Terence Koh

Canada 1977

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art


Terence Koh
Terence Koh
December 28, 2014

Terence Koh is a Canadian artist born in 1977 in Beijing, China. He was raised in Mississauga, Ontario. Koh received his Bachelor’s degree from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver.

Koh creates handmade books and zines, prints, photographs, sculptures, performances, and installations. He has also worked under the alias asianpunkboy, though it appears that name has been retired as of 2009. In 2008, he was listed in Out magazine’s Out 100 People of the Year. In the tradition of Piero Manzoni, Koh has gold-plated and sold his own feces for a total of $500,000.00 to collectors. In 2008 he created the Terence Koh Show on YouTube, in which visitors to his home, are either interviewed by Koh, or interview Koh themselves. Each show is usually not more than a few minutes in length. Some episodes are more abstract, such as when he plays the video forward but edits the sound to play backwards. Notable guests have included Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and most recently, Lady Gaga. In the clip with Lady Gaga titled 88 pearls, Koh counts a bowl of pearls with Lady Gaga, who is wearing a costume inspired by Koh’s sculpture from his project Boy By The Sea. Koh’s affiliation with the pop star began at the 2010 Grammys, where Lady Gaga performed on a piano designed by Koh specifically for the occasion. In Nothingtoodoo, his first solo show at the Mary Boone Gallery, Koh, “dressed in white pajamalike clothes, slowly circles a beautiful cone-shaped pile of rocky solar salt, 8 feet high and 24 feet across, on his knees.”

Terence Koh was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2008. He has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. Koh’s work has been the subject of several major solo exhibitions including Love for Eternity, a mid-career retrospective at MUSAC in Leon, Spain, Captain Buddha, at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, Dirty Blind God, at de Pury & Luxembourg, in Zurich, Switzerland and Terence Koh at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Terence Koh lives and works in New York City.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015A man walks into a bar. . . .Me Collectors Room Berlin, BerlinGroup
2014A Spectacle and Nothing StrangeWil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Vancouver, BCGroup
2014Beyond melancholiaSammlung Reinking, Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg | 1 - Museum für Völkerkunde, HamburgGroup
2014Existenzielle BildweltenSammlung Reinking - Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst,BremenGroup
2014Post 9-11OHWOW Miami, Miami, FLGroup
2013I Look To You And I See NothingSharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, SharjahGroup
2013(Con)TextSharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NHGroup
2013The Temptation of AA BronsonWitte de With Center for Contemporary Art, RotterdamGroup
2013Una Posibilidad De Escape Para Asaltar El Estudio De La Realidad Y Volver A Grabar El UniversoEspai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló - EACC, Castellon de la PlanaGroup
2013Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángelCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2013Three InstallationsSean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Yes pleasedThe Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NYSolo
2012Wonderful – Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht CollectionMe Collectors Room Berlin,BerlinGroup
2012The Art Of The JokeV1 Gallery, CopenhagenGroup
2012Memories of the future, The Olbricht CollectionLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2012Portrait Of A GenerationGallery Steinsland Berliner, StockholmGroup
2012The Forgotten Bar Project : The Garden Of EdenPalais de Tokyo, ParisGroup
2012Portrait of a GenerationThe Hole NYC, New York City, NYGroup
2012WunderKunsthalle Krems, KremsGroup
2012FG.FTEnvoy enterprises, New York City, NYGroup
2012Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. StrongererBrucennial, New York City, NYGroup
2011AdansoniasGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, SalzburgSolo
2011Terence KohMary Boone Gallery - 541 West 24 Street, New York City, NYSolo
2011Terence Koh Single ShowMary Boone Gallery - 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NYSolo
2011Sociétés secrètes - Savoir, oser, vouloir, garder le silenceCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain,BordeauxGroup
2011mémoires du futur - la collection OlbrichtLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2011In the Name of the ArtistsAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloGroup
2011Wunder - Kunst, Wissenschaft Und Religion Vom 4. Jahrhundert Bis Zur GegenwartDeichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2011Nothing in the World But YouthTurner Contemporary, Margate, KentGroup
2011Post 9-11OHWOW, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2011ENTROPIA - PhilaraSammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, DusseldorfGroup
2011GeheimgesellschaftenSchirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2011East Ex EastBrand New Gallery, MilanGroup
2011Light - Part IIGalerie Gabriel Rolt, AmsterdamGroup
2011Thirty are better than oneGalerie Tanit, MunichGroup
2011Sympathy for the DevilVanhaerents Art Collection, BrusselsGroup
2011New York MinuteGarage Museum of Contemporary Art, MoscowGroup
2011Taking Pleasure for a RideHessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NYGroup
2011Light - Part IParadise Row, LondonGroup
2010The Dandie’s BallRitter, Zamet, LondonGroup
2010BigMinis - Fetishes of CrisisCAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, BordeauxGroup
2010FatherGaleria Mendes Wood, São PauloGroup
2010Cabin Fever - Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital ArtsWinnipeg, ManitobaGroup
2010RoundaboutWellington City Gallery, WellingtonGroup
2010MisericordiaPrism, West Hollywood, CAGroup
2010México : esperado inesperadoB.P.S.22 - Espace de Création Contemporaine, CharleroiGroup
20105x5Castelló10. Premi Internacional d'Art Contemporani Diputació de CastellóEspai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló - EACC, Castellon de la PlanaGroup
2010InspiredSteven Kasher Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di CarraraBiennale di Sculture di Carrara, CarraraGroup
2010DRAW - Muestra de dibujo contemporáneoMuseo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico CityGroup
2010Draw: Mexico CityAbarrotera Mexicana, GuadalajaraGroup
2010Alpha OmegaDeste Foundation for Contemporary Art, AthensGroup
2010Roundtrip: Beijing –New York Now Selections From The Domus Collection UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2010Best of WonderlandWAS - Wonderland Art Space, CopenhagenGroup
2010Julia Stoschek Collection - I want to see how you seeDeichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2010Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou CollectionNew Museum of Contemporary Art,New York City, NYGroup
2010The Library of Babel In and Out of PlaceZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2010SUPERNATURE - An Exercise in LoadsAMP, AthensGroup
2010Defending Our Values (Lightbox The Module)Kunstraum Innsbruck, InnsbruckGroup
2009Terence Koh - AdansoniasGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2009Terence KohPeres Projects, BerlinSolo
2009Defending our Values - (Lightbox The Module)  CCA Andratx, AndratxGroup
2009LitPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2009Degeneration RegenerationMarina Abramovic Institute WEST (MAI West), San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Mexico: Expected Unexpected. Collection Isabel and Agustín CoppelStedelijk Museum Schiedam, SchiedamGroup
2009Performa 09Performa, New York City, NYGroup
2009Unnatural RubberThe Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PAGroup
2009The Embassy is dead. Long liveThe Embassy!Alexander Dellal´s 20 Projects, LondonGroup
2009Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed MatterMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2009New York Minute: 60 Artisti della scena newyorcheseMACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future),RomeGroup
2009A Tribute To Ron WarrenMary Boone Gallery - 541 West 24 Street, New York City, NYGroup
2009T-Tris : Un jeu de construction entre les collections de la Province de Hainaut, du Muhka et du MudamB.P.S.22 - Espace de Création Contemporaine, CharleroiGroup
2009The ShopJessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Esquire's Singular SuitSomerset House, LondonGroup
2009LYST - OvergadenInstitut for Samtidskunst, CopenhagenGroup
2009Mexico: Expected UnexpectedTEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de TenerifeGroup
2009Marina Abramović Presents…Whitworth Art Gallery, ManchesterGroup
2009LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter Badischer Kunstverein, KarlsruheGroup
2009MinneapolisPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009StardustFundament Foundation, TilburgGroup
2009Story Without a Name, curated by Blair TaylorPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2009Political MinimalMs2 – Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, LodzGroup
200953nd International Art Exhibition Venice BiennaleBiennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, VeniceGroup
2009Love Will Tear Us ApartVenetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009La nada y el serGaleria Jumex, Mexico CityGroup
2009Objects of DesireAnna Kustera Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009Mike Kelley Terence Koh Jeff KoonsMary Boone Gallery - 541 West 24 Street, New York City, NYGroup
2009privat - Wuppertaler Sammler der GegenwartVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2009Get a RopeBryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
2009The Porn IdentityKunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaGroup
2009IMAGINE, THERE: Three Contemporary MythologiesA Space Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2009Group ShowGalería Casado Santapau, MadridGroup
2008Terence Koh Solo ExhibitMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonSolo
2008Terence Koh SoloSchirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtSolo
2008The whole familyPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CASolo
2008Terence Koh: Dirty Blind GodDe Pury & Luxembourg, ZurichSolo
2008Political Minimal - Kunst-Werke BerlinKW Institute for Contemporary Art , BerlinGroup
2008The Temptation to ExistYvon Lambert, LondonGroup
2008Collection Agustín et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected UnexpectedLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2008Number Two: FragileJulia Stoschek Collection, DusseldorfGroup
2008Manifesto MarathonSerpentine Gallery, LondonGroup
2008Materialized: New American Video and…Bergen Kunsthall, BergenGroup
2008HUNTINGStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2008Yokohama TriennaleTime Crevasse - Yokohama Triennale, YokohamaGroup
2008Busan BiennaleThe Busan Biennale, BusanGroup
2008Boys Of SummerThe Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NYGroup
2008Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in artMART - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, RoveretoGroup
2008Meet Me Around the Corner - Works from the Astrup Fearnley CollectionAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, OsloGroup
2008SgozzataPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2008Gravity. Colección Ernesto Esposito ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art,Vitoria-Gasteiz Group
2008Read my LipsPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2008AA Bronson School for Young ShamansJohn Connelly Presents (JCP), New York City, NYGroup
2007Terence KohDe Pury & Luxembourg, ZurichSolo
2007Terence KohWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYSolo
2007New York States of MindQueens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NYGroup
2007Season's GreetingsDe Pury & Luxembourg, ZurichGroup
2007USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi GalleryThe State Hermitage Museum, St. PetersburgGroup
2007USA Today The Saatchi Gallery, London Group
2007Blame CanadaPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2007When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build ForeverBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,GatesheadGroup
2007Refugees of Group SelectionFranklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
20071st Athens BiennialAthens Biennial, AthensGroup
2007BODYPOLITCXWitte de With Center for Contemporary Art, RotterdamGroup
2007Beyond the ZeroPeres Projects, BerlinGroup
2007Unholy TruthsInitial Access Frank Cohen Collection, WolverhamptonGroup
2007EffigiesStuart Shave, Modern Art, LondonGroup
2007Fractured Figure - Works from the Dakis Joannou CollectionDeste Foundation for Contemporary Art, AthensGroup
2007Weather Report. Cambio climático y artes visualesCentro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM),Las Palmas de Gran CanariaGroup
2007Out of ArtKunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel, BienneGroup
2007ReverenceHVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NYGroup
2007zwischen zwei toden between two deathsZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2007AA Bronson - SEX plus DEATH (with a collaboration with Terence Koh)Galerie Frédéric Giroux,ParisGroup
2007How much longerBelkin Satellite, Vancouver, BCGroup
2007Time DifferenceInitial Access Frank Cohen Collection, WolverhamptonGroup
2007Absent Without LeaveVictoria Miro Gallery, LondonGroup
2006The Gold Standard MoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2006"Draw" TourFuse Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006USA TodayRoyal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2006Kamp K48John Connelly Presents (JCP), New York City, NYGroup
2006Cosmic WonderYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006War on 45 My Mirrors are Painted Black (for You)Bortolami, New York City, NYGroup
2006PeopleMuseo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, NaplesGroup
2006Group Show: A Lover's DiscoursePeres Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006DARKMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
2005Mein Tod Mein TodPeres Projects, BerlinSolo
2005Terence Koh - Gone, yet stillWiener Secession, ViennaSolo
2005Blankness is not a VoidStandard (Oslo), OsloGroup
2005The Zine UnBound - Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic HippiesYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Artists´ Books, revisitedArt Metropole, Toronto, ONGroup
2005AboutEnvoy enterprises, New York City, NYGroup
2005Log CabinArtists Space, New York City, NYGroup
2004Dedicated to a PropositionExtra City Kunsthal, AntwerpGroup
2004Evidence of Thirty YearsArt Metropole, Toronto, ONGroup
2004Harlem Postcards Fall 2004The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NYGroup
2004The Sixth Annual Altoids - Curiously Strong CollectionArthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, TXGroup
20042004 Whitney Biennial ExhibitionWhitney Biennial, New York City, NYGroup
2004such things I do just to make myself more attractive to youPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003AsianpunkboyPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CASolo
2003Group Show: HOVERINGPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003DL: The “Down Low” in Contemporary ArtLongwood Arts Project, New York City, NYGroup
2003Game overAndreas Grimm - München, MunichGroup
2003RetreatPeres Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Group Show: RetreatPeres Project, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Todays manJohn Connelly Presents (JCP), New York City, NYGroup
2003Mixer 03Moniquemeloche, Chicago, ILGroup