Dr. Ho Siu Kee obtained both his BA degree in Fine Arts and Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989 and 1990 respectively. He then 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.
Dr. Ho 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. With his outstanding artistic achievement, Dr. Ho was listed as an entry in the World Biographical Dictionary of Artists (Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Die bildenden Kunstlerlexikon aller Zeiten und Volker) published in Germany in 2011.
Dr. Ho’s artistic research focuses on the exploration of human senses and bodily perception. His works appear in the form of performance and self-portraiture and employ various media, such as wearable sculpture, interactive installation, photography and video. The visual presentation materialises and projects the innate personal experience as a means of artistic expression which is intended to make up the connection between the “self”, the “other” and the “world”. Apart from creative practice, he researches traditional handicrafts, particularly the material processes of bamboo crafts in Asia – another perspective of the link between the body and the physical world.
“Body Geometry: Works by Ho, Siu-kee”, Cattle Deport Artist Village, Hong Kong (solo exhibition funded by Burger Collection and Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
“Déjà Disparu”, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong (a piece of work in the exhibition was collected by M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)
“Aureola: Works by Ho, Siu-kee”, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
“Art in Use: Sculptural Objects”, Hong Kong Arts Centre
“Gongiu International Art Festival”, Limlip Art Museum,
“Gods Becoming Men”, Frissiras Museum, Athens
“Speed Up”, Swiss Sports Museum, Basel
“49th Venice Biennial” Hong Kong, China Official Exhibition”, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
“Translated Acts” Performance and Body Art from East Asia”,
Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin & Queens Museum of Art, New York
“Inside Out: New Chinese Art”, Asia Society, New York & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Cities on the Move”, Vienna Secession, Austria & Musee d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France & P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
“23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo” (Hong Kong Official Representative) Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
– HO, S. K., Hong Kong Public Sculpture and the Cityscape, in Tong, K.T. ed., Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2013, Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2014, pp. 154-177.
– HO, S. K., Red Lipstick, Bunny the Rabbit, Pinocchio and Flying Temple: Inflatable Sculptures and Cultural Imaginings, invited article in exhibition catalogue, Mobile M+ Inflation!, M+ (Museum Plus), West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Apr 2013, book C, pp. 52-55, pp. 74-79.
– HO, S. K., 知覺的身體與被知覺的世界──當代藝術的身體話語 (The Perceiving Body and the Perceived World – a Discourse on Bodyness in Contemporary Art ), Twenty-First Century #124, Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Apr 2011, pp 92-96, 100.
– 何兆基，別人的想像，自己的觀照: 香港藝術在威尼斯，台北：今藝術，第210期，2010年3月，頁130-133。
– 杭間、何兆基，傳統工藝的承傳與發展 – 杭間與何兆基對談，杭間編著《原鄉‧設計》，重慶：重慶大學出版社，2009年1月，頁117-120。
– HO, S. K. The Constrained Body, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, July 2010, pp172 (funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
- Member of Royal British Society of Sculptors MRBS, London, since 2012
- Bellagio Residency Program, Rockefeller Foundation (Artist Residency in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, 2015)
- Featured in the World Biographical Dictionary of Artists (Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Die bildenden Kunstlerlexikon aller Zeiten und Volker) , Vol.73, Germany, 2011
- Civitella Ranieri Fellowship (Artist Residency in the Civitella Ranieri Center, Italy, 2003)
- Starr Foundation Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council, New York (Research Trip and Residency in five cities of the United States, 2002)
- Fellowship for Artistic Development, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (received HK$100,000 in fellowship awards, 1996)
The “Bodily Perception in Artistic Practice” and the “Bodyscape” are courses within the “Body as Interface” cluster of the BA Visual Arts programme. These two courses cross-supplement each other in the sense that “Bodyscape” sees the body (form) as an object to be perceived while the “Bodily Perception in Artistic Practice” sees the body as a subject with which to perceive the surroundings.