Solo Exhibition by
31.8.18 - 6.10.18
Opening: Fri, 31.8.18, 12:00 PM
Chelouche Gallery cordially invites you to the solo exhibition of the Taiwanese artist, Isa Ho. The exhibition follows Isa Ho’s winning the first prize of the prestigious Arte Laguna competition, last March. This exhibition is the result of the collaboration between Nira Itzhaki of Chelouche Gallery and the competition’s initiatives. Itzhaki served in the jury committee which awarded the first prize to the artist. Isa Ho is a well-known established artist in the Taiwanese art world, who has exhibited in museums of art and photography, galleries, and biennales all over the world.
Isa Ho, Ralph Lee, 2017, Pigment Inkjet on Satine, 120X177
The exhibition shows Westbeth Project, a five-year photography project that portrays old artists in their flats, thus blurring the line between artists and their home. They all live in the nonprofit Westbeth housing in the West village, NYC (a place for more than 350 artists). Isa Ho, who studied painting, sees her photographs as realistic; she uses an editing technic which brings them closer to portrait paintings. “For me, a photograph is a platform on which to create a scene, rather than capture a narrative”, says the artist. Her photographs offer a critical approach to art and growing old in a capitalistic society, alongside questions regarding memory and loneliness.
Isa Ho (b. 1977), graduated from Taipei National University of Arts, and has exhibited in museums, biennales and galleries around the world, including:
Double Square Gallery (2017, Taipei, Taiwan), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2014, Taichung) Instituto Cultural de Mexico (2011, Texas, USA), Yes Taiwan-Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2010, Taichung), Sakshi Gallery (2009, Taipei, Taiwan), Kuandu Biennale 2008, Kuandu museum of fine arts (2008, Taipei, Taiwan)