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Kenneth Tam

Born in 1982, Queens, United States

Lives and works in Brooklyn, United States

Overview

Kenneth Tam’s work investigates themes of masculinity, tenderness and vulnerability. He reimagines private and public spaces, and how bodies can exist within them, liberated from societal expectations and gender conformities. Tam’s practice is intersectional, tapping into discussions of race and labour economics. His work discusses the ways in which Asian men are compared to White Western stereotypes of masculinity and virility. In his film ‘Silent Spikes’ (2021), Tam uses the trope of the cowbo...Read more