2006/11/13 (has start date)
2007/02/09 (has end date)
Karen Tam is an artist whose research focuses on the various forms of constructions and imaginations of cultures and communities, through her installation work in which she recreates spaces of Chinese restaurants, karaoke lounges, opium dens, curio shops and other sites of cultural encounters.
Tam lives and works in Montréal and holds a MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths (University of London).
During her residency, Karen will create interior spaces of typical Chinese restaurants to evoke a mythical China, yet at the same time presenting the history of Chinese restaurants.