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1984 Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan; based in Belgium since 2018, now lives and works in Antwerp.

 

STATEMENT

Ko's practice is focused on the 'fluidity' between corporeality and meaning-making, heading toward a non-dichotomous approach that obscures the borders between binary sexed body and object, human and non-human, sexuality and reproduction. In doing so, her creative process derives from the entangled relations of natural and artificial, biological and cultural, questioning sexualisation, objectification, and dehumanisation in the anthropocentric world. The subtle details of her artwork and the concept of the body can also be traced from her study background in contemporary jewellery art.

In her works, she plays similarities and reinvents metaphors between the given meanings, symbols, shapes, and associations from nature, daily life, and the human body parts. She reinterprets those elements that refer to gender fluidity, genesis, erotic power and sensuality to generate her artworks as dynamic transforming hybridities. Moreover, she expects to evoke the viewers' relational thoughts of the interconnected bodies of humans and non-humans, which interprets the all-things-connected assemblage of various vital cycles. Accordingly, her works illustrate an uncanny surrealistic symbiosis by delicate porcelain to imply the fragile status of the body between being and becoming to intrigue the viewers' wonder.

                               

EDUCATION

2021: Master's degree at Ceramic studio of Fine Arts department, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, BELGIUM.

2018: Master's degree in Culture and Arts of Fine Arts department (specialised in Contemporary Jewellery Art and Contemporary Arts in Cultural Studies), Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, FINLAND.

2013: B.F.A degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Department of Crafts & Design, National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA), New Taipei City, TAIWAN.

2007 – 2009: Bachelor in Department of Geography, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, TAIWAN.

TRAINING 

2012: Completing Jewellery Making Training, Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training Institution, Keelung, TAIWAN.

2012: Certificated Level C technician of jewellery processing license, TAIWAN.

AWARD & HONOURS

2024: Art Prize Laureate of "Ceramic Brussels Art Fair 2024"

2023:  3rd Prize "XVI INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNIAL 2023"

Museum of Aveiro/Santa Joana, Aveiro, PORTUGAL.

2023: Selected for the "Young European Ceramics Competition", "La Biennale de la Jeune Céramique Européenne"

Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie: Capitale de la Céramique, FRANCE. 

https://capitale-ceramique.com/fr/concours-jeune-ceramique/

2023:  Selected for the artist for the month, "Kunstenaar Van De Maand, Jan, 2023"

Zebrastraat (Zebra Culture), BELGIUM.

2022: Selected artist for the "XXI  INTERNATIONAL BONE CHINA SYMPOSIUM"

Vilnius Academy of Arts (Kaunas faculty), Kaunas, LITHUANIA.

2022: Jury Mention Prize Ceramic Art Andenne 2022

A remporté la Mention du Jury 2022, Andenne, BELGIUM.

http://en.ceramicartandenne.be/project/prizes-ceramic-art-andenne/ 

2021: Selected for the “Majolika Award for Contemporary Ceramic Art”

Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe - IKONE 2021 

Staatliche Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe gGmbH Galerie, Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

2021: Seleted for "The 25 best graduation projects of 2021-- the design talent of tomorrow"

(De 25 beste afstudeerprojecten van 2021: het designtalent van morgen) by Flanders DC, BELGIUM.

https://www.flandersdc.be/nl/magazine/afstudeerprojecten-design-2021

2021: Selected by the Wanatoe jury for the Wanatoe Prize 2021  (Wanatoeprijs 2021) of Limburg, BELGIUM.

2012: First Prize of Graduated show competition, Northern Training Center, Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training Institution, Keelung, TAIWAN.

ACTIVITIES / EXPOS

4 May–15 June 2024: SYMBIOSIS,  

Valcke Art Gallery, Ghent, BELGIUM.

 

24–28 Jan 2024: "Ceramic Brussels 2024 Art Fair"

Tour & Taxis Brussels, BELGIUM.

28 Oct 2023–28 Jan 2024: "XVI INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNIAL 2023",

Museum of Aveiro/Santa Joana, Aveiro, PORTUGAL.

10 Nov--15 Dec 2023: MÉTAMORPHOSE DE LA VIGNE, group expo

Galerie L’INVENTAIRE, Liège, BELGIUM

19—22 Oct 2023: BA&DF (Belgian Art & Design Fair),

Brusselsesteenweg 602 – 9050 Gentbrugge, Ghent, BELGIUM.

14 Jul–15 Aug 2023: Young European Ceramics Competition, <<La Biennale de la Jeune Céramique Européenne>>

Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie: Capitale de la Céramique, FRANCE. 

5 – 29 Jan 2023: Showcase #01  2023, Kunstenaar Van De Maand 2023 

Zebrastraat (Zebra Culture), Zebrastraat 32/001, 9000 Ghent, BELGIUM.

9 Dec 2022 – 15 Jan 2023: "Porceliano Miestas"  (Porcelain City)

Panevėžio miesto dailės galerija (Panevezys Civic Art Gallery), Panevėžys, LITHUANIA.

29 Sep – 22 Oct 2022: "Porceliano Miestas" (Porcelain City), 

Kauno centrinis paštas (Kaunas Central Post Office), Kaunas, LITHUANIA.

1 – 18 Aug 2022: "XXI  INTERNATIONAL BONE CHINA SYMPOSIUM"

Vilnius Academy of Arts (Kaunas faculty), Kaunas, LITHUANIA.

14 May – 12 June 2022: "VISIONS" – The thematic exhibition of Ceramic Art Andenne (CAA)

Centre Culturel d’Andenne, Andenne, BELGIUM.

30 Oct 2021 – 13 Mar 2022: "KORU 7"—The 7th International Finnish Contemporary Jewellery Triennial Expo

South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta, FINLAND.

Oct 2021 – Jan 2022: "Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe - IKONE 2021"  (Majolika Award for Contemporary Ceramic Art)

Staatliche Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe gGmbH Galerie und Verkauf Ahaweg 6-8, 76131 Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

25 – 27 Jun 2021:  "EXcITed/21", MAD-Gallery, PXL-MAD School of Art, Hasselt, BELGIUM.

15 – 4 Mar 2021: "There's No Place Like Home", PXL MAD GEBOUW G TENTOONSTELLINGSRUIMTE, PXL MAD Vrije Kunsten, Hasselt, BELGIUM.

25 – 30 Jun 2019: "Onkruid Vergaat NIET", Gym, PXL MAD Vrije Kunsten, Hasselt, BELGIUM.

21 Mar – 5 Apr 2018: "Mos" (Masters of Saimaa), Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), Helsinki, FINLAND.

 

10 Oct 2016: "KORUN PÄIVÄ" (Day of Jewellery) show, K-Citymarket Imatra, FINLAND.

11 – 22 Jan 2016: “POP l’atelier Bijou, ENSA Limoges”, Ranska, FRANCE.

25 – 30 Jun 2013: “Department of Crafts & Design” graduation show, group exhibition, International Exhibition Hall, National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, TAIWAN.

19 – 24 Jun 2012: Graduation show, Northern Training Center, Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training, Keelung, TAIWAN.

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