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Arthur Ou

Arthur   Ou

Assistant Professor of Photography , Art, Media and Technology

Assistant Professor of Photography

Office Location:

Sheila Johnson Design Center
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  • 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 group exhibitions held 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, Camera Austria, and The Photograph As Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson). He has published critical texts in Aperture,,, 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.

    He has exhibited internationally, most recently in “One Torino” curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari in Turin, Italy, "Pictures that Speak," at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale, in Daegu, Korea. He was also included in the 2006 Taipei Biennial, "Dirty Yoga," curated by Dan Cameron. 

    Degrees Held:

    M.F.A., Photography, Yale University School of Art

    Recent Publications:

    "Photography Is Magic," edited by Charlotte Cotton, published by Aperture, 2015

    "The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy," by Walter Benn Michaels, published by University of Chicago Press, 2015

    "Camera Austria International, Issue 131," guest edited by Annette Kelm, fall 2015

    Research Interests:

    Photography, art history, theory, criticism, installation, sculpture

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