Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in 1970 in Bangkok and raised in the north-eastern Thai city of Khon Kaen. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the Machine, which he founded in 1999. With Gridthiya Gaweewong he founded the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival in 1997, and presented it three more times through 2008. His work has been presented widely in art and film contexts internationally, including the Sharjah Biennial in the UAE (2013), dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany (2012), Liverpool Biennial (2006), Busan Biennial (2004), the Istanbul Biennial (2001), and in solo and group exhibitions at art spaces including Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; New Museum, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Musée dArt Modern de la Ville de Paris. Weerasethakuls 2009 film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, won a Palme dOr prize at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. His feature films include: Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Syndromes and a Century (2006), Tropical Malady (2004), The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003), Blissfully Yours (2002), and Mysterious Object at Noon (2000).
This unique solo exhibition presents a survey of rarely-seen experimental short films and installations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, alongside archival documents, photographs, drawings and sketches that explore threads of socio-political commentary in the artists practice from early in his career to the present.read more »
As the international tour of Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness comes to a close, ICI wants to thank the venues that hosted this exhibition and take a moment to look at some of the best installation shots of this extraordinary exhibition. Below are images of the exhibition at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang […]read more »
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness July 3, 2016September 10, 2016 MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum Chiang Mai, Thailand ICI launches the international tour of our latest exhibition, Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Monday July, 4 at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum. Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness is the inaugural exhibition of MAIIAM, a new […]read more »