On the Periphery of Vision Artist Bio's

On the periphery of vision
curated by christopher phillips 

Bae Youngwhan, Michelle Charles, Koo Donghee, Shimpei Takeda and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

June 27 - August 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 27th, 6-8PM


Artist Bios

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an acclaimed film director, screenwriter, and film producer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His innovative filmmaking practice engages with the often fraught geopolitical territories of his native Thailand, as well as a seemingly mundane “everyday world” that is haunted by uncanny specters of collective history and personal memory. His feature films include Tropical Malady, which won a jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the Palme d’Or prize at the  2010 Cannes Film Festival; and Cemetery of Splendor, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Weerasethakul’s more than three dozen experimental short films have been featured internationally at the Istanbul Biennial (2001), the Liverpool Biennial (2006), Documenta 13  (2012), and the Sharjah Biennial (2013). He has also taken part in exhibitions at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the New Museum, New York. “The Serenity of Madness,” a traveling exhibition of his experimental films, video installations, photographs, and sculptural works, was organized by Independent Curators International in 2016.


Michelle Charles is an artist who whose practice centers on painting and drawing, while also including cameraless photographs, films, and videos. After residing in the U.S. for almost two decades, she returned in 2001 to her native London, where she currently lives and works. Her work has been collected by such institutions as the British Museum; the Wellcome Trust, London; the Brooklyn Museum; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; and the Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis. She has received awards and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, The Arts Council of England, the Wellcome Institute, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Bae Youngwhan is an artist based in Seoul whose wide-ranging practice includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations. In addition to numerous solo exhibitions in Korea, he has taken part in group exhibitions at the Korean Pavilon at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005); the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City (2009); the Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2011); the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2012); the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2013); the Sharjah Biennial (2013); the Seoul Mediacity Biennial (2014); the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2015).


Koo Donghee is a Seoul-based artist who produces sculptural objects, installations, videos, and photographs. She learned video production while studying for her MFA at Yale University, and is known for videos in which puzzling situations interrupt the banality of everyday life.

Her work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011); Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2011); the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2011); the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011); the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2012); Tate Modern, London (2015); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2016); Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); and the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2018). Koo’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Seoul Museum of Art; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. She was awarded the 13th Hermès Art Award by the Hermès Foundation Missulsang, Seoul (2012), and was a finalist for the Korean Artist Prize, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2014).


Shimpei Takeda is a Japanese artist working with photographic materials. After moving to New York City in 2002, Takeda collaborated with composers and sound artists through video works. In recent years, he has explored abstract aesthetics in conceptual photography. In 2014 he relocated to Japan, where he continues to pursue his projects. His works have been featured in exhibitions such as “A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial” (International Center of Photography, New York, 2013), “In the Wake” (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015), “Camera Atomica” (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2015), “About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change” (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2016), and “Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph” (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2016), among others. His work is in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; and the Amana Photo Collection, Tokyo.