Ho Tzu Nyen

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The Cloud of Unknowing , 2011-12 4 Channel Video Sound Installation Approx.15 Min., Hd © Courtesy of the artist & Mori Art Museum
Ho Tzu Nyen
Curated by: Tsubaki Reiko

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (53F)
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
February 4th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Opening: February 4th, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Every day except Tuesdays: 10:00-22:00 Tuesdays: 10:00-17:00 Admission until 30 minutes before closing


Based in Singapore, Ho Tzu Nyen presents his works throughout the world—in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, and more—and he has gained prominence at numerous international Biennale and international film festivals. Ho participated in the 2011 Venice Biennale as a representative of Singapore, exhibiting his new work The Cloud of Unknowing (2011 - 2012), which was the talk of the town. Ho reveals the imaginary that lies dormant as shared memory in historical fact and reality. His expression spans myriad planes, working mainly with video in installations, theatre, participatory projects, improvisational collaboration with musicians, and more. Ho has recently been exploring the relationship between image and sound in particular, and by exhibiting The Cloud of Unknowing anew as a four channel video sound installation at this first solo exhibition in Japan, he aims to have the audience experience changes of space in the story caused by synergies of the video and sound. His Bohemian Rhapsody (2006), and Newton (2009) are also exhibited. His poetic and theatrical world presents the lessons and philosophy comprised by history and legends, and it offers the opportunity to consider what reality is.

Photo:Ho Tzu Nyen
Amos Wong
Ho Tzu Nyen

Born in Singapore in 1976, Ho Tzu Nyen graduated School of Creative Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and obtained a Master of Art degree from Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore.
His works were exhibited at major exhibitions such as the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale (2004), the 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2005), the 1st Singapore Biennale (2006), the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2009), the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2011), and Asian Art Biennale (2011). His works exhibited at major international movie festivals include the 11th Hong Kong International Film Festival (2004), the 41st Director’ s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival (2009), the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2009), the 39th Rotterdam International Film Festival (2010), the 64th Locardo International Film Festival (2011), and the Sundance Film Festival (2012).