ABOUT

Born in Xiamen, China, grew up in Hong Kong, Ko Siu Lan holds a Master of Philosophy in Sociology.  She worked as a program manager for community development and philanthropic projects in China until 2007.

Her art installations and performances have been shown internationally in Beijing, Brussels, Bangkok, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, etc.

After completed the Post-graduate Research Program La Seine at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2009, she now lives between Hong Kong and Toronto.

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Education

2009            Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Postgraduate Research Program La Seine
2003            University of Hong Kong, Master of Philosophy 
1999             University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology (Hons)
 

Solo Shows

2012            
- Harmonious Signs China A China B, University of Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia
- Huang Rui + Ko Siu Lan Duo Exhibition, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia                          

2010             
- Don’t Think Too Much, Paris Beijing Gallery, Beijing                                                              

2008            
- Blue Sky and White Clouds Forever, AFIAC, Tarn, France
- Interartion, La Bellone, Brussels

Group Shows

2015            
- Freedom Audit, Curated by Kathleen Soriano, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Art 15 London
- Chai Wan Mei, Public Art Project, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2014            
- Herland, Deutsche Bank 60 Wall Gallery, New York
- Artwalk Extra 2014, Curated by John Batten, Hong Kong
- Tomorrow Sixty-Four, Curated by Kacey Wong, Hong Kong

2013           
- Art Brussels 2013, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Brussels Expo Hall, Brussels 
- Art Paris 2013, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris

2012            
- Harmonious Signs China A China B, University of Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia
- Friction, Uppsala Museum, Sweden
- Huang Rui + Ko Siu Lan Duo Exhibition, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia

2011            
- Love The Future, curated by Kacey Wong, Hong Kong
- RED, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Chai Wan Project Space, Hong Kong
- Exposition Saint-Germain des Prés, Institut Français de Chine, Beijing
- Caochangdi Photospring Festival, curated by Berenice Angremy, Beijing
- In Memory of June Fourth, JCCAC, Hong Kong

2010            
- Le Weekend de Sept Jours, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris 
- Illuminations (After Arthur Rimbaud), LTMH Gallery, New York
- Street Biennale, Sao Paulo
- ActionScript, Asia Art Archive & CCCD, Hong Kong 

2009          
- Women Perform, La Bellone, Brussels
- Open Festival, Open Art Center, Beijing
- Live Action, World Culture Museum, Gotenburg, Sweden
- Infraction, Swedish Cultural Centre, Paris
- From 54 to 64, Jockey Club Creative Centre, Hong Kong
- De Le La, La Salle College of Arts, Singapore         

2008          
- Encounter, Lab +, Murcia, Spain
- The Third Biennale of Architecture, 751 Art District, Beijing
- Open Festival, Open Art Center, Beijing
- Infraction, Sete, France
- Zaz Festival, Performance Art Platform, Israel
- Giswil 08, Luzern, Switzerland
- Navinki Festival, Weld, Stockholm
- Trouble #4, Les Halles de Scheaback, Brussels 
- Undisclosed Territory #4, Solo, Indonesia  

2007            
- Interartion, PétaHertz Studio, Paris 
- Dadao Live Art Festival, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
- EPAF Warsaw, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
- Made in China, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen
- Interakcje, Galaria OFF, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
- Tupada Media and Action Art Festival, Manila                              

2006            
- New Wave, Videotage, Hong Kong
- 14th Performance Art Conference, Blu Space Gallery, Hochimin
- June Art Action, Parasite Art Space, Hong Kong
- Da Dao Live Art, 798 Time Space Gallery, Beijing
- Hermes Ear, Nitrianska Gallery, Slovakia 

2005            
- The Body Project, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
- Macau International Performance Art Festival, Macau Art Museum, Macau
- Pochean Asian Art Biennale, Pochean Art Museum, Korea
- Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Morishita Studio, Tokyo
- Transborder Language, Dashazi International Arts Festival, BTAP Gallery
- Hong Kong On the Move, Parasite Art Space, Hong Kong                   


Forum/ Public Lecture 

2012              Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan, In conversation with Aaron Levy, University of Pennsylvania
2011               In Conversation with Aaron Levy, In Narrow or Wider Context, Slought Foundation
2010              Action Script, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
2010              Artist Talk, University of Rennes
2009             Artist Talk, La Salle College of Art Singapore
2008             Artist Talk, Beaux-Arts, Paris
2008             Performance Art in China, Navinki Festival, Stockholm
2007             Artist Talk, Beaux-Arts, Paris
2006             Future of Performance Art Festival, Asia Art Archive , Hong Kong 
2006             14th Performance Art Conference at Blu Space Gallery, Vietnam                    
2006             Performance Art, a Flash in the Pan? Future Of Imagination, Singapore Art Museum
2005             Asiatopia Southeast Asia Performance Art Symposium, Queens Gallery, Bangkok


Catalogues

2012               Friction 2012, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
2011                Love Your Future, Hong Kong
2010               Illuminations (After Arthur Rimbaud), LTMH Gallery, New York
2010               Don’t Think Too Much, Galerie Paris Beijing
2010               Le Weekend de Sept Jours, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2009              The Third Beijing Biennale of Architecture
2009              India Laseine, Ecole Nationale Superiruer des Beaux-Arts
2009              Asian_ DO(CK)S, Akenaton/Doc(K)S
2008              Interakcje 07
2007              Made in China, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen