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1984 Born in Taipei, Taiwan.

Visual artist specializes in contemporary ceramics art, with earlier artistic development in contemporary jewellery and object art. 

STATEMENT


Ming-Miao Ko's works interrogate sexualisation, reproduction, and objectification in the anthropocentric world. Her fluid, non-binary approach obscures the biological and artificial borders of the body between the natural and cultural aspects. She interacts between radical thinking and careful making processes by using fragile and delicate porcelain material to express the subtleties. Accordingly, she plays similarities and reinterprets metaphors from the given meanings, symbols, shapes, and associations of nature, daily life, and human body parts to fabricate transformed hybrids. The entanglements of the human body and non-human elements express her relational imagination of the all-things-connected assemblage of vital cycles. Moreover, her pieces not only reflect the fragility but also imply variable meanings of the biosocial complexities of the body, which create an uncanny surrealistic symbiosis that intrigues the viewers' curious wonder.

EDUCATION

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

2018: Master's degree: Master of Culture and Arts in the Master's Degree Programme 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 

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

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

AWARD & HONOURS

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: Seleted by "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

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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