Ho Tam

Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong and educated in Toronto, Canada and worked in advertising firms and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He works in a diverse mix of disciplinary including painting, video, photography, print and public art and has exhibited in various cities across North America. His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public arts group PUBLIC ACCESS for an installation/projection at the Union Station of Toronto in 1994/95. Since then Tam has produced over 15 experimental videos. His work is included in the traveling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video organized by Walker Art Center, Minnesota. Tam currently teaches at the University of Victoria. He is a graduate of Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, Bard College (MFA) and recipients of various fellowships and artist's grants. Visit www.ho-tam.com.

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The Yellow Pages
Ho Tam
1995, 8 min., Color, US
Arranged from A to Z in 26 segments, The Yellow Pages looks at the relationship between imagery and text in the context of the Asian experience within North America and beyond. In a playful and satirical manner, the video roams through past and present, from the Chinese railroad Hiroshima and the K...


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