1984  Born in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Lives, works and studies in Belgium.

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

Her artworks are characterized by a fluid, non-binary approach that obscures the borders between the body and object, human and non-human, sexuality and reproduction, which is deriving from the contrast vision and relationship of natural and artificial, biological and cultural, gender and sex to question the sexualization, objectification and dehumanization. The sexed body is both naturally and culturally structured and constructed, which is deeply meaningful and variable, also fragile but powerful.

 

She plays similarities and reinvents metaphors between the existed given meanings, symbols, shapes, and associations by casts of things from daily life (tube, screw, teapot, handle, dildo), from nature (egg, shell, seed, fish, …), and from the human body parts (male and female genitalia, ear, nipple, belly bottom, …). She reinterprets those elements which are referring to sex, gender, reproduction, birth, birth control and sensuality to reconstruct her artworks by connecting different parts that link to her ideas and imagination of transforming hybridity. By interacting between the radical thinking and cautious making processes as an ongoing questioning about the (re)presentation, evolution and the meaning of 'the body', she creates an uncanny surrealistic symbiosis by using the delicate and fragile porcelain material to interpret the nuances of recreating meanings that hidden in details between being and becoming that 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: 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

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.

2021: Nominated by the Wanatoe jury to 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.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 VISIONS – The thematic exhibition of Ceramic Art Andenne (CAA)

 April - May 2022: Centre Culturel d’Andenne, Andenne, BELGIUM.

 KORU 7 - The 7th International Finnish Contemporary Jewellery Triennial Expo

 October 2021: South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta, FINLAND.

EXHIBITIONS

* Coming Exhibition (Selected exhibition):

   VISIONS – The thematic exhibition of Ceramic Art Andenne (CAA)

   April - May 2022: Centre Culturel d’Andenne, Andenne, BELGIUM.

* Coming Exhibition (Selected exhibition):

   KORU 7 - The 7th International Finnish Contemporary Jewellery Triennial Expo

   October 2021: South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta, FINLAND.

 

25 - 27 June:  EXcITed/21MAD-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.