Terence Koh Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Terence Koh
These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Drums

2004

Drum kit, paint, ropes from a ship found after midnight, black wax, plaster, vegetable matter, crushed insect parts, artist`s blood and cum

Stool, 50 x 30cm
100 x 163 x 100cm

Terrence Koh’s sculptures are born of queer youth culture and luxurious decadence. Exuding a magnetic sensuality, These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Drums is an object of obsession, its ebony coils trailing with enticement, visually echoing waves of noise. Luring with its swarthy depths, …Black Drums creates a suggestive void: of memory and fantasy, drawing connotations of art history, gothic subculture, and fetish gear. Using raw materials of cloth, metal, and plaster, Koh’s sculpture beacons with tactility, mirroring yearning and loss as physical desire.

Terence Koh
These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Light

2004

Crystal chandelier, paint, lollipops, vegetable matter, human and horse hair, mineral oil, rope from a ship found after midnight, glass shards, stones and artist`s blood and shit

190 x 72 cm

Taking the form of a boudoir chandelier, Terrence Koh’s These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Light hangs with a tempting anticipation; its heavy weight dangles, both dangerous and beguiling, dripping opulent crystals and bijou. Rather than illuminating, the sculpture’s deadened black surface promises to devour. Flirting between pleasure and pain, lust and death, Koh offers a dark romanticism, filled with apprehension and possibility.

Terence Koh
Big White Cock

2006

Sculpture, white neon, wires

132.1 x 121.9 cm

Crowing with early-hour neon glory, Terrence Koh’s Big White Cock is everything its title suggests! Illuminating with greasy innuendos of back-alley sex shops and mega-bucket chicken shacks, Koh’s electric sign pulsates as a high-design icon glamorising the art of slumming it. Addressing issues of race, gender, and sexuality, Koh turns the coded language of sub-culture into a fetishised logo of duplicity. In sexual terms a ‘chicken’ may be a gay teen or Chinese prostitute, but sometimes a cock is just a rooster!

Terence Koh
Untitled (Medusa)

2006

Mixed media sculpture, wood, paint, plaster, urinal, steel, porcelain, mirror, glue, bonding paste, ashes, oil, burnt wood, light, wiring and artists piss

235 x 107 x 107 cm

Standing as a white cube within the white cube of the gallery, Terence Koh’s Medusa has the outward appearance of polished respectability. Through the door of his structure, however, it is revealed as a WC of iniquity, a literal closeting of desire. Decked out in dirty black, with rows of phallus-laden religious icons, and satanic plumbing fixtures, Koh’s toilet stall is both urinal and confessional, a smutty cupboard where seduction and transcendence are gleefully indulged.

Terence Koh
Crackhead

2006

Mixed media - 222 heads of plaster, paint, wax, fire, charcoal, inside 22 glass vitrines, UV glue, paint, fingerprints, some vitrines with breaks and/or cracks

Dimensions vary with installation: sizes per vitrine vary from 60 x 35x 35 cm (largest), 50 x 30 x 32 cm (medium), 33 x 23 x 23 cm (smallest)
Terence Koh
Untitled (Vitrines 5 - Secret Secrets)

2006

Mixed media sculpture

Dimensions vary with installation
Terence Koh
The Camel was God, the Camel was Shot

2007

Cast of artist's body, bronze and white patina

22 x 179 x 55 cm






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Tom Anholt    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Carter    Nathan Cash Davidson    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Inez de Coo    Nicholas Dedics    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Colden Drystone    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    David Ellis    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Dee Ferris    Daphne Fitzpatrick    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    No√©mie Goudal    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    Valerie Hegarty    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Richard H√∂glund    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    David Humphrey    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Jacob Dahl J√ľrgensen    Tillman Kaiser    Scott King    Terence Koh    Alice K√∂nitz    John K√łrner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    George Henry Longly    Juliette Losq    Lake & Evans    Jill Mason    Simon Mathers    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Luisa Mota    Carlos Noronha Feio    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Mona Osman    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Dustin Pevey    Marius Pfannenstiel    Benedetto Pietromarchi    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Jessica Sanders    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Jamie Shovlin    Daniel Silver    Agathe Snow    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Roman Stanczak    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Francis Upritchard    Marianne Vitale    Caroline Walker    John Wallbank    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Alexi Williams    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers    Joel Wyllie    Haeri Yoo

Terence Koh's Biography

Terence Koh
Born in 1980, Beijing, China
Lives and works in New York, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Yes pleased, the Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

2011
Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Nothingtoodoo, mary Boone Gallery, New York

2009
Adansonias: A Tragic Opera in 8 acts, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2008
Flowers For Baudelaire, Vito Schnabel, New York, United States
The Whole Family, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States
Love for Eternity, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Captain Buddha, curated by Dr. Martina Weinhart, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Dirty Blind God, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland

2007
God, de Pury and Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
Blame Canada, (with Bruce LaBruce), Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Solo Exhibition, curated by Shamim Momin, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States

2006
Terence Koh, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Z√ľrich, Z√ľrich, Switzerland
Buddha Fly Earth, Asia Song Society, New York, United States
Sprungkopf, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2005
Mein Tod Mein Tod, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Gone, Yet Still (with catalogue), Wien Secession, Vienna, Austria
The Voyage of Lady Midnight Snowdrops Through Double Star Death, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States

2004
Do Not Doubt the Dangerousness of My Butterfly Song, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States
Koh & 50 Most Beautiful Boy, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States

2003
The Whole Family, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Wunder: Kunst, Religion und Wissenschaft vom 4, Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

2011
These Days, Sotheby’s, New York, New York.
Post 9-11, OHWOW, Los Angeles, California.
New York Minute, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

2010
Post Monument,XIV Carrara Biennale, Italy
Group Show, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Art Unlimited" (with Thaddeus Ropac Gallery), Art Basel, Switzerland
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, The New Museum, New York, United States
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom

2009
Contemporary Artifices and Baroque Difformities, curated by Claudia Gioia, with the scientific direction of Danilo Eccher, ARCOS-Sannio Museum of Contemporary Art, Benevuto, Italy
Compassion, curated by AA Bronson, The Institute of Art, Religion, and Social Justice, New York, United States
Degeneration/Regeneration, Marina Abromovic Institute, San Francisco, United States
The Embassy, curated by Xerxes Cook and Alex Dellal, 33 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom
Performa - visual performance art biennial, New York City, United States
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy
Artists' Art / Artists' Books, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York State, United States
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States
Marina Abramovic Presents..., The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen and Dragset, Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Elevator to the Gallows, Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany
Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin X Initiative, New York, United States
Story without a Name, curated by Blair Taylor, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Private, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen and Dragset, Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
KKK, curated by Javier Peres, three person show with Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, and Mike Kelley, Mary Boone, New York, United States
Get A Rope, curated by Kathy Grayson, CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States

2008
21: Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States
The Temptation to Exist, Yvon Lambert, London, United Kingdom
Political Minimalism, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
FRAGILE, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf
Materialized: New Video in the Third Dimension, curated by Kathy Grayson, Bergen Kunsthalle, Norway
Expenditure, Busan Biennale 2008, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
The Boys of Summer, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, United States
Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan
The Zabludowicz Collection: When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Eurasia. Geographic Cross-Overs in Art, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea die Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Meet Me Around the Corner ‚Äď Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection," Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Expected Unexpected Mexico, Collection of Augustin and Isabel Coppel, curated by Monica Amor, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, United States
Gravity: Selected works from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo Artium, Vitorai, Spain

2007
Fractured Figure, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Unholy Truths, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester, United Kingdom
Destroy Athens, First Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
BODYPOLITICX, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Holland
How Much Longer, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, Canada
Sweet Bird of Youth, curated by Hedi Slimane, Arndt & Parter, Berlin, Germany
Between 2 Deaths,curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin, Zentrum f√ľr Kunst und Medientechnologie, Germany

2006
USA Today, in conjunction with the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
The Gold Standard, Curated by Bob Nickas, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, United States
WAR on .45/MY MIRRORS Are PAINTED BLACK (for you), Bortolami Dayan, New York, United States
Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, United States
Dark, curated by Rein Wolfs and Jan Grosfeld, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
A Lover's Discourse: Nobuyoshi Araki, Annette Kelm, Terence Koh, Sakiko Nomura, Heinz Peter Knes, Marcos Rosales,curated by Dean Sameshima, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States

2005
The Black Album, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, United Kingdom
Log Cabin, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artist Space, New York

2004
The Temple of Golden Piss, Extra City, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Phiiliip: Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, New York, United States
Whitney Biennial,The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States

2003
Now Playing, D'Amelio Terras, New York, United States
Today's Man, Traveling Show, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo