Germaine Koh is an internationally active artist and curator based in Vancouver, on the ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. From 2018 to 2020 she was the City of Vancouver’s first Engineering Artist in Residence.
Koh’s work adapts familiar objects to create situations that look at the significance of everyday actions and common spaces, and which encourage connections between people, technology, and natural systems. Her current projects include Home Made Home, an initiative to build and advocate for alternative forms of housing, and League, a participatory project using play as a form of creative practice.
Her work has been exhibited at the BALTIC Centre, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Para/Site Art Space, Frankfurter Kunstverein, The Power Plant, The British Museum, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, Plug In ICA, Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Liverpool, Sydney and Montreal biennials. She has received the Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award and been shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.