Kong / MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2017
“Serenity of Madness: Apichatpong’s Selective Survey,” Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila
"Memoria," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2016
“Tate Film Pioneers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mirages (Retrospective of Films and Videos),” Tate Modern, London, UK
“Memorandum: Apichatpong’s Retrospective of Films and Installations,” Cinema Galeries, Brussels, Belgium
“The Serenity of Madness: A Selected Survey of Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
“Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness,” Tokyo Photographic Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2015
"Retrospective: Apichatpong Weerasethakul," The 53rd Gijon International Film Festival, Gijon, Spain
2014
"Fireworks (Archives)," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
"PHOTOPHOBIA," Kyoto City Univrsity of Arts Art Gallery KCUA, Kyoto, Japan
2013
“PHOTOPHOBIA,” The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2012
"For Tomorrow For Tonight," The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2011
“For Tomorrow For Tonight,” Ullens Center For Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
“Apichatpong Weerasethakul:Primitive,” The New Museum, New York, USA
“PRIMITIVE,” University of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico
“PRIMITIVE,” Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2010
“NATIVE LAND,” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
“Retrospective: Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
2009
“PRIMITIVE,” Haus der Kunst, Minich, Germany
“PRIMITIVE,” Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
“PRIMITIVE,” FACT, Liverpool, UK
“Tropical Mysteries, Luminous People, Die Filme Von Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” Arsenal, Institut fur Film und Videokunst, Berlin, Germony
2008
"Replicas," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2007
"Unknown Forces," REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater), Los Angeles, USA
2006
“Waterfall,” Solar galleria de arte cinematic,Vila do Conde, Portugal

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Biennale Arte 2019, Venice, Italy
2018
“Arte Mundi 8 2018,” National Museum Cardiff, UK
“MAM Project 025:Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Tsuyoshi Hisakado,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“People Walking the Future,” Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, South Korea
2017
"Ryuichi Sakamoto | Async," (participated as a collaborator), Watarium Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Locus," EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The 14th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
2016
Saitama Triennale 2016, Saitama, Japan
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
“Memorandum: Apichatpong’s Retrospective Films and Installations,” Cinema Galleries, Brussels, Belguim
“Aomori EARTH 2016: Roots and Routes,” Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
“BODY / PLAY / POLITICS,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2015
"Embodied," Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Mobile M + Moving Images," Midtown POP, Hong Kong
2014
"Faith and Fairy Tales: New Media Art for Thailand," DM Gallery, School of Art, Design and Media at NTU, Singapore
"A Journal of the Prague Year," Kadist Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2013
"Re: emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography," The 11th Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah, UAE
2012
"Thai Transcience," The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"Fantastic 2012," Lille 3000, Lille, France
documenta (13), Kassel, Germany
2011
Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2010
"Transformation," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
"Trust: Media City Seoul 2010," SeMA Gyeonghuigung Annex, Seoul, South Korea
2009
"The view from elsewhere," Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2008
ArtUnlimited, Art 39 Basel, Switzerland
55th Carnegie International, USA
Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore
2007
"Space for your future," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
"Discovering the Other," The National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2006
"FAITH," FACT gallery, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK
"Grey Flags," Sculpture Center, New York, USA
2005
"Do You Believe in Reality?," Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Biennial, Taiwan
Wonderbox, 11e Biennale de l'image en Mouvement, Geneva, Switzerland
The Pantagruel Syndrome, T1-Turin Triennial, Italy
KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, Brussels, Belgium
2004
"SENI Singapore 2004: Art and the Contemporary," Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"Slow Rushes," CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilinus, Lithuania
Busan Biennale, South Korea
"Videotraffic," ArtSonje, Seoul, South Korea
2003
"Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art," Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001
"7th International Istanbul Biennial," Turkey
"EGO FUGAL from 7th international Istanbul Biennal", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Filmography / Features and Awards

2015
CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR
122 minutes, DCP, Color

・Asia Pacific Screen Award, Australia, 2016
・Grand Prize, Bildrausch Film Festival, Basel, Switzerland, 2016
2010
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat)
35mm, 118 minutes, Dolby SRD, Color

・ Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, France, 2010
・ Best Film, Asian Film Award, Hong Kong, 2011
・ Best Cinematography - Muhr AsiaAfrica Award, Dubai International Film Festival, 2010 (for Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and Yukontorn Mingmongkon)
・ Jury Prize, RiverRun International Film Festival, North Carolina, USA, 2011
・National Film Association Award for Best Sound, Thailand, 2011, for Richard Hocks, Chalermrat Kaweewattana, Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
・Best Foreign Language Film, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Toronto, 2011
2006
SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (Sang Sattawat)
35mm, 103 minutes, Dolby SRD, Color
(In competition, Venice Film Festival, 2006)

・Best Film Award, The 9th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France, 2007
・Best Editor Award, Asian Film Award, Hong Kong, 2007
・Special Mention: Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2007
・Honourable Mention: Adelaide Film Festival, Australia, 2007
・The best film of the decade from a poll conducted with international film scholars by Cinematheque Ontario, Canada, 2009
2004
TROPICAL MALADY (Sud Pralad)
35mm, 118 minutes, Dolby SRD, Color

・Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival, France, 2004
・Age d’or Prize, Cinédécouvertes, Belgium, 2004
・Grand Prize, Tokyo FILMeX, Japan, 2004
・Critics Award, São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2004
・Best Film, The xx International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Turin, Italy, 2005
・Special Jury Prize, The xx International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Turin, Italy, 2005
・Special Jury Prize, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore, 2005
・Special Jury Prize, Indianapolis International Film Festival, USA, 2005
2003
THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY (Huajai Toranong)
Digital Video, 90 minutes, Stereo, Color
(Co-directed with Michael Shaowanasai)
2002
BLISSFULLY YOURS (Sud Sanaeha)
35mm, 126 minutes, Dolby SRD, Color

・Le Prix Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, France, 2002
・Golden Alexander Award – Best Film, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece, 2002
・Grand Prize, TOKYO FILMeX, Japan, 2002
・The Circle of Dutch Film Critics (KNF) Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival 2003
・The International Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize) – Buenos Aires Film Festival 2003
・Silver Screen Award: Young Cinema Award – Singapore International Film Festival 2003
・Best International Film Award – Images Festival, Canada 2004
2000
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (Dogfar Nai Meu Marn) (documentary)
35mm, 83 minutes, Dolby SR, B&W

・Runner Up Award, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2001
・NETPAC Special Mention Prize, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, 2001
・Grand Prix - Woosuk Award, JeonJu International Film Festival, Korea, 2001
・Special Citation, "Dragons & Tigers," Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2000

Performance

2016
Fever Room
90 min.
A project by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Featuring Jenjira Pongpas, Bonlop Lomnoi, Teenagers of Nabua
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Assistant Director Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Assistant Director & Stills Chaisiri Jiwarangsan
Sound Designer Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Sound Designer & Music Composer Koichi Shimizu
Lighting Designer Pornpan Arayaveerasid
Technical Supervisor Rueangrith Suntisuk

Awards

2016
“Principal Laureate” The Prince Claus Awards, The Netherlands
2015
Gijon Film Festival Award, Spain 2015
2014
The Yanghyun Art Prize, Korea
2013
Fukuoka Prize (Art and Culture), Fukuoka, Japan
The Sharjah Biennial Prize, Sharjah Biennial 11th, UAE
2011
Officiers de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
2010
One of the shortlisted for Hugo Boss Award, Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, New York, USA
2008
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
“Unknown Forces installation”, The Fine Prize, for outstanding emerging artist The 55th Carnegie International, USA
2005
Silpatorn Award, Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, Office of Contemporary Arts

Public Collections

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
DIB MUSEUM AND FOUNDATION, Bangkok, Thailand
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture
Louis Vuitton
M+, Hong Kong
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Tate Modern, London, UK
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan