Lin + Lam

2009-2011 Vera List Center Fellows
Since 2001, Lin + Lam have produced interdisciplinary projects that examine the ramifications of the past for the current socio-political moment. Attentive to materiality, site, and the specificities of different medium, their collaboration integrates their individual strengths and backgrounds.

H. Lan Thao Lam's work examines the ramifications of the past for the current sociopolitical moment through object making, installation, film, video, writing, and interven- tion. For over fifteen years, she has produced collaborative multidisciplinary projects about immigration, residual trauma, national identity, and historical memory as Lin + Lam. Her work has been exhibited and screened at the New Museum; The Kitchen; Carpenter Center, Harvard University; the Third Guangzhou Triennial; Arko Art Center, Korean Arts Council, Seoul, Korea; Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei; rum46, Denmark; Cold City Gallery, Toronto; and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. She has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Media Art Grant, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and James Robertson Environmental Design Award. Lam's work has been reviewed in Artforum, the New York Times, Art Journal, the Huffington Post, Time Out Hong Kong and Art Asia Pacific. She was a 2009–2011 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Lam is assistant professor of fine arts at Parsons, holds an MFA from CalArts, was a Whitney Independent Study fellow, and considers her experiences in refugee camps and housing projects part of her education.

Lana Lin is an associate professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School. Her recent research concerns embodied vulnerabilities that emerge at the confluence of race, gender, technology, and malignant cell growth. She is the author of and Other Lost Objects (Fordham, 2017). Her experimental films and multidisciplinary projects (as Lin + Lam) have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, and China-Taipei Film Archive. She has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Civitella Ranieri, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. She is currently completing a film that "re-visions" Black feminist poet Audre Lorde's 1980 memoir, The Cancer Journals.

Lin + Lam were 2009–2011 Fellows at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.