Germaine Koh

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Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Her conceptually generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. Her recent schedule has included shows at the BALTIC Centre (Newcastle), De Appel (Amsterdam), Martin-Gropius-Bau(Berlin), Ottawa Art Gallery, and le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Bloomberg SPACE (London), the Seoul Museum of Art, Artspace(Sydney), The British Museum (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. She has participated in the Liverpool Biennial 2004, 1998 Biennale of Sydney, and La Biennale de Montréal 2000, and she was a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk. Koh is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. In Untethered Koh presents a work from her Fair Weather Forces series (2008), in which live tide and water-level data control a velvet rope barrier in the gallery.