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.