March 22, 2022
Kimberly Ho 何文蔚 is a Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and arts administrator based on the unceded ancestral lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tseil-waututh peoples, known as Vancouver. Growing up in a working class immigrant family, Kimberly’s work is nourished by collaborative processes and organically aims to be non-hiecharcial. In their artistic practice, they seek to explore their Hakka diaspora through the physical body and food culture, framing new media as a dimension of queer futurisms, and immersive art as a site of liberation.
Kimberly’s creative output spans across mediums, including theatre, photography, visual arts, new media, fashion styling and writing. Their work tou saang zhu 土生豬 was presented as part of the group exhibition (Re)Visions at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, and Massy Art Gallery. As a filmmaker, their experimental dance film Dumplings / 餃子 received a Honourable Mention for Best Short Film at Festival of Recorded Movement. Kimberly was also the recipient of Vancouver Asian Film Festival’s inaugural Richard K. Wong Film Fund and winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film for their participatory documentary To Make Ends Meat 心頭肉. Their acting credits included Theory at Rumble Theatre’s Tremors Festival, the world premiere of House and Home at Firehall Arts Centre, and No More Parties, featured in film festival platforms including Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and was one of seven films selected to represent Canada for Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program at Clermont-Ferrand.