Artist Talk: Kenneth Tam

Thursday, October 31
2 PM
Art Building, Room 1.120
Free and open to the public

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Kenneth Tam, Still from Breakfast in Bed, 2016. HD Video. 32 min. Courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

New York-based artist Kenneth Tam discusses his artistic practice and his work in the exhibition Details.

Kenneth Tam: Details is on view September 20 – December 6 at the Visual Arts Center.


Kenneth Tam (b. 1982, Queens, New York) received his BFA from The Cooper Union (2004) and his MFA from the University of Southern California (2010). He has held solo exhibitions at the Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2019); Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN (2018); MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge (2017); and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2013). He has participated in group shows at the SculptureCenter, NY (2019); 47 Canal, NY (2018); Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles (2018); MMAG Foundation, Amman (2018); Hollybush Gardens, London (2017); Vachon Gallery, Seattle (2017); Lawndale Art Center, Houston (2017); and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2016). Tam is in residence at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn in summer 2019 and participated in residencies including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, NY; Artist’s Lab, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica; and the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, California Community Foundation Fellowship, and Art Matters Foundation Grant. Tam is currently Guest Faculty in Sculpture at Sarah Lawrence College and will be a Lecturer at Princeton University in the spring.