Joyce Ho

b. 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan
Working in Taipei, Taiwan
Showing at Asia Society Museum
On view from March 26, 2021, through June 27, 2021
Joyce Ho, Osmosis, 2018

Joyce Ho, Osmosis, 2018. Fiber-reinforced polymer. H. 50 3/4 x W. 9 x D. 12 5/8 in. (129 x 23 x 32 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, Osmosis, 2018

Joyce Ho, Osmosis, 2018. Fiber-reinforced polymer. H. 50 3/4 x W. 9 x D. 12 5/8 in. (129 x 23 x 32 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, No Surprises, 2018

Joyce Ho, No Surprises, 2018. Lectern, video player. H. 45 1/4 x W. 17 3/4 x D. 15 1/4 in. (115 x 45 x 39 cm). Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, Dream About Me, 2017

Joyce Ho, Dream About Me, 2017. Fiber-reinforced polymer, pedestal, acrylic. H. 65 x W. 19 x D. 19 in. (165 x 48 x 48 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, Help Is On the Way, 2019

Joyce Ho, Help Is On the Way, 2019. Acrylic on lamp cover. H. 14 3/4 x W. 14 3/4 X D. 2 1/2 in. (37.5 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, Overexposed Memory, 2015

Joyce Ho, Overexposed Memory, 2015. Single-channel high-definition video with sound. Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, Overexposed Memory, 2015

Joyce Ho, Overexposed Memory, 2015. Single-channel high-definition video with sound. Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum
Joyce Ho, A White Corner, 2017

Joyce Ho, A White Corner, 2017. White acrylic paint on light board. Two panels, overall: H. 47 1/4 x W. 23 5/8 x D. 3/4 in. (120 x 60 x 2 cm). Courtesy of TKG+ and the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Location: Asia Society Museum

Joyce Ho’s interdisciplinary practice ranges across painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Her works focus on the daily rituals of life, deconstructing and fragmenting everyday gestures and movements. These artistic projects often envelop the viewer in a familiar yet strange world and destabilize our conventional views and modes of perception.


This series of intimate works render typically familiar and domestic objects unfamiliar, such as a ceiling light that recalls an emergency button and a series of shirts that are neatly folded and stacked. Many of her sculptures and installations, despite their cool and sleek forms, evoke the odd, the humorous, and the uneasy. Employing slight alterations in form, material, and function, Ho challenges our perceptions of how domestic objects shape our relationship to the spaces we inhabit.

An Artist Talk, 2021, was commissioned by Asia Society Museum, New York, for the inaugural Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone.

Supported by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).

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