b. 1977, Xiamen, China. Lives in Toronto and Hong Kong.

Ko Siu Lan plays with the misunderstandings and contradictions when different cultures, languages and social systems co-exist, and is inspired by her experiences of living in China and the West. In 2010, Ko found herself in a controversy when she displayed a piece of work, which was a play on words from a slogan by President Sarkozy, at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her piece was immediately censored and removed but unbeknownst exactly by whom or why. Since then, she has focused on using words to explore the themes of nostalgia and fear.
Art15 London
21 - 23 May, 2015
10 Chancery Lane Gallery will be showing works by STARS artists Huang Rui and Wang Keping at ART15, London's Global Art Fair 21-23 May, 2015. Please visit us at Booth B1. Works by Ko Siu Lan and Bui Cong Khanh will also be featured in the Freedom Audit section.
26 May - 28 Aug, 2011
Since the Stars (XING XING, in Chinese) Exhibition of 1979 there have been many moments of struggle for artists in China. A struggle to express themselves through art during times of open attitude and times of closing, traditional thinking and changing times. This exhibition brings together 17 artists’ works that contribute to the ongoing discussion on artistic freedom and expression in China and beyond its borders.