Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Alanna Ho
Artist, performer, educator
Alanna Ho is an educator and performer based in Vancouver combining deep play, new media, and community engagement. Her current research is protest through play; toy hacking; generative memory; performances regarding liquids; and combining new media with alternative early education.

She has performed/exhibited at Gaffa (Sydney, AU), The Western Front, The New Media Gallery, Big Joy Experimental Music Festival, Tidal~Signal festival, The Anvil Theatre, Digital Carnival at the Richmond World Festival, VIVO Media Arts Centre, The Greater Art Gallery of Victoria, Centre A, Richmond Art Gallery and the SFU Audain Gallery.

As a freelance educator, she is passionate about engaging a welcoming creative space for children to immerse into with an experimental approach. Currently she leads workshops for the New Westminster New Media Gallery, bridging elementary school aged children with contemporary new media art; integrating sound design with Burnaby North Secondary School (Music and Technology program) through the Western Front, Vancouver; and facilitating play sessions in a variety of spaces.

Alanna is the founder of the Rainbow Forecast Project, a non-profit art and community initiative. The project aims to share children’s stories, spirit and generate contemporary art discussions by constructing their own creative ideas into larger scale works.