Ken Lum

Ken Lum received an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University in 1980. During his time at SFU, he took an art history course with Jeff Wall and decided to change careers. After doing research towards a Master of Arts degree at the Department of Fine Arts, Education, New York University. He has twice been a visiting professor at L'École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Over the past fifteen years Lum has exhibited his work throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Recently his work has been included in exhibitions at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff; Art Institute of Chicago; Aix-en-Provence, France; and Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York. Ken Lum is represented by the Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

Photo-Mirrors. The artwork consists of a series of photo-scale mirrors, framed in dark wood. Different photographs are for personal and family reasons recorded in different moments of everyday life: birthdays, weddings, meetings with friends, travel and others. The mirrors are placed so that mirror each other, capturing the viewer seeing itself and multiplying its presence in the gallery space. Somehow, the work of Ken Lum calls to remember and be remembered, see and be seen through multiple lenses and specific conditions of the lives represented.

Exhibition at Espacio Ecléctico. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ken Lum's presentation at Espacio Ecléctico, in co-presentation with John Tupper, Julieta Escardo and Luciana Betesh. Ken Lum was sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, The Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI; and the University of Buenos Aires.