Isa Ho, b.1977, Keelung, Taiwan, Asia
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Keelung, Taiwan, Asia
Born in Keelung, Taiwan in 1977, Isa Ho was awarded an MFA from the National Taiwan University of the Arts in 2005. Her work addresses social concerns and considers her individual responsibility to society. Ho’s visual language aims to transcend selfhood: she creates ironic narratives that belie the seriousness of her personal and political concerns. Ho has commented that she grew up having been taught only a ‘partial history’, as Taiwanese children were sheltered from geopolitical realities and the fragile, complex nature of a Taiwanese identity. Her work frequently challenges patriarchal Confucian gender norms and the expectations of womanhood in East Asian culture. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Taiwan, Mainland China, the USA and in France. Selected group exhibitions include ‘Woman-Home: in the Name of Asian Female Artists’, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and ‘The Present and Future of Japanese and Taiwanese Contemporary – Amplitude of Global and Locality, Chinretukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (both 2014); ‘Lights of Women’, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea (2012); ‘Yes Taiwan’, Taiwan Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung and Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (both 2010). Isa Ho lives and works in Taipei.