HO Siu Kee

b. 1964, Hong Kong

Ho Siu Kee obtained his BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. After some years of artistic practice in Hong Kong, he furthered his studies in the US and graduated with a MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. In 2003, he received his Doctor of Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia with the research topic of “Bodily Perception as a Means of Expression in Contemporary Art Practice”.

Most of Ho’s artworks begin with the exploration of his own senses and physical perceptions. They appear 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 that is expected to make up the communication between the “Self” and the “Other”.

About Aureola No.15 - Chanting in the Grotto
Aureola is a series of wearable sculptures using the symbol of "halo" to depict the limitations of the human body and the sublimation of the human mind. It is a continuous project, which the artist has been pursuing for several years. The universal image/motif of “Aureola” (or "halo") has been used worldwide throughout human history from the Buddhist tradition in India and China to the Catholic and Christian iconology in Europe. The Aureola project presented within different cultural contexts is expected to continuously extend the meaning of the work.

About Ripples on the Sand
Through meditative and often repetitive gestures, the artist conjures up the human condition and the necessary humility that human beings should penetrate themselves with. For him, man remains infinitely small in front of the immensity of Nature which is the standard by which we measure ourselves and also the basis of all cognitive systems. The performance raises awareness about one’s own limits in a positive attempt to accept them: knowing the limitations of the body is a way to get free from them.

Exhibition details of "The Human Body: Measure and Norms" (5.12.2015 - 6.2.2016)

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