Christopher K. Ho in Conversation With Willem MolesworthVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong Education Program
Always Stop Eating While You’re Still a Little Hungry, 2020
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Artist Talk 19:00; Close 20:00
Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States, artist Christopher K. Ho often returns to the themes of identity and belonging within his work. In honor of his installation and sculpture Always Stop Eating While You’re Still a Little Hungry (2020) at ASHK’s "Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong," Willem Molesworth, Director of de Sarthe gallery, will join Christopher to talk about identity, pre- and post-COVID transnationalism, internationally recurrent signs and symbols, cultural hegemony, and more through the lens of Ho's recent artworks and projects, including his recently published anthology, "Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts."
*The Book is available for pre-order from Asia Society Hong Kong Online Shop.
Christopher K. Ho 何 恩 懷 (b. Hong Kong) is a speculative artist based in New York, Hong Kong, and Telluride, Colorado. He is known for materially exquisite objects that draw from learned material about, and lived encounters with, power and otherness in an unevenly decolonized, increasingly networked world. He has exhibited at, among other venues, de Sarthe Gallery, the Bronx Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, UCCA Beijing, the Guangdong Times Museum, Para Site, Storm King, the Queens Museum, the Incheon Biennial, and the Busan Bienniale. He is currently editing an anthology with curator Daisy Nam titled Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts. The New York Times, South China Morning Post, Artforum, Art Asia Pacific, Yishu, Frieze, LEAP, RanDian, Art in America, Modern Painters, Hyperallergic, and Art Review have featured his work.
Willem Molesworth is the Director of de Sarthe in Hong Kong. He has worked with contemporary artists like Nadim Abbas, Double Fly Art Center, Geng Xue, Jiang Pengyi, Li Liao, Liang Ban, Liu Bolin, Andrew Luk, Mak Ying Tung 2, Ren Hang, Wang Xin, Xin Yunpeng, Yang Xinguang, and Zhang Dali. He also has worked closely with the artwork of established masters like Chen Zhen, Chu Teh-Chun, Hans Hartung, Gerhard Richter, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Antoni Tàpies, Bernar Venet, and Zao Wou-Ki.
He is a board member and Vice President of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, as well as the Co-Organizer of UNSCHEDULED. Along with his wife, Ysabelle Cheung, he is the co-founder of Suitcase Institute, a traveling platform for the itinerant exhibition of art in any space or location. He was formerly the Associate Director and Gallery Manager of Klein Sun Gallery (now Eli Klein Gallery) in New York's Chelsea Art District.
After graduating from Bard College in 2012 he was granted funding to establish a liberal arts initiative in China. He continues to dedicate his time to supporting non-profits, from his role as board member of a New York performance collaborative, to helming artist residencies like the deSAR annual Summer Residency Program.
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