Ming-Miao Ko   

Born in Taipei, TAIWAN.

Currently lives, works and studies in Belgium.

Ming-Miao Ko is a visual artist who mainly specializes in contemporary ceramics, object and jewellery art. 

Her work is characterized by a fluid, non-binary approach that obscures the borders between the body and object, human and non-human, nature and culture, sexuality and gender. In her work, she illustrates the beautiful ambiguities hidden inside her concepts. She casts things from daily life, from nature, from the body to compose her artworks by connecting, deconstructing, and reconstructing the elements that link to her ideas. She creates a new world of twisting metaphors and (re)inventing symbols of the body from her wondering and curiosity.

 

From the interaction of cautious making and radical thinking, a surrealistic world grows, which triggers the viewers' wonder and imagination.

EDUCATION

2018- Master study at Ceramic studio of Fine Arts department, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, BELGIUM.

2018: Master's degree in Fine Arts (specialized in Contemporary Jewellery and Stone Carving), 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 & AWARD

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

Erasmus grant of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

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

 

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

Coming Exhibition (selected exhibition): VISIONS – The thematic exhibition of CAA

April - May 2022: Centre Culturel d’Andenne, rue de la Papeterie, 2A, 5300 Andenne

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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