Che Applewhaite

Che Applewhaite is an artist who facilitates critical engagement with ongoing histories by remaking the specific forms that displace us. His projects unfold the structures of truth and emotion contained in events, stories, and sources. He grounds himself amongst the speculative and the unseen, civic poetry, and dissenters to catastrophe.

A New England Document (Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020), his debut short film, is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel. The film won the Best Emerging Artist jury award at Mimesis Documentary Festival at CU Boulder and screened at international film festivals, galleries, and conferences. His latest film, a video artwork titled I AM THE WORLD, received its world premiere at the 2022 edition of international new media art festival, transmediale.

He has written for publications including Open City Documentary Festival and Millennium Film Journal and received the 2021 International Film Festival Oberhausen Seminar Fellowship and the Ledecky Undergraduate Writers Fellowship from Harvard Magazine. He previously assisted artists Christopher Harris and Ja'Tovia Gary during their time as Harvard-Radcliffe fellows. He graduated with honors from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology, and History & Literature.

He was born in Trinidad & Tobago, and grew up in London, England, otherwise known as the greater Caribbean.