Artist
Hou I-Ting, b.1979, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Asia
侯怡亭
Date of birth
1979
Place Of birth
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Asia
Biography
Interdisciplinary artist Hou I-Ting works across forms of video, performance and altered photography, often with a focus on women’s labour. The contrast between individual expression and repetitive processes of production, and personal and collective histories, are interwoven in her practice. She is interested in how the colonial and political histories of Taiwan have determined the role of women in the workforce, and on the particular products associated with female labour. In a series of works on paper, she used brightly coloured embroidery to contrast with black and white historical images of Taiwanese women at work in a production line. For her performance-based installation, Sewing Fields, she recreated a labour force of embroiderers in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. A recent group of works has concentrated on food production, particularly the monotonous preparation of elaborate Bento boxes for Taiwanese railway passengers, which has taken place in the same factory for 70 years. (adapted from Asia Pacific Triennial 9 QAGOMA)

Works by this artist