Artworks / Writings
Ho, Siu-Kee (b. 1964) obtained his BA degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. After some years of artistic practice in Hong Kong, he furthered his study in U.S.A. and graduated with an MFA degree in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. In 2003, he received his Doctor of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia with the research topic of “Bodily Perception as a Means of Expression in Contemporary Art Practice”. Ho has participated in various prestigious exhibitions worldwide including the 23rd International Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1996 and the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001 as Official Hong Kong Representative. For his outstanding artistic achievement, Ho was included as an entry in the World Biographical Dictionary of Artists (Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Die bildenden Kunstlerlexikon aller Zeiten und Volker) , Vol.73, Germany in 2011 and was awarded the Membership of Royal British Society of Sculptors ARBS, London, UK in 2012.
Most of Ho Siu Kee’s artworks begin with the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. They appear as self-portraitures through the visual presentation of his own body imagery employing different media, such as sculpture, installation, photography and video. The visual presentation materializes and projects the innate personal experience as means of artistic expression which is expected to make up the communication between the “Self” and the “Other”.
何氏曾參與多個國際性展覽，包括代表香港參加第二十三屆聖保羅國際藝術雙年展及第四十九屆威尼斯雙年展，亦曾獲美國亞洲文化協會、意大利Civitella Ranieri Center及香港藝術發展局等機構頒發藝術獎助。何兆基的名字被收錄於德國出版的全球藝術家大辭典Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Die bildenden Kunstlerlexikon aller Zeiten und Volker (2011年第七十三卷) ，於2012年更獲英國皇家雕塑家學會選為會員。何兆基的作品大多以自身的感官知覺開始，並透過不同的視覺媒介如雕塑、裝置、攝影及錄像等以自造像的形式呈現，將個人內在的知覺經驗物質化並向外投射，使之成為可被知覺的藝術表達方式。他認為，自身與他者或能藉此得以溝通。