Ho Tzu Nyen works primarily in film, video, and performance, and has recently developed environmental multimedia installations. Acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection, Ho’s multichannel video installation, The Cloud of Unknowing (2011), explores the expansive subject of the representation of the cloud. This work incorporates a set of eight vignettes, each centered on a character that stands for the cloud’s appearance in historically significant Western European artworks, as well as in the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming. Ho has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (2010); Artspace, Sydney (2011); and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); and represented Singapore at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Ho has also participated in numerous international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (2012). Ho lives and works in Singapore.
Cat power: Ho Tzu Nyen and his tiger tales Today, April 18, 2014 Two years ago, artist Ho Tzu Nyen unleashed his ferocious and visceral heavy metal spectacle The Song Of The Brokenhearted Tiger. This time around, the eardrum-splitting roar of rage has been replaced by the steady purr of its sequel Ten Thousand Tigers (TTT) under The Esplanade’s The Studios series. More
Clouds of Density: Ho Tzu Nyen ArtAsiaPacific, May-June 2011 Ho Tzu Nyen is a careful and attentive student of neglected histories. In a rambling, expansive essay in Forum on Contemporary Art and Society from 2007, Ho traces the story of “how cats—big and small, wild and domesticated, imagined and real—have been enigmatically woven into the history of Singapore.” More
Tzu Nyen Ho's Head Is in the Clouds Interview Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing by Singaporean filmmaker Tzu Nyen Ho is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. More