Overview

Annamarie Ho’s practice examines a diverse range of subjects, all of which are products of capitalist consumer culture. Her investigations of the commercialisation of desire and gendered hegemony in popular culture and the art-historical canon are intertwined with the formal compositional elements of each work.


In the body of work Tute, she mines the system of sponsorship and design of Formula One racing suits, resulting in “paintings” that are reduced to sewn fabric and logo-less patches. Their minimal compositions, however, are still evocative of advertising’s seductive qualities and the spectacle of Formula One. Limited to flat fields of color, these works also allude to hard-edge abstraction.

 

Home Depot Paintings is a series of ceramic pieces that transform everyday objects found in hardware stores, such as vents and pegboards, which are mass produced for the middle-class and lower-income market. The works are colourfully-glazed and installed on the wall as ‘painting’ —historically the most privileged form of art. By re-appropriating mundane objects, the series encourages the viewer to re-consider the source material and its representation.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Annamarie Ho was born in 1980 in San Diego, California and now lives and works in Milan, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland.

 

EDUCATION
2005  

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

2003 

BA, University of California at Berkeley

 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 'Box Box', Cadogan SOLO, Milan, Italy
2023-24 Gucci Art Programme, Via Montenapoleone, Milan, Italy
2021   'Suit and Fan', Plymouth Rock, Zürich, Switzerland

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

'Soft Guidance', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK

2022 

'Paint-by-Numbers', curated by Gianni Jetzer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2020  Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2023  Freiraumbeitrag Kanton Zürich
2021 Arbeitsstipendium Stadt Zürich
2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2010 Creative Time and Queens Museum of Art Open Door Finalist
2009 Frieze Foundation Cartier Award Finalist
2008 Madrid Abierto Grant
2006 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship Program Grant

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