Ha Ha Gallery is the collaborative project of artists Alyx Harch and Tongyu Zhao. Harch (b. 1993 in New Orleans, LA) and Zhao (b. 1993 in Hubei, China) are both currently pursuing their BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both artists focus on independent studio practices ranging from performance to painting and were joined together by the empty wall space between their studios. These artists saw potential in this unused space and the wall served as a platform for the beginning exploration of their collaborations. Ha Ha Gallery has shown multiple installations at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago within the walls of the Advanced Fiber Studios and the Display Case for the Fiber and Material Studies Department at SAIC. Alyx Harch and Tongyu Zhao live and work in Chicago, Illinois.