Born 1983 Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works in
Joyce Ho’s works are unified by their striking aesthetic, which strips back unnecessary elements to foreground uncanny takes on gender roles, bureaucratic control and cultural conventions. This sets up strange spaces of encounter in which her audience has become increasingly central. Her paintings, installations, videos and performance works are notable for their saturated planes of colour — cool yellows and sickly greens — which typically surround neatly groomed young women. The women act as both avatars for the artist herself and enigmatic agents guiding audiences through nonsensical but compelling rituals. Ho’s interest in the tension between dream and reality, and between darkness and light, creates unusual atmospheres and strange situations that are at once uneasy, seductive and playfully humorous.
Joyce Ho has also worked with the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre to develop a project for APT9 Kids