H. Lan Thao Lam is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons. Born in My Tho, Vietnam, they hold an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, was a Whitney Museum Independent Study fellow, and considers their experiences in refugee camps and housing projects also part of her education.
Their practice is at the intersection of research, object-making, installation, film, video, writing and performance. Since 2001, they have been active as artist duo “Lin + Lam,” producing projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory. Their work has been exhibited and screened internationally at venues, including 2018 Busan Biennale, The Kitchen, The New Museum, Queens Museum, NY; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Arko Art Center, Korean Arts Council, Seoul, Korea; Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei; rum46, Denmark; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. He has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts - Media Art Grant, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and James Robertson Environmental Design Award. Lam’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art Forum, the New York Times, Art Journal, The Huffington Post, Time Out Hong Kong and Art Asia Pacific.
Lam is 2018-2020 Faculty Fellow, India China Institute at The New School.