Kenneth Tam

b. 1982, New York, USA

Kenneth Tam works in video, sculpture, installation and photography, using the male body as a starting point for discussions about performance, physical intimacy, vulnerability, and private ritual. Tam received his BFA from the Cooper Union and his MFA from University of Southern California. He is currently a Lecturer at Princeton University, faculty at Bard MFA, and will be guest faculty at Harvard University in the fall.

His solo exhibitions include “Silent Spikes” at Queens Museum, New York (2021); “The Crossing” at The Kitchen, Queenslab, New York (2020); “Tamborine” at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA (2020); “Cold Open” at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA (2018); “Kenneth Tam” at List Projects, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2018) amongst others. Tam has participated in group exhibitions including “InPractice: Other Objects” at the SculptureCenter, New York (2019); “Demolition Womanhood” at Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, USA (2018); “Acts of Translation” at MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2018); “When my eyes saw and when my ears heard” at Hollybush Gardens, London, UK (2017); “Core Exhibition” at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas, USA (2017); “Made in LA: a, the, though, only” at The Hammer Biennial, Los Angeles, USA (2016).

Tam lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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