Michael Ho (b.1991) is a multi-disciplinary artist, predominantly working with painting and film. Deriving from his background as an Asian immigrant in the Western context, his painting practice adopts a specific technique, in which Ho begins with pushing paint from the verso of the canvas and superimposing images on the recto. Such a laborious process serves as a parallel to his quest for duality, where elements of cultural mismatch and conflicts of identity and assimilation often convene. With a violet colour palette obscuring the concept of time, the paintings construct a fictional space of liminality, further problematizing the mythical prospects of history inundated with ambiguity and ambivalence.
Michael Ho lives and works in London. He received his Diploma from the Architectural Associastion in 2019 and had his first solo presentation as part of Intra-Action at Soft Opening, London, UK, 2021. Other solo exhibitions include Tryst, Gallery Vacancy, Frieze, London 2022 and Kūnlún, at V.O Curations, London, 2021. Ho is currently included in Hollow Earth: Art, Caves & The Subterranean Imaginary, a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition, developed in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary and in collaboration with Glucksman, Cork and RAMM, Exeter.
Selected Group Exhibitions include Hollow Earth, Hayward Gallery touring exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK,(2022), Soy Dreams of Milk, Blindspot, Hong Kong (2022); The Nixon Collection, Vortex, Venice, IT (2022); Virile, The House of St Barnabas, London, UK (2022); Current Transmissions, ICA, London, UK (2022); Self-Dismiss, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, CN (2022); SALON, Guts Gallery, London, UK (2022); Lo otro maravilloso, Intersticio, Madrid, ES (2021); Art021, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, CN (2021); Circa x Dazed Class of 2021, Piccadilly Lights, London, UK (2021); Nature/Nurture, Aora, Online (2021);
Selected press and interviews include El Pais; Art Verge; Art Viewer; Hero Magazine; Dazed; AnOther Magazine; Editorial Magazine