Every individual takes his/her own body and those of other people’s as the ‘Self’ and the ‘Others’ respectively. In the ever-changing and overlapping identities of the ‘Self’ and the ‘Others’, our perceptual experience continuously forms the boundless and expanding ‘Perceived World’. We hope that when there is interflow and interaction among people, there are opportunities for meanings and beliefs to be generated.
Ho, Siu-Kee (b. 1964) obtained his BA degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. After some years of artistic practice in Hong Kong, he furthered his study in U.S.A. and graduated with an MFA degree in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. In 2003, he received his Doctor of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia with the research topic of “Bodily Perception as a Means of Expression in Contemporary Art Practice”. Ho has participated in various prestigious exhibitions worldwide including the 23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1996 and the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001 as Official Hong Kong Representative. For his outstanding artistic achievement, Ho was included as an entry in the World Biographical Dictionary of Artists (Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Die bildenden Kunstlerlexikon aller Zeiten und Volker) , Vol.73, Germany in 2011 and was awarded the Associate Membership of Royal British Society of Sculptors ARBS, London, UK in 2012.
Most of Ho Siu Kee’s artworks begin with the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. 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 materializes and projects the innate personal experience as means of artistic expression which is expected to make up the communication between the “Self” and the “Other”.