Apichatpong Weerasethakul grew up in Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand. He began making film and video shorts in 1994, and has mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998. Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressed personal politics, and social issues. His 2009 project, Primitive, consists of a large-scale video installation, an artist’s book, and a feature film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. The film won a Palme d’Or prize at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian film to win the most prestigious award in the film world. His current project includes Fever Room, a projection performance about displaced consciousness. Apichatpong currently works and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.