A Contemporary Sculpture/Installation Shortlist Public Lecture
H. Lan Thao Lam is a bi-national, bilingual artist whose work examines the ramifications of the past for the current socio-political moment through object-making, installation, film, video, writing and intervention. For thirteen years, she has been active as “Lin + Lam,” producing collaborative multidisciplinary projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory.
Lam is an alumna of OCAD, California Institute of the Arts, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She considers her experiences in refugee camps and housing projects also part of her education. Her work has been exhibited at international venues, including The New Museum and The Kitchen, NY; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Korean Arts Council; Taiwan International Documentary Festival; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. Her awards include Canada Council for the Arts, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and Sir Edmund Walker Grant.