Terence Koh is a conceptual artist who translates his ideas through a wide variety of media and by synthesizing different art forms. From sculptural installations to theatrical performances, he explores a broad range of subjects such as identity, sexuality, politics, and the natural world. The work often stems from opposing themes: life and death, purity and perversion, beauty and repulsion, chaos and order. Ritualistic in its production and evocative in its final presentation, Koh’s work expands the discourse on conceptual art.
Terence Koh was born in Beijing, China and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He received his BA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Koh’s work has shown at institutions internationally, the subject of solo exhibitions at Schim Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2011); MUSAC, León, Spain (2008); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2006); and the Vienna Secession, Austria (2005). His work has also shown at Tate Modern, London, UK; MoMA PS1, Queens, NY; The Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; and The New Museum, New York, NY. Koh is included in many notable collections, such as the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MUSAC, León; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.