The McKinney Visiting Artist Series presents multimedia artist Christopher K. Ho, who picks up threads of 1990s identity politics and weaves them into unlikely new patterns using objects, installation, photography and sound. His 2022 installation “CX 889” at the Vancouver Art Gallery explored the historical moment of Hong Kong’s passage from British to Chinese governance in 1997, ending its identity as the capital of the Chinese diaspora.
His solo show “Demoiselles d'Avignon” (2013, Y Gallery, NYC) “refracted Western abstraction through the eyes of a future class of refined Chinese princelings,” while “Privileged White People” (2013, Forever & Today, NYC) examined the sensibility of artists who grew up during the Clinton presidency.
Ho has also had solo exhibitions at Winkleman Gallery, NY (2010, 2008); FJORD, Philadelphia (2013); and Galeria EDS, Mexico City (2009). His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Modern Painters,Artforum, and ArtReview. He participated in the Incheon Biennial (2009), the Chinese Biennial Beijing (2008), and the Busan Bienniale (2008), and produced site-specific pieces for Storm King (2013) and the Cranbrook Art Museum (2011), where he taught and was the 2010 Critical Studies Fellow. A graduate of Cornell University (B.F.A. ‘97) and Columbia University (M. Phil, ‘03), Ho has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Since 2021, the Hong Kong-born Ho has been the Executive Director of the Asia Art Archive, a nonprofit that collects and disseminates resources related to contemporary Asian art.
More at https://www.christopherkho.com