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. He has had solo exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; MIT List Center for Visual Arts; the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin, Commonwealth and Council, LA; Night Gallery, LA; Queens Museum, NY and at the ICA LA. Tam has participated in group shows at 47 Canal, NY; Hollybush Gardens, London; the Hammer Museum, LA; InPractice at SculptureCenter, Queens The Shed’s Open Call. He has participated in residencies including Artist Lab at 18th Street Arts Center; LMCC Workspace; The Core Residency Program at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Pioneer Works; and at The Kitchen. Tam is also a Lecturer at Princeton University and faculty at Bard MFA. He was born in Queens, NY and currently lives there.
Silent Spikes, 2021, installation at Queens Museum, photograph by Jason Mandella
All of M, 2019, installation at Sculpture Center, photograph by Kyle Knodell
Silent Spikes, 2021, presented by Times Square Arts as part of Midnight Moment, photograph by Maria Baranova