2008

Ho Hui May
Domestic Dystopia


In these spaces, Ho sees conditions of a dystopia; erasure, neglect and decline in the interior spaces of dilapidated and unoccupied houses in Singapore. They imbue an absence, made more poignantly surreal by the traces former inhabitants left behind. She imagines the multitude of human emotions, relationships, and memories that these houses would have contained in their past lives. She would love her audience to experience and share similar evocations. Her photographs also juxtaposes the historical and the modern, clearly demarcating the borders of the new and old, thus recreating a sense of dystopia.

About the Artist
Ho Hui May achieved her BFA from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco in 2000 and her MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in conjunction with Tufts University in 2005. She has exhibited in numerous venues in the United States and Singapore, and most recently held a solo exhibition at Kay Ngee Tan Architect-Gallery in September 2007. She has won numerous awards in photography, including first place in the Photography section at the 2007 UOB painting of the year award. She is currently a full-time lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.