Kenneth Tam (b. 1982) lives and works in New York. His video installations, combining moving-images and sculpture, explore ideas around the negotiation and performance of identity. His art has been exhibited at institutions including the SculptureCenter, NY; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. A solo exhibition of his work will open at the Queens Museum in the spring of 2021, and he will participate in The Shed's Open Call in the summer. Tam recently produced his first live (streamed) performance at The Kitchen, New York and has been an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA.
Photo credit: Act 3 on ground, The Crossing by Kenneth Tam, 2020 at the Kitchen, NY. Photograph by Kenneth Tamand Lumi Tan.
The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.
ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.