Terence Koh Canada

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Born in Beijing and raised in Toronto, Terence Koh is a multidisciplinary artist. One of his earliest projects was “asianpunkboy,” a proto-blog of diary entries, music, poetry, and more. Terence became known for his provocative works, which included paintings infused with semen and statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary with oversized erections. More recently, he’s become inspired by a deeper connection to the natural world, and one of his most famous works is his “bee chapels,” inspired by the structures created by bees. When Marina Abramović took on the role of Guest Curator for us in 2021, Terence was one of the five performance artists she selected for special attention. We profiled him and his long and celebrated career in a special feature for the website. Terence has exhibited his work globally at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Tate Modern, London.