Terence Koh


Artist Terence Koh works in a variety of media, including performance, sculpture, books, zines, Web sites and photography. Throughout the artist’s career, references to punk culture, homosexuality and adolescence have been offered through a very personal vocabulary. The artist often focuses on ephemeral materials, employing tactile and sensuous qualities to many appropriated images and objects. For the sculpture called “These Decades that We never Sleep, black drums,” Koh covers a drum kit with paint, ropes, insect parts and his own bodily fluid. Similar materials were used to create a full boudoir chandelier. Terence Koh graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art in Vancouver. Since 2003, he has exhibited with Peres Projects in Los Angeles and Berlin four times, and, in 2006, he exhibited at the Kunsthalle Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland. Koh is currently exhibiting with the Whitney Museum in New York City through May, which is his first major U.S. solo museum exhibition.