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Jaye Ho: The Vanishing Act

6 October 202022 November 2020

Click here to view part two of the exhibition


ONCA is proud to be hosting ‘The Vanishing Act’, a solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Jaye Ho.

The Vanishing Act is a powerful body of work that addresses war crimes, focusing on the plight of ‘Comfort Women’ in Japanese-occupied WW2 countries and sexual violence survivors seeking justice. Ho paints victims and their remains, survivors and perpetrators. She censors/protects/condemns these images with a mask of prisms, geometric shapes or pixels. 

Ho’s vivid paintings are exhibited in a two-part exhibition on display in the window of the ONCA gallery and also available to view online. The show coincides with the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security on 31 October. The resolution acknowledged the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls.  Part one was available from Tuesday 6 Oct to Sunday 25 October and part two is accessible from Tuesday 27 October to Sunday 22 November.

 “Living in a peaceful and stable country is a huge privilege, because my aunts had to mask their gender in order to survive the WW2 occupation of Malaysia. Tragically, sexual violence in conflict continues to this day, and, sadly, many survivors are not seeing justice done.” – Jaye Ho

ONCA will be hosting an online Meet the Artist Event with Jaye Ho on the 7 November at 2pm. Tickets are free and available to book here. This event will be BSL interpreted.

On 21 November at 2pm, Jaye Ho will be hosting an online panel discussion that will explore the relationship between art and conflict. Panel speakers include artist and former mental health campaigner Dr Errol Francis, award winning Iranian animator Majid Adin, and transitional justice expert Hernando Cáceres.  Tickets for this event are also free and available to book here.

This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England.

About the Artist

Jaye Ho is an identical twin, born in Oxford in 1980 to Singaporean and Malaysian parents. She lives in Hastings.

Ho studied at Central Saint Martins (BA Fine Art 2003) and The Slade (MFA Fine Art 2006), exhibited nationally (including London, Birmingham, Hastings) and internationally (including Dublin, Krakow, Sydney).

Recent shows include ‘Dazzleship NN201’ (2017) where she painted a Hastings fishing boat in Dazzleship camouflage, and Nigel Cooke’s ‘Telescope’ show at the Jerwood Gallery (2019). ‘The Vanishing Act’ will be her first show in Brighton (2020), and is funded by Arts Council England.

Jaye Ho also works for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and has been working on human rights since 2017, including on the International Criminal Court, Freedom of Religion or Belief, and the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative.

The paintings in the show reflect her personal opinion, not the UK government’s.

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22 November 2020
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