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Terrence Koh was born in Beijing, China and raised in Ontario, Canada. He received his B.A. from the Emily Carr School of Art and Design in Vancouver. Terence Koh’s work employs a diverse range of media, including drawing, sculpture, video, performance and the internet (Koh’s web presence is his longest continuous artwork to date). Originally working under the alias asianpunkboy, Koh designed zines and custom-made books, quickly cultivating a dedicated following. By 2004, Koh was creating work under his real name and had developed a public persona of enigmatic behavior—the artist wears only white, lives in an all white environment, writes in a cryptically poetic way and is intentionally unclear on such basic biographical details as his date of birth and his childhood home. Koh’s work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and the 2008 Yokohama Triennial. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Sobey Award. He was the subject of solo exhibitions at MUSAC, León, Spain (2008); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008); the Whitney Museum of America Art, New York (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich (2006) and the Vienna Secession (2005) amongst others. In 2013, Koh will be the subject of a major monograph being published by Rizzoli; also forthcoming is a solo exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, New York. Terence Koh lives and works in New York.


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