Curator: Nan Capogna
Vancouver artist Germaine Koh explores the aesthetics of home, presenting both real and conceptual models of alternative micro dwellings. Collaborating with Richmond Public Art Program, Koh will construct a new mobile small dwelling, while the gallery will house the framework for another small structure, which will be used to display a series of architectural panels featuring the work of other builders, designers and communities working in the realm of small housing.
Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Her conceptually-generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. Her exhibition history includes the BALTIC Centre (Newcastle), De Appel (Amsterdam), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Bloomberg SPACE (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), Seoul Museum of Art, Artspace (Sydney), The British Museum (London), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and the Liverpool, Sydney and Montréal biennials. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award, and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly an Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk.
Above: Germaine Koh, "Home Made Home: Lulu Living", 160 sq. ft. wood-frame structure. 2018