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Wish Lists - Ken Lum

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Known for investigations of identity, language and space that often address colonial legacies, Ken Lum has created work in photography and installation, among other media. His work has been widely exhibited since the late 1970s, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Witte de With, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, which held a major retrospective in 2011. Prominent international group exhibitions include the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennale, the 2007 Istanbul Biennial, Documenta XI and the 1995 and 2001 Venice Biennales. Lum has garnered international praise for his public art, which has been installed in Vienna, Toronto, Stockholm and—notably—in his hometown via his white neon Monument for East Vancouver (2010). Lum’s practice also includes writing and curating. He is founding editor of Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and was head of the graduate program in studio art at the University of British Columbia from 2000 to 2006. Currently, he is director of the undergraduate fine arts program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Center for Land Use Interpretation


“Firstly, I am a practical guy and could always use another mug, but I like this mug for its complete embodiment of the institutional-scientific-organizational researcher/worker. I look at the mug and I can envision a bunch of persons in denim pants, shirts with rolled up sleeves and wireframe glasses having a coffee break with these mugs in an Atco trailer.”

Retrospective Show Poster
Greg Curnoe


“At the start of the 1990s, there was a proposal for a two person show with Greg Curnoe and me. I did not know Greg well but I liked him when I met him. I was open to doing a show with Greg but just could not commit to it at that time in my life. I know Greg wanted to do the show. Of course, he passed away in 1992. To this day, I wish I had simply said, let’s do the show.”

The Time for Art is Over… (Circle Patch)
Jacqueline Lachance


“What can I say? I live in the United States and Donald Trump got elected.”

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