Artist

Ho Tzu Nyen

Born in Singapore, 1976 and lives in Singapore

Ho Tzu Nyen was born in 1976 in Singapore. He earned a BA in Creative Arts from Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (2001), and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore (2007). He lives and works in Singapore, although he is currently an artist-in-residence at the DAAD in Berlin.
Ho works primarily in film, video, and live performances related to historical and philosophical texts and artefacts. He has also recently developed environmental multimedia installations. His works have been shown internationally in museums, galleries, as well as film and performing arts festivals.
Ho has had solo exhibitions in Singapore (Substation Gallery, 2003, and Galerie Michael Janssen, 2013), Adelaide (Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, 2007 and 2010), Sydney (Artspace, 2011), and Tokyo (Mori Art Museum, 2012). He represented Singapore at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Group exhibitions include the 26th Bienal de São Paulo (Brazil, 2004), 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (Japan, 2005), 1st Singapore Biennale (2006), Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves (ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2007), 6th Asia Pacific Triennial (Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 2009), No Soul for Sale (Tate Modern, London, 2010), 5th Auckland Triennial (Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2013), and No Country (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2013).
Some of the film festivals that have presented his work include the 41st Director’s Fortnight— Cannes International Film Festival (2009), the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2009), and the Sundance Film Festival (2012). He was the subject of profile screenings at transmediale 09 (2009), and the 59th Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2013).
His theatrical performances have been staged at the Singapore Arts Festival (2008), the Esplanade Theatre Studios (2007, 2012, 2014), KunstenFestivaldesArts in Brussels (2006 and 2008), the Theater der Welt in Mulheim, Germany (2009), and the Wiener Festwochen (2014).

Exhibitions
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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,...
22 Feb 2013 - 22 May 2013
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Thinking Currents
Thinking Currents will be a signature exhibition within Seattle artfair focusing on new media, video,...
30 Jul 2015 - 02 Aug 2015
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A Luxury We Cannot Afford
A Luxury We Cannot Afford, is an intergenerational explorative essay reflecting on the formation, development,...
19 Sep 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
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The Time is Out of Joint
“The Time is Out of Joint”, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, is the second phase of the exhibition...
12 Mar 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
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Roaring Guardians
Asia Society presents “Roaring Guardians: The Mari- Cha Lion with Asian Traditional and Contemporary...
20 Jan 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
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Ho Tzu Nyen: The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol 1: G for Ghost (writers)
Asia Art Archive presents “The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, Vol 1: G for Ghost (writers)”,...
21 Mar 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
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2 or 3 Tigers
Haus der Kulturen der Welt presents “2 or 3 Tigers”, a group exhibition addressing collective...
21 Apr 2017 - 03 Jul 2017
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Mekong New Mythologies
The Hong Kong Art Centre presents a large transnational group exhibition organised in support of the...
04 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
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Ho Tzu Nyen: The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia Volume 8: R for Rhombicuboctahedron
A plethora of historical references dramatised by musical scores and allegorical lighting make up the...
25 Mar 2019 - 02 May 2019
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An Opera for Animals
“An Opera for Animals” explores the highly contrived and controlled environment under the...
23 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
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Now is the Time
Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition aims at linking global contemporary art with Wuzhen’s distinctive...
31 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
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Ho Tzu Nyen: G for Gong
A joint project of the Edith-Russ-Haus and the Dynamic Archive project at the University of the Arts...
11 Jul 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Art Spaces
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Galleries in Hong Kong