Kenneth Tam

Kenneth Tam

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Fall 2021
A portrait of Kenneth Tam, looking to the right

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.

An installation shot of two free standing screens showing Kenneth Tam's work Silent Spikes (2021).

Silent Spikes, 2021, installation at Queens Museum, photograph by Jason Mandella

An installation shot of a video projected on a wall and sculptures on the ground in the foreground.

All of M, 2019, installation at Sculpture Center, photograph by Kyle Knodell

An image of Times Square, and a video work playing on many screens over the street.

Silent Spikes, 2021, presented by Times Square Arts as part of Midnight Moment, photograph by Maria Baranova