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LAST UPDATE : 2019.10.20 / EDITOR : tcaa
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Ho is strongly influenced by her previous experience in oil painting, which leads to the rigorous composition serves as the basis of her photographic works, which challenge the documentary attribute of photography and add a flair of special charm of storytelling. The artist has developed distinct discourse of photography that reveals the conflict between the value of individual and society which causes the sense of confusion by employing the directorial photography and the technique of digital synthesis to constantly reconstruct and justify the so-called realities. The artist deliberately liberates the fragments of her personality, allowing each of them to act as it pleases. As unending as the stream of consciousness, the conflict between her identities and the stereotypes that traditional society holds about women are discharged from her works. Accordingly, the female figures in her works sometimes were presented as pampered princesses, and the other times were portrayed as resolute fighters who defend traditions. The artist’s very nature is to present aesthetically with digital technology, which demonstrates a brilliant piece of rational thinking. Ho’s adventurous quest for her true self in the terrifying waves of art looms large from these riveting photographs.

birth year
1977
Place of Birth
Keelung
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2005
MFA Department of Fine Arts
Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2001
BFA Department of Fine Arts
National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
Not The Chelsea
Double Square Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Girls Falling
Taiwan Academy , LA , USA
2015
My Peony Pavilion
Apartment der Kunst , Munich , Germany
2015
Peony Pavilion
Shalini Ganendra Fine Art , Petaling Jaya , Malaysian
2015
Fotofever
Carrousel du Louvre , Paris , France
2014
Westbeth - Isa Ho/Moritz Partenheimer
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Tales-Isa Ho solo exhibition 2005-2014
THE 201 ART , Taichungm , Taiwan
2012
Girls/Spring
InArt Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2011
Girls
VT ArtSalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Fairy Tales
Instituto Cultural de Mexico , Texas , USA
2010
You are my hero
La Chambre Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Once Upon a Future
Sakshi Gallery , India
2009
Isa Ho Solo Exhibition
Keelung Ciry Cutural Center , Keelung , Taiwan
2009
Project Paris: You are my hero
Galerie Etienne de Causans , Paris , France
2008
I got super strong courage
VT ArtSalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Solo Exhibition
SOKA Beijing , Beijing , China
2007
Nacissus
Cans Book Shop, 798 , Beijing , China
2005
To Call me Snow White!
TC284 , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Nuit Blanche Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2017
The New Vision of Printmaking
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Very Period
VT Artsalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Dream Team of Kaohsiung Awards and Its Four Challenges
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Snap Taking, Slow Thinking—Social Spectrum in the Age of Staged Photography
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
Dear Hometown-Taiwan contemporary Photography
Farglory Museums , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Very Image
Shalini Ganendra Fine Art , Petaling Jaya , Malaysia
2016
Double Vision
Double Square Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
KUSO Project
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery,University of Nevada , Las Vegas , USA
2016
Taipei photo 2016
National Chiang Kai-Shek memorial Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Daily Scenery-Narrative of Landscape in Taiwanese Contemporary Photography
Art Bank , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Night View Keelung
Keelung city cultural center , Keelung , Taiwan
2015
People Mountain People Sea
InArt Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Everyday Life
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
starting from Hatsune Miku
The pier-2 art center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
Big Picture
Absolute Art Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Our Eyes
Double Square Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
ISE NY Art Search 2013 Award Winners Exhibition
ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery , New York , USA
2014
Woman-Home: In the Name of Asian Female Artists
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
The Present and Future of Japanese and Taiwanese Contemporary-Amplitude of Global and Locality
Chinretukan Gallery of the University Art Museum , Tokyo , Japan
2014
Exchange
44 Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
"The Pioneers" of Taiwanese Artist, 1971-1980
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2013
Archisle #2 Open Photography Exhibition 2013
The Berni Gallery of Jersey Arts Centre , St Helier , UK
2013
Art Kwangju:13
KDJ Convention Center , Kwanghu , South Korea
2013
Art x Literature: Inside and Outside of the Boundary
Bopiliao , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Artshow Bushan 2013
Busan Exhibition and Convention Center , Busan , South Korea
2013
Mona Lisa Made in Taiwan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Turning Gazes: Women and Arts in Dialogue
Juming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
ARENA
Armature Art Space , New York , USA
2013
Fell in Love With Your Own Imagination
CANS TEA & BOOK HOUSE , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
The Power(s) of Local and Elsewhere
Pingtung Art Museum , Pingtung , Taiwan
2013
Dragon, Asia Aspiring Absolute Zenith
Absolute Zenith , New Taipei , Taipei
2012
DIVA
Sakshi Gallery India
2012
International Women Arts Exhibition Lights of Women
Gwangju Museum of Arts , Gwangju , Korea
2012
D'abord les forêts Opus 3
La Tour de l'Auditoire , Chateauvillan , France
2012
Manifestation of Homunculi
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Aire de Taiwan
Hôtel de Savigny , Provins , France
2012
Life is elsewhere-2012 4th Dali international Photography exhibition
Dali , China
2012
Incere Subversion
VT ArtSalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Art meets Fasion
Bellavita , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Kaohsiung Fine Arts Award 2011
Kaohsiung Museum , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
FOTOSEPTIMBRE USA-SAFOTO International Photography Festival
Texas , USA
2011
A Poetry of Silence
TAD Associates INC. , Shanghai , China
2010
YES TAIWAN-Taiwan Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichuang , Taiwan
2010
Taipei Biennial
Taipei Fine Art Museum , Taipei
2010
Urban Crack
MOT mobile gallery , Taipei
2010
The Other Book
G-dot Art Space , Beijing
2009
Indian Art Summit
Delhi , India
2009
Art Madrid
Madrid , Spain
2009
Being in the World---an exhibition for self and situations
Providence University Art Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Sweeties: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Kuandu Biennale 2008
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
PINGYAO international photography festival
Pingyao , Jiang Xi , China
2008
ART TAIPEI 2008-Made in Taiwan: Young Artist Discovery Exhibition
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei
2008
Grooving 2
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
FU New generation female artists in Taiwan
Da Xiang Art Space , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Blue Dot Asia
Seoul Art Center Korea
2008
Bubble Tea: Art of Taiwan and Its Contemporary Mutations
Moravian Gallery in Brno Czech
2007
Frolic: Humor and Mischief in New Taiwanese Art
2X13 Gallery, Tenri Cultural Center, Taipei Gallery of Taipei Cultural Center , New York , USA
2007
Taiwan: From Within the Mist
The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science , Sioux Falls , USA
2007
Taiwan: From Within the Mist
Canada
2007
Fashion Accidentally
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Re-genesis: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art , Haikou , China
2006
Taipei Art Award 2005
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Art Taipei 2006
Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Scylla and Charybdis: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei
2005
Oil Painting Study Society Great Exhibition in 2005
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall , Taipei
2004
Simulation Generation
Soka Arts center , Beijing , China
2004
Huashan Round Table - The 3rd Artist Fair
Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Scylla and Charybdis: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
Gwangju Museum of Art , Gwangju , Korea
2004
Scylla and Charybdis: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
National Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Digging Jazz
The Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Spirit Reconstructing Trilogy-Caroling Life
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
1:15 - Diversion and Progress of the Mood in the Present Time
Main-Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Artist fair 2002
Huashan Art Direct , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Choosing the Sample by Chance
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
30% Off
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Bird Spotting
National Institute of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Scenes of Life
Jazz Image Gallery, National Institute of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
All for Love
National Institute of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
International Studio
New York , USA
2015
Apartment der Kunst
Munich , Germany
2015
Shalini Ganendra Fine Art
Petaling Jaya , Malaysia
2013
International Studio
New York , USA
2009
CitInternational des Arts
Paris , France
2016
 
Asian Cultural Council grantee
 
2013
Third Prize
Archisle #2 Open Photography Exhibition
 
2013
 
ISE Cultural Foundation AWARD
 
2012
 
Asian Cultural Council grantee
 
2012
Nomination
Prix Pictet
 
2012
Nomination
Asia Pioneer Photographer
 
2011
 
Kaohsiung Art Award
 
2008
 
Taiwan Young Art Award
 
2005
Nomination
Taipei Art Award
 
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I am Snow White
1999-2010
I don't exist "Being oneself" makes one panicky and anxious. The character that changes in this work expresses symptoms of illness. Analyzing them and the self-recognition of a mentally ill patient would be exhibited! How can one utter sophistry to justify one’s mental illnesses and confuse others? "I'm Snow White and that's why…" The evolution of simple logic may seem ridiculous, but underneath that escapism is fully taking effect. Because I'm Snow White, I’m a happy princess. I ...
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I Got Super Strong Courage
2008-2009
I grew up in a country with a unique political culture. As children we were taught a partial history, the creation of which was influenced by politics. At the time, the attitude was that this would shield children from past hardships, conflicts and difficult situations. Growing up, I gradually realized that people around me were told completely different stories, and Taiwan was not considered a country by the rest of the world. Because of this, Taiwanese people feel that establishing identity ...
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Girls
2009-2013
The “Girls” series is referred to by many as the “Falling Down” series. The girls in the photographs and also the girls that have been transformed into animals are all captured from the bottom-up in a “falling-down” mode. My objective is to talk about the ambiguous self-awareness and the singularized value outlook observed in today’s modern life, and also the sense of frustration arising from that. “Frustration” is like a beach ball with different colored sections, and to me, it can be quite ...
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Westbeth
2014-
Westbeth Artists Housing was established in 1868. This mysterious building full of stories was open to resident artists to stay till they pass away for relatively cheaper rents since 1970. Recently, more than four hundred artists from the world are living here and nearly two thirds of them age 60 to 100 and hence the whole building is like a retirement home. Since I moved in Westbeth Artists Housing in January 2013, I started the life of pushing the wheelchairs, throwing garbage, and fixing t ...
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