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Ho Ming-Kuei
LAST UPDATE : 2019.02.27 / EDITOR : a926242
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Born in 1978, Ho Ming-Kuei currently lives and works in Chiayi City. Ho obtained a MA Fine Art in 2005 at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. She has held a solo exhibition titled As Dream, As Illusion (2014) at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; Himono-onna‘s Final Call (2008) at BankART1929 NYK, Yokohama, Japan, where she was awarded an Artist in Residency grant and worked as an exchange artist. Ho has also participated in exhibitions across Asia and in the UK, including Dreamlover (2016) Tainan, Taiwan; Gaze: Visual Art Exhibition for the August 1st Gas Explosion Incident (2015), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Light of Women-2012 International Women Arts Exhibition (2012), Gwangju, Korea; Drawings Now (2011), Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; 1+1: Across-strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project (2010-2011), He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; Oopject (2010), Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; Unspeaking Engagement in Bangkok, Thailand (2009) and Coventry, UK (2010), and Immediate 3 (2005), Sheffield, UK. In 2016, she was nominated by Taishin Award with the collaborative project “Dreamlover” and nominated in the category : Best Emerging Artist Using Drawing by “Prudential Eye Awards” in 2014.

My work revolves around the subject of “recreating spaces,” with realistic models and props, photographed at particular angles to represent an imaginative space of the illusory. For example: the written descriptions others may have of a specific space and time, a peculiar scene in a novel, and a friend’s vivid account of a UFO sighting, or an episode from my own memory and unusual dreams.

These subjects are elusive: They inhabit a real narrative, but are flawed in their presentation of details, and so through my imagination and recreation, they are bestowed another bizarre appearance—a feeling that is at once familiar, but also alien.

birth year
1978
Place of Birth
Chiayi
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Chiayi
Taiwan
education
2005
M.A. Fine Arts
Sheffield Hallam University
2001
BFA Art and Craft Education
National Hualien Teacher’s College
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
As Dream, As Illusion
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Himono-onna’s Final Call
BankART 1929 NYK studio , Yokohama , Japan
2000
Product of Soul
Wild Field Farm Gallery , Hualien , Taiwan
2016
Dreamlover
Absolute Space for the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Artist Fair Taiwan_Refraction of Unknown screening
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Urban Legend
Absolute Space for the Arts , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Gaze: Visual Art Exhibition for the August 1st Gas Explosion Incident
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
Art and City in Yokohama and Taipei
BankART NYK , Yokohama , Japan
2015
The Delight of Chinese Character Festival 2015
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
There Has Been
Fotoaura Institute of Photography , Tainan , Taiwan
2012
Light of Women-2012 International Women Arts Exhibition
Gwangju Museum of Arts, Kumnam-ro Wing- Metro Gallery , Gwangju , Korea
2011
Drawings Now
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
1+1: Across-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project
He Xiang Ning Art Museum , Shenzhen , China
2011
1+1: Across-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project
Hong Kong Arts Center Hong Kong
2011
1+1: Across-Strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Oopject
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Unspeaking Engagement: Performativity and the Transnational Context for Some Recent Art
Lanchester Gallery, School of Art and Design, Coventry University , Coventry , UK
2009
Unspeaking Engagement: Performativity and the Transnational Context for Some Recent Art
The Art Center of Chulalongkorn University , Bangkok , Thailand
2008
London Biennale (Transcultural Exchange event)
St. Pancras Railway Station , London , UK
2005
Immediate 3
Site Gallery , Sheffield , UK
2005
POP
HUB Center , Sheffield , UK
2005
Boiling Hearts
BLOC Space , Sheffield , UK
2005
Testing MOFA
Main Gallery , Sheffield , UK
2015
Seoul Art Space
Geumcheon , Korea
2015
Legend of the City 2015, Artist in Residence and Exhibition Program, Art Square Taiwan
Tainan , Taiwan
2008
A.I.R at BankART1929
Yokohama , Japan
2010
Book
Landscape In Brain
self published, Garden City distribution
2005
Book
Cruel (Incomplete) Idea
self published
2016
 
Taishi Arts Award
Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
2014
Nominated for Category 2: Best Emerging Artist Using Drawing
Prudential Eye Awards 2015
 
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Joshua Tree,2010
The series was made based on the trip I had in California in 2010. The wild landscape of desert and the specific Joshua tree had left a strong impression after the trip. The isolation of no man’s land often is used in my drawings. These shallow images I received from the landscape remain progress the recording in my mind. Regarding the landscape, I provided two semi-fictional journals that are personally related to the trip in terms of providing more spacious imagination and engagement to aud ...
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A melancholy poem
One day I purchased a textbook of Mandarin sign language from a second-hand bookstore. I was fascinated by the hand gestures from the textbook and then was inspired to make a poem. There was limited sign language transformed from the original mandarin character. Therefore, I tried to picked the words and composed into a melancholy poem. Spiritually immortal, Excellency, Loyal henchman, Kind king, Sharing sadness all together.
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Heritage Manufacture Club_ Unknown History
In the seventeenth century, before the boom of Han Chinese immigrants disembarked on the Island of Formosa, the original inhabitants distributed throughout the island all spoke different languages, with their communication still remained in the stage of primitive life slaying. Two years after the Dutch East India Company retreated to the Formosa Island, Christian missionaries set foot on the island to conduct missionary work. Ds. Robertus Junius, the second missionary to land in Taiwan made C ...
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Mnemonic Translation
In this collaboration, the Portuguese architect Joao and I attempt to collaboratively create a spatial project based on scenes from our own memories with merely a textual description of details provided to each other. We receive our own interpretations based on these texts of rooms and translate them into virtual structures or installations. These final installations contain texts, exchanged documents, circulated sound, videos, architectural component and model structures and will provide aud ...
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Ho Ming-Kuei, 2016, Installation Art
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