Kenneth Tam is based in Queens, NY.  He works in video, sculpture, installation and photography, and makes work about the performance of masculinity, physical intimacy and private ritual. Tam received his BFA from the Cooper Union. He has had solo exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; MIT List Center for Visual Arts; the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin, Commonwealth and Council, LA; Night Gallery, LA; Queens Museum, NY, ICA LA and at Ballroom Marfa in Fall of 2022.  Tam has participated in group shows at  the Hammer Museum, LA; SculptureCenter, Queens and at The Shed, NY. He is a Lecturer at Princeton University, faculty at Bard’s MFA program, and was recently a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University.

He is represented by Commonwealth & Council in Los Angeles.

Awards and Residencies

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship - Finalist
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
The Kitchen at Queenslab 

Pioneer Works, NY 
Artist's Lab, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace 
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Museum of Fine Arts Houston Core Residency Fellowship
California Community Foundation Fellowship
Art Matters Foundation Grant


Hammer Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Dallas Museum of Art