Born in My Tho, Vietnam, Lam holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, was a Whitney Museum Independent Study fellow, and considers their experiences in refugee camps and housing projects also part of their education.

Lam’s practice is grounded in research, object-making, installation, film, video, writing and performance. Since 2001, she has been active as artist duo “Lin + Lam,” producing projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory. Their work has been exhibited and screened internationally at venues, including Busan Bienniale, South Korea; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China; Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei; rum46, Denmark; The Kitchen,

The New Museum, Queens Museum, NY; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. He has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts - Media Art Grant, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and James Robertson Environmental Design Award. Lam’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art Forum, the New York Times, Art Journal, The Huffington Post, Time Out Hong Kong and Art Asia Pacific.

Lam is Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School for Design.

Lin + Lam are 2018 - 2020 India China Institute grantees.


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