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Kenneth Tam

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Kenneth Tam (b. 1982, Queens, New York; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2010 and BFA from Cooper Union in 2004. Tam has held solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York (2020); Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York (2020); Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin (2019); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA (2018); the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2018); MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Boston (2017); and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2013). Tam has participated in recent group exhibitions at SculptureCenter, New York (2019); 47 Canal, New York (2018); Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles (2018); Hollybush Gardens, London, UK (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2016); Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (2015); and MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2011). He is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant (2016); California Community Foundation Fellowship (2015); and Art Matters Foundation Grant (2013) and has participated in residencies including Artist Lab at 18th St. Arts Center (2018), LMCC Workspace (2017-18), and the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2015). His film Silent Spikes premiered at the Guggenheim in 2020, and he will have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Queens Museum in 2021.


Tam's work is in the collections of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York