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Born September 26, 1956, Vancouver, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 A Matter of Life and Death,Art Gallery of Mississauga,Mississauga,Canada
2016 Necrology, Base Progetti per l’Arte, Firenze, Italy
Espacios Revalados/Changing Places: Torres de tajamar,Siemens Stiftung/Chilean
Cultural Council for the Arts, Santiago, Chile
Cultural Council for the Arts,Santiago, Chile
2015 Ken Lum. Coming Soon, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria
KEN LUM is an Artist: work from the last 30 years, Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, California, USA
2014 KEN LUM/CAUSA: CENTRE/SURROUND, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Anvil Centre, New Westminster, Canada
Ken Lum: The Mini Mall Series, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2013 Ken Lum:The Mini-Mall Series, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, USA
2012 Ken Lum: The Shopkeeper series, Marc Jancou Contemporary Geneva, Switzerland
Ken Lum, L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
2011 Ken LUM: 2000s to Present, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Ken Lum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010 from shangri-la to shangri-la, Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, Vancouver, Canada
2009 Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany
Works and Videos, Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain
Ken Lum: Rorschach Shopkeepers, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
2007 Centro de Arte Contemporáneo De Huarte, Navarro, Spain
Chosun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Ken Lum: Rorschach Shopkeeper Series, Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, Germany
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2006 Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 ESPACIOS REVELADOS, Santiago, Chile
Where it as ifWitte de With Center for Contemporary Art,Rotterdam,Netherlands
Cultural Council for the Arts,Santiago, Chile
Do you, Ms Jones?, Rosewald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia,USA
Ken Lum, Sophie Ris,Galerie Porte 10 CHU – Hôpiaux de Rouen, France
2015 Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and the Distant Observer, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Fascination Photography, Essl Museum Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Inventry, Vol. 5, Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996, FRAC Haute-Normandie, France
2014 AMNUA International Project-In | Out Source, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art AMNUA, Nanjing, China
ARCO Foundation Collection, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Punctum:Reflections on Photography, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
On Stage: Recent Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery,Canada
DETROIT CITY: people’s Biennial 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA
Attention Economy, Kunstshalle Wien Museumsquartie, Vienna, Austria
Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2013 NEUE WARE, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln, Germany
The River Between Us, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, USA; Longue Vue House & Gardens, Louisiana, USA
CONTINENTAL DRIFT: Conceptual Art in Canada, The 1960s and 70s, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 One Suitcase Per Person: David Diao, Ken Lum, Hiram To, 1a Space, Hong Kong
4th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia
ConText ? Bild und Text, L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, Germany
2010 Hey, We’re Closed!, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Art Moves Festival, Toruń, Poland
Back to the future?, Osage Gallery Soho, Hong Kong
Checking in with your hotspots, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, UK
Hold Still Wild Youth: GINA Show, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
I don’t know whether to laugh of cry, Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada
Nether Land, Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai , China (Organized by Witte de With, Rotterdam)
2009 Accrochage, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
Common History and its Private Stories: Geschichte und Geschichten, MUSA, Vienna, Austria
Herrlich Weiblich! Befragungen des Weiblichen, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
Just Around the Corner, Arrow Factory, Beijing,China
Sign/ Age: Fight the Power, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, USA
The Jerusalem Syndrome ? The Jerusalem Syndrome, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel
2008 2nd Biennial of the Canary Islands, Las Palmas, Spain
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Beautiful People et la blessure secrète, Centre Rhenan d’art contemporain, Alsace, Altkirch, France; Centre d’Art La Plenara, Lérida, Spain
Let Me Be Your Mirror, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Anniversaire des 25 ans de la Galerie Nelson, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
Real Life 1979 ? 1990, Artists Space, New York, USA
The Shadow Cabinet, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Habiter: Evenement d’Art Public, Quebec City, Canada
Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Projekt’80 + 25 = 2005 (#1), Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sound and Vision, Photographic and Video Images in Contemporary Canadian Art; a Selection of Works from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Awards and Public Art Commissions

2015 Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), 221A, Vancouver, Canada
Bindy Sangeet: Employee of the Mouth and Alia Naffouj: Hooked in Tennis, I-70 Sign Show, Hatton, Missouri, USA
2013 Fellow, Penn Institute for Urban Research
Peace Through Valour Memorial, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto, Canada
Concord Park Development Project, Tronto, Canada
Marine Gateway Development Project, Vancouver, Canada
Artist member of Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Engineering Team, Vancouver, Canada
Mayor’s Arts Award for Public Art for Monument of East Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum Commission, Washington, USA
The Space Between Scott and Plessy, Laumeier Sculpture Park Commission, St Louis, USA
2010 Across Time And Space, Two Children of Toronto Meet, 570 Bay Street Public Art, the City of Toronto’s Percent for Public Art Program, Toronto, Canada
City of Edmonton Walterdale Replacement Bridge Design Team, Alberta, Canada
2009 Monument to East Vancouver, Mapping and Marking Public Art Commission, City of Vancouver
2008 Utrecht, Nieuw Welgelegen Public Art Competition, Utrecht, The Netherlands (completion 2010)
2007 Hnatynshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award
European Union Public Art Commission, Strasbourg, France
2006 Pi, City of Vienna Westpassage Karlsplatz Public Art Competition, Vienna, Austria

Non-Academic Appointments and Service

2015 Co-curator, Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA
2014 Coordinator, Vancouver Biennale International Residency Program, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Columnist, Canadian Art Magazine, Tronto, Canada 2012 ? Present
2011 Juror, Urban Design Awards, Vancouver, Canada
2009 Juror, 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award, City of Vancouver, Canada
Juror, RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Toronto and Montréal, Canada
2008 Juror, Bloomberg Young Contemporaries Exhibition, London, UK
Juror, Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Beijing, China
2007 Advisory Board, The Fillip Review, Vancouver, Canada (to present)
2005 Juror, SSHRC Creative and Performing Arts Committee, Ottawa, Canada
Committee member, Canada Council Advisory Board on Equity in the Arts
Co-curator, 7th Sharjah Biennial: Belonging, Sharjah Art Museum and Sharjah
Expo Centre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates