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Ho Rui An

Residency Period
Jul-Sep 2021

Based in Singapore, Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. Working primarily across the mediums of lecture, essay and film, he probes into the ways by which images are produced, circulate and disappear within contexts of globalism and governance. He has presented projects at the Bangkok Art Biennale (2020), Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris (2020) , Asian Art Biennial (2019), Gwangju Biennale (2018), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2018), Jakarta Biennale (2017), Sharjah Biennial (2017), Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2017), Para Site, Hong Kong (2015) and Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014). In 2019, he was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany. In 2018, he was a fellow of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm.

During his residency, he will be researching the shifting relations between labour, capital and technology by examining a hundred-year history of the development of the textile industry and its many afterlives within the Greater China region.

Image courtesy: Ho Rui An Photo: Eike Walkenhorst

Selected Solo Exhibitions

The Economy Enters the People, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Thailand

The Ends of a Long Boom, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria

Look East Gone West, A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sun, Sweat, Skirt, Fan, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

Future Generation Art Prize 2021, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
Illiberal Arts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Stories Across Rising Lands, Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia
Intermingling Flux, Guangzhou Image Triennial, China

Escape Routes, Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand
Who is Gazing?, Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris, France
Solidarity Spores, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia


The Breathing of Maps, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan
Trade Markings, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Imagined Borders, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
Take Me (I’m Yours), Villa Médicis –Académie de France à Rome, Italy

JIWA, Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia
Tamawuj, Sharjah BiennialAct II, Beirut, Lebanon
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, The National Art Center, Tokyo, and Mori Art Museum, Japan

Fellowships and Residencies

DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Germany

Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Theaterformen, Braunschweig, Germany

LUMA/Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland

Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition


Special Arrangement

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