Lin + Lam

2009-2011 Vera List Center Fellows
Lana Lin and H. Lan Thao Lam are artists living in New York City. Their fellowship is part of the Speculating on Change cycle of VLC programs.

Programs and projects
Change Encounters, It Happened Tomorrow: Probabilities, Predictions and Prophecies, and By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School.

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. Trained in architecture, H. Lan Thao Lam uses photography, sculpture, and installation to address social memories of time, place and politics. Informed by critical cinema, Lana Lin has been interested in translation and the processes of identification. Their work has been exhibited at international venues including the New Museum, The Kitchen, the Queens Museum, and LMAK Projects in New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Arko Arts Center (Korean Arts Council,) Seoul, Korea; the Arte Nuevo InteractivA'07 Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Merida, Mexico; and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China.

Lam received her MFA from CalArts and has been Assistant Professor at Middle State Tennessee University and Goddard College, MFA program. Lin received her MFA from Bard College and has been Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and the City College of New York. They have been honored with awards from the US Fulbright Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Princess Grace Foundation, among others. (Biographies as of 2007)