Rania Ho was born in San Francisco, USA in 1968. A practicing artist, teacher and former member of the Complete Art Experience Project (CAEP), Ho received her Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University and a BA in Theatre Arts from UCLA. Ho currently lives and works in Beijing, China
Exhibitions include: Fountain IX, Meta Gallery, Shanghai; Spam Lab/ Trace Route, Kulturezentrum Pavillion, Hannover (Collaboration with Daniel Ho) (2015); Topophilia, BANK, Shanghai (2014); Infinite Loop, Observation Society, Guangzhou (2014); Steep Trail, St. Andrews Museum, Fife, Scotland (2012); The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (2011); Fountain V, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2011); Playgrounds of Authorship, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, New York (2005); Swell Times, San-Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2010) and Building Code Violations, Long March Space, Beijing (2008). Ho’s work has been exhibited as part of festivals and biennials including: ISEA2006/Zero One Festival, San Jose, California (2006), The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangdong (2005). Recent projects include residencies at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Scotland (2012), Far East Contemporaries, Yokohama (2009), Ssamzie Space, Seoul (2007). Ho is co-founder of Arrow Factory (www.arrowfactory.org.cn) an independently run, alternative, storefront art space in the centre of Beijing.
Rania Ho is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, drawing, installation and performance. She often employs a humorous, unexpected approach to everyday objects and situations in her works. Ho studied interactive design and her work often considers how ‘users’ respond to their surrounding environment. Ho’s works can be seen to resemble games, however they often carry socially critical observations that are produced or reproduced through the performative action of the viewer. Her un-monumental works often employ absurdity as a means of interrogating broader social or cultural concerns.