I-Lien Ho is a performance artist and researcher. She completed MA in Performance Studies at New York University, MPhil in Chinese Studies at Cambridge, and PhD in Performance Practice at University of Exeter. She is interested in how performance can do philosophy, specifically the concept of Kongwu (emptiness, nothingness, 空無) from Daoism and Buddhism. She often improvises with sound artists to explore environments and bodies. She taught at the University of Exeter, and currently she is assistant professor in Theatre Arts at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.