Kao Jun-honn: Breathe Residency
21 February – 9 April 2014
Open Studio 11 – 14 April 2014
Kao Jun-Honn is a Taiwanese artist born in Taipei City, 1973. Kao’s work combines detailed and site specific drawings with body/ performance art and video work. Kao talks about his school days; how he often cut class and started painting enthusiastically, ultimately going on to study fine art at the National Taiwan College of Arts. During his time there, he stopped painting and started to exploring new mediums, often using himself as the subject/ object of performance and video work. The artist uses a complex combination of media to create full bodies of work, and any project he takes on responds to the people or environment he encounters, often working with local participants to realise the work. Kao Jun-Honn is one of the most interesting artists to explore socially engaged practice in Taiwan. For this first ever international residency exchange programme with Taipei Contemporary Art Centre, we were delighted to invite Kao Jun-Honn to our centre, to delve into the past and future of Manchester, and explore its relationship with his home town of Taipei.
Kao Jun-honn, Dual 1984, 2014