Snow Black, 2007
Plaster cast of artist's body, nylon, wax, hermetically sealed Plexiglas box, crushed ants, mold
Unique presentation
53.5 x 200 x 71 cm

artist profile

Terence Koh



lives and works

New York, USA


BA, Emily Carr School of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada, 1997

about the artist

Terence Koh lives and breathes his art that swings unpredictably between diametrically different tropes. Constructing an entire cosmos with each work—manifested in monochrome—his sculptures, performances, and installations subscribe to gothic subcultures, homosexual innuendoes, bodily fluids, decaying kitsch, and conceptual detritus. Relishing in capitalist indulgences and seduced by societal taboos, fraternizing with celebrities and collaborating with fashion designers, Koh has become a veritable “asianpunkboy” (a self-prescribed pseudonym) of the international art world. His varied practice extends to printmaking, photography, painting, and video, and has filled solo exhibitions at venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, USA, and the Kunsthalle Zürich in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a midcareer retrospective held at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in León, Spain. Koh has also featured in many international group exhibitions, mounted at the Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, UK; the New Museum and the MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, USA; the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China; the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Norway; and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK. 


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Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway

Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Tate Collection, UK