Szu-Han Ho’s work in performance, sound, and installation explores the interwoven relationship between bodies and sites of memory. She frequently approaches this through diverse modes of collaboration, such as collective action, structured improvisation, and group composition. Recent projects include “MIGRANT SONGS,” a choral performance art piece incorporating stories and songs of human and nonhuman migration; “BORDER TO BAGHDAD,” an exchange between artists from the US-Mexico border and Baghdad, Iraq; and “Shelter in Place,” a sculptural installation and performance inspired by her family’s history in Taiwan.
Szu-Han is a recipient of a 2019 Art Matters Grant. After receiving a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, she launched a six-year collaborative project in art installation, speculative proposals, performance, and agricultural experimentation on a 250-acre site in West Texas. She received an MA in Visual and Critical Studies and an MFA in Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Szu-Han lives and works in Albuquerque, NM and is currently an associate professor in Art & Ecology in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico.