Joyce Ho

Born in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works in Taipei

Joyce Ho received her M.A. in studio arts from the University of Iowa. She is an interdisciplinary artist, focusing specifically on painting, sculpture, and theater. Ho has worked as a script writer and theatre director. She works across diverse mediums from painting, video, to installation. With an illusion rich in light and shadow, the artistic conception aims to integrate the deconstructed movements and fragmented slices of daily routines. As such, the artist endeavors, whether in painting, installation or video, to convey an intimate, yet alienated tensions between human beings and reality. The singularly intensive creation simultaneously captivates and confronts viewers, which almost renders a quotidian moment into a piece of landscape or a ritual. Ho has exhibited internationally, including Noire Lumière, How Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2020); Yokohama Triennale: Afterglow, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan (2020); Meditations in an Emergency, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2020); NO ON: Joyce Ho Solo Exhibition, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan (2019); 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018); Inhabiting the World, Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, Korea (2014); and Everyday Life — Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2013).

TKG+
Animalized, 2019

TKG+

Founded in 2009, TKG+ privileges experimentation in art across different mediums, from video and photography to installation and new media. With a special focus on video art in the new media age, TKG+ delves into aesthetics of the moving image and its place in contemporary art. This exploration not only blurs the boundary between mediums, but chronicles contemporary art’s engagement with history, society, and culture. The trajectory of the gallery delineates its endeavor to promote and support the most significant contemporary art from the region, through collaboration with artists and curators, exhibition research, as well as the nurturing of the art collecting scene. With its support of Taiwan’s video art scene, TKG+ deepens its roots by encompassing intriguing artists not only from Taiwan, but from Southeast Asia, interlinking the global community with contemporary art that transcends geographical barriers. This endeavor resonates with Director Shelly Wu’s philosophy: Running a gallery focused on contemporary art is a journey through art history and contemporary life, where art and economy are not mutually exclusive, where art is a portraiture of life and a way of reflection; dynamic adaptability, a prerequisite for the fulfillment of artistic ideals. As its name suggests, TKG+ believes in the exponential growth and possibility of art in the 21st century.

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