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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Todd Hido

b. 1968, USA

Todd Hido was born in 1968 in Kent, Ohio, USA. In his celebrated photographs of the American urban landscape, he excels in capturing images that evoke a sense of mystery and unseen narratives. Whether in his eerie exteriors of isolated houses at night, where the only source of life emanates from a single lit room; or carefully framed interiors of tousled sheets on a single bed, or the numbing glare of an old TV set. And even in his disturbing yet evocative images of female models, a confusing yet very real range of female identities lifted from his past - we feel a sense of unease: some allow vulnerability and others exhibit empowerment.

These powerful cinematic images have a rich cultural impact, recalling the legacy of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch, and novelists Raymond Carver and Stephen King.

Todd Hido's photographs are in the permanent collections of the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, amongst others.

Featured Artworks

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#11789-6928 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11789-6928, 2017 Archival pigment print
Reflex Amsterdam
#11176-7589 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11176-7589, 2018 Archival pigment print
Reflex Amsterdam
#11856-0820 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11856-0820, 2018 Archival pigment print
Reflex Amsterdam
#11755-2243 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11755-2243, 2017 Archival pigment print
Reflex Amsterdam
#11896-4220751 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11896-4220751, 2018 Archival pigment print
40 x 30 inches
Bruce Silverstein
#11755-2135 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11755-2135, 2017 Archival pigment print
38 x 51 inches
Bruce Silverstein
#10789-2109 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#10789-2109, 2012 Archival pigment print
30 x 45 inches
Bruce Silverstein
#11389-3087 by Todd Hido contemporary artwork Todd Hido#11389-3087, 2017 Archival pigment print
30 x 45 inches
Bruce Silverstein

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Todd Hido, Bright Black World at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
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15 September–17 November 2018 Todd Hido Bright Black World Reflex Amsterdam

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IN CONVERSATION WITH... Todd Hido: Bright Black World - REFLEX Amsterdam Related Video & Audio IN CONVERSATION WITH... Todd Hido: Bright Black World - REFLEX Amsterdam REFLEX Amsterdam : 26 September 2018

REFLEX Amsterdam is thrilled to present Bright Black World, a new exhibition by the celebrated American photographer Todd Hido. In this video, the star of the exhibition touches upon how he got into photography and what inspires him and his work.For the past three years, Todd Hido has been working on the series Bright Black World. This profoundly...

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