Szu-Han Ho

Graduate Director

Associate Professor, Art and Ecology

Szu-Han’s work in performance, sound, and installation explores the interwoven relationship between bodies and sites of memory. Her practice considers modes of exchange through diverse forms of collaboration, such as collective organizing, structured improvisation, and group composition. Recent projects include “MIGRANT SONGS,” a choral performance art piece based on stories and songs of human and nonhuman migration; “BORDER TO BAGHDAD,” an exchange between artists from the US-Mexico border and Baghdad, Iraq; and “Shelter in Place,” a sculptural installation and performance inspired by her family’s history in Taiwan. After receiving a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, she launched a six-year collaborative project in art installation, speculative proposals, performance, and agricultural experimentation on a 250-acre site in West Texas. She received an MA in Visual and Critical Studies and an MFA in Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Szu-Han lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a founding member of the fronteristxs, a collective of artists working to end migrant detention and abolish the prison-industrial complex.


Courses Taught:

ARTS 141 Introduction to Art & Ecology

ARTS 446/546 The Politics of Performance

ARTS 445/545 TEXT + IMAGE: Graphic Design for Artists

ARTS 429/529 Topics: Rehearsing the Self: Experiments in Narrative Writing

ARTS 429/529 Topics: Re-Mix Culture

ARTS 429/529 Topics: Vizcaya CAP Lab

ARTS 429/529 Topics: Creating Change

ARTS 429/529 Topics: Co-Evolution: Art + Biology in the Museum

ARTS 593 Graduate Seminar in Theory and Practice