H. Lan Thao Lam

Assistant Professor, Director MFA program

H Lan Thao Lam (b. My Tho, Viet Nam) trained in architecture, informed by research and a keen eye on how materials and processes can be integral to concept development, their practice reach across a wide range of mediums and disciplines including object-making, installation, photography, film, video, writing and performance. Since 2001, they have been active as artist duo “Lin + Lam,” producing projects about archives, immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory. Their current projects investigate critical issues around toxicities, ecology, environmental racism, place-based knowledge and mythologies. They have been awarded commissions from the KW Berlin, Queens Museum and their work has been exhibited and screened internationally at Busan Biennale, The Kitchen, The New Museum, NY; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Arko Art Center, Korean Arts Council, Seoul, Korea; Taiwan International Documentary Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival; rum46, Denmark; Void Gallery, Ireland; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. Lam received grants and fellowships from Canada Council for the Arts, MacDowell, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, India China Institute and AICAD BIPOC Academic Leadership Institute, IndoChina Art Parnership, among others.