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b. 1970, works and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand

1970 Born on July 16, 1970 in Bangkok
1994 Began making films and video shorts in 1994
1999 “Kick the Machine Films” Film company

1994 B.A. in Architecture, Khon Kaen University
1997 M.F.A. in Filmmaking, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021 Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival, France (Memoria)
Grand Prix d'Honneur, FIDMarseille, France
2019 Artes Mundi 8, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff ,U.K.
2016 Grand Prize, Bildrausch Filmfest Basel, Switzerland (Cemetery of Splendour)
Principal Prince Claus Award, the Netherlands
Asia Pacific Screen Award, Australia (Cemetery of Splendour)
2015 Gijon Film Festival Award, Spain
2014 The Yanghyun Art Prize, Korea
2013 The Silver Mirror Honorary Award, Films From the South Festival, Norway
Fukuoka Prize (Art and Culture), Fukuoka, Japan
The Sharjah Biennial Prize, Sharjah Biennial 11th, United Arab Emirates
2011 Officiers de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
2010 Winner of Asia Art Award Forum, Seoul, Korea
Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, France (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)
2009 Syndromes and a Century was voted the best film of the decade from a poll conducted with international film scholars by Cinematheque Ontario, Canada
2008 The Fine Prize, for outstanding emerging artist The 55th Carnegie International, U.S.A (Unknown Forces installation)
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
2007 Best Film Award, 9th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France (Syndromes and a Century)
2005 Silpatorn Award, Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, Office of Contemporary Arts, Thailand
Special Jury Prize, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore (Tropical Malady)
Best Film and Special Jury Prize, The 20th International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Turin (Tropical Malady)
2004 Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival, France (Tropical Malady)
Grand Prize, Tokyo Filmex, Tokyo, Japan (Tropical Malady)
L’Age d’or Prize, Cine-decouvertes, Belgium (Tropical Malady)
2003 The International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI Prize), Buenos Aires Film Festival, Argentina (Blissfully Yours)
Silver Screen Award: Young Cinema Award, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore (Blissfully Yours)
2002 Prix Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, France (Blissfully Yours)

Solo Exhibitions (All | Selected)
2021 A Minor History, 100 Tonson Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Periphery of the Night, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
2019 Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Luminous Shadows, The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
2017 Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, U.S.A.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Monuments, ShanghART, Shanghai
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines
2016 Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness, Top Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Para Site, Hong Kong
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Fire Garden, Galerie Torri, Paris, France
Memorandum: Apichatpong’s Retrospective of Films and Installations, Cinema Galeries, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Fireworks (Archives), Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada
Fever Room, a performance by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Asian Arts Theatre, Gwangju, Korea
2014 Fireworks, Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Photophobia, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery,Kyoto,Japan
Fireworks (Archives), SCAI The Bathouse, Tokyo, Japan
Double Visions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, U.K.
2013 Photophobia, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway
Primitive, HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
Morakot (Emerald), UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, U.S.A
2011 Primitive, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
For Tomorrow For Tonight, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
For Tomorrow For Tonight, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive, The New Museum, New York, U.S.A.
Primitive, University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Native Land, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Apichatpong Weerasethakul-Primitive, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Primitive, FACT Foundation, Liverpool, U.K.
Phantoms of Nabua, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Tropical Mysteries, Luminous People-Die Filme von Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Arsenal, Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin, Germany
Retrospektive Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Film Museum at Munich Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Primitive, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2008 Replicas, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Unknown Forces, Redcat, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2006 Waterfall, Solar galeria de arte cinematica, Vila do Conde, Portugal

Group Exhibitions (All | Selected)
2021 Evolution - The Future of the Public, CAFA Art Museum - Langfang, Hebei
First Spring - Chapter 4, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lu Lei, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Rethinking Collectivity: Guangzhou Image Triennial 2021, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou
2019 Third Realm, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, U.S.A
Summer Wind Flirts among Words, ShanghART, Shanghai
Artist Trio Show: GENG Jianyi, LIANG Shaoji, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
58th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice, Italy
2018 Rituals of Signs and Metamorphosis, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing
Artes Mundi 8 Exhibition, tional Museum Cardiff, Cardiff ,U.K.
Gwangju Biennale 2018: Imagined Borders, Gwangju, South Korea
2017 Metaphors: An Evening of Sound and Moving Image with Kick the Machine, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
14th Lyon Biennale: Floating Worlds, Lyon, France
Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, National Art Centre Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ryuichi Sakamoto, async, WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Collection 2017-I, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Hiroshima, Japan
2016 Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Saitama Triennale 2016, Envisioning the Future, Saitama, Japan
Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia
2015 Artist Making Movement, Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
I see, so I see so. Messages from Harry Smith, Temporary Gallery,Cologne, Germany
Today is the day - 70th Years Memorial of Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima, Watari-Um Museum,Tokyo, Japan
Mobile M+: Moving Images, Midtown POP, Hong Kong
2014 FAITH AND FAIRY TALES: New Media Art for Thailand, ADM Gallery, NTU School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore
2013 A Journal of the Plague Year, Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story, Para Site, Hong Kong
Sharjah Biennial 11: Re: emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2012 Thai Transience, The Singapore Art Museum,Singapore
To Bring the World into the World, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada
Fantastic 2012, Lille3000, Lille, France
Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
Boy: A Contemporary Portrait, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
2010 Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Trust: Media City Seoul, SeMA Gyeonghuigung Annex, Seoul, Korea
2009 The View from Elsewhere, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney, Australia
2008 Video Zone 4: The 4th International Video Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, Singapore
Farewell to Post-Colonialism, The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
International Triennale of Contemporary Art: Re-Reading the Future, Prague, Czech
Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
VideoZone 4: The 4th International Video Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 Kunst Film Biennale 2007, Cologne and Bonn, Germany
Discovering the Other, National Palace Museum, Taipei,Taiwan
2006 Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City; CAPC Musee d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Liverpool Biennial 2006, Liverpool, U.K
The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2005 Slow Rushes for Auckland, Traveled to Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Bangkok-Bangkok, Institut de cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Worldly Desires, Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Anna Sanders Films, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Politics of Fun, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
The Pantagruel Syndrome:T1, Torino Triennial Threemuseums, Turin, Italy
Cinema(s), Magas in, Centre National d’art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
2004 2004 Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei,Taiwan
Slow Rushes: Takes on the Documentary Sensibility in Moving Images from around Asia and the Pacific, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania
Busan Biennale 2004, Busan, South Korea
2002 Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art, The Japan Foundation Asia Center; Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Alien {gener} ation, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2001 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul,Turkey
2000 Euro-Visions, Gallery of Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, and Art and Design, Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1998 World Artists for Tibet Exhibition, Project 304, Bangkok, Thailand

Projects (All | Selected)

Film Festivals (All | Selected)
2018 2018 Rotterdam Film Festival - SLEEPCINEMAHOTEL, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016 2016 6th Bildrausch Filmfest Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2010 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, ,Thessaloniki, Greece
2015 The 53rd Gijón International Film Festival, Retrospective: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gijón, Spain
2015 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
The 59th BFI London Film Festival, London, U.K.
2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2015 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
2015 New York Film Festival, New York, U.S.A.
2013 2013 Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea
2012 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
2011 2011 Maryland Film Festival, Maryland, U.S.A
2011 CPH:PIX Copenhagen Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
2010 Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
2010 New York Film Festival, New York, U.S.A.
2006 2006 The 63rd Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy
2006 Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2005 2005 Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, South Korea
2005 Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis, U.S.A.
2004 2004 Tokyo FilmEx, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2004 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
2003 2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Tokyo International Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Tirana Biennale 1, Albania

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
Tate Modern, London, U.K.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
FRAC Regional Collections of Contemporary Art-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, U.S.A.
UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Hong Kong M+ Art Museum, Hong Kong
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Le musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


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