One Day Sculpture  
             
     
 
 
 

Kah Bee Chow

(b. Malaysia, 1980; lives and works in Auckland, NZ)
COMMISSIONED BY Enjoy Public Art Gallery

 

Kah Bee Chow, Afterlife, 2006

 

The work of emerging conceptual artist Kah Bee Chow engages specifically with site-responsive and performance methodologies through politicised notions of place, identity and action. Incorporating a wide range of media including video, sculpture, performance, photography and text, Chow creates subtle situations of transformation or intervention.

 

The artist often performs in her work, such as in the video Nine Dancing Ladies (2004) which features Chow dancing certain scenes from New Wave film scenes in the Britomart precinct, downtown Auckland. The work is an observation on the emptiness of public spaces and an illustration of Chow’s love/hate relationship with the results of her local city council’s urban renewal project. Afterlife (2006) consisted of Chow letting go lightweight plastic parachutes from a well-known suicide site in the Port Hills outside Christchurch.

 

Solo exhibitions include Fallout, Special Gallery, Auckland (2006) and Chow-Browne, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland (2005). Recent group exhibitions include You Are Here, ARTSPACE Auckland (2008), Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington (2007), The 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007), Don’t misbehave! SCAPE 2006 Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch (2006), Mostly Harmless: A Performance Series, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2006), The New Situationists, Canary Gallery, Auckland (2006) and The Bed You Lie In, Artspace (2004).

 

Kah Bee Chow was born in Malaysia and raised in Auckland where she attended the Auckland University of Technology from 2001-2003 Chow is currently based in Auckland.

 

 

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LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS