Ou, Arthur

Ou, Arthur

Arthur Ou
M.F.A., Photography, Yale University School of Art
Assistant Professor of Photography, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Photography, Multimedia
Arthur Ou works in photography, painting, sculpture, and installation. He deploys photography within the contexts of these differing elements to elicit questions concerning photographic ontology, perception, and materiality. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Vancouver, Paris, Berlin, and Beijing; and in publications including The New York Times, Aperture, Blind Spot, Art in America, the Brooklyn Rail, and The Photograph As Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson). He has published critical texts in Aperture, Afterall.org, Artforum.com, Bidoun, Foam, Fantom, Words Without Pictures, and X-Tra. Ou initiated the biennial New School conference, The Photographic Universe, and is the creative director of the film series The Invisible Photograph.

Courses Taught:
  • Core Studio: Thesis
  • Photo Topics
  • Grad Core Critique
  • Conceptual Processes: Contemporary Strategies
  • Photography as Expanded Media
Recent Publications:

He has exhibited internationally, most recently in “One Torino” curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari in Turin, Italy. Other selected solo exhibitions include To Preserve, To Elevate, To Cancel at Hudson Franklin in New York (2007), On Every New Thing There Lies Already the Shadow of Annihilation at IT Park Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan (2005), and Faces at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2000). He was also included in the 2006 Taipei Biennial, Dirty Yoga, curated by Dan Cameron.

His work is featured in the new book, The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy, by literary critic Walter Benn Michaels, published in 2015 by The University of Chicago Press.

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