Ho Siu-kee

1964, Hong Kong

Introduction

Ho Siu-kee’s artistic and academic research focuses on exploring bodily perception as a means and process of aesthetic expression both in contemporary sculptural practice and in traditional handicraft. His artworks function as self-portraitures through the visual presentation of his own body imagery, employing different media, such as sculpture, installation, photography and video. The visual presentation materialises and projects the innate personal experience as a means of artistic expression, which is expected to relay communication between the “Self” and the “Other." 

Ho obtained his BA degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1989. After some years of artistic practice in Hong Kong, he furthered his study in U.S.A. and graduated with an MFA degree in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. In 2003, he received his Doctor of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia with the research topic of “Bodily Perception as a Means of Expression in Contemporary Art Practice." He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at CUHK. Ho has participated in various prestigious exhibitions worldwide including the 23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1996 and the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001 as Hong Kong's Official Representative. Ho was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2000 and Membership to the Royal British Society of Sculptors MRBS, London, UK in 2012.