February 2005, Ho Tam traveled with the Canadian Navy on the HMCS Calgary from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii back to the Esquimalt Naval Base, BC. Tam will talk about his experiences spending time with the Navy and his recent work stemming from footage collected during his participation in the Canadian Forces Artist Program, which invites artists to experience and make art about the operations of the Forces.As Artist-in-Residence at Western Front Media Arts from October to December 2009, Tam has been working on a three-channel video piece that examines different fascinations with naval life and sea travel. Please join us for the artist’s presentation of the new work.
Born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada and the United States, Ho Tam works across many disciplines including painting, video, photography, print and public art. He has exhibited in various cities in North America, including recent showings at McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton, CA) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA). He is a graduate of Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program and Bard College, and currently teaches at the University of Victoria. Tam is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto, CA).