Ken Lum - Photography Lecture Series

Presented as part of the Photography Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
We are Sacred Blade
Ralls 202, Oakland Campus

Ken Lum (b. 1956, Vancouver, based in Philadelphia) is artist that explores issues of self-identity, immigration, language and spatial politics.  He is recognized as part of the "Vancouver School" of conceptual photography (alongisde Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace) but also works in a large variety of media including painting, performance, sculpture and photography. Lum's works have been widely exhibited since the late 1970s, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Witte de With, and the Vancouver Art Gallery that held a major retrospective of his work in 2011. His work has also been included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennale, the 2007 Istanbul Biennial, Doucmenta XI and the 1995 and 2001 Venice Biennales. He has also realized permanent public art commissions for the cities of Vienna, Vancouver, Utrecht, Leiden, St. Moritz, Toronto and St. Louis.

Lum is founding editor of Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and currently the Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in Philadelphia.

He will discuss his life and work. 

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