Portfolio-Review23. Mai 2014
Ken Lum Künstler, Pennsylvania/USA
Studio VisitsKen Lum is Full Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
He is concerned with the dialectics of the private and public construction of identity, space and politics, is well-known as a conceptual artist for his work in photography and sculpture addressing the public realm. He has participated in numerous major art exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Art Bienal, Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale, the 2000 Shanghai Biennale, the 2002 Documenta XI in Kassel, the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, the 2007 Istanbul Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea and the Moscow Biennale 2011.
He has also led a notable career as an educator, teaching at the University of British Columbia, where he was Professor and Head of the Graduate Program in Studio Art from 2000 to 2006. While at UBC (1990-2006), he also was a visiting Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris 1995 - 1997, a Graduate Professor at the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College from 2005 - 2007, among other educational institutions. He has published widely and is the Founding Editor of Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Lum was made a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999 and awarded a Killam Award for Outstanding Research in 1998 and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award in 2007.