Ken Lum

Lum is known worldwide for his conceptual and representational art in a number of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. A longtime professor, he currently is the Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design in Philadelphia. He was formerly Professor of Art at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Bard College; Annendale on Hudson, New York; and the l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris.

A co-founder and founding editor of the Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, he is a prolific writer having written numerous essays for publications, catalogues and juried papers. As an artist, he has an active and long art exhibition record of over 30 years, including major exhibitions such as Documenta 11, the Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Bienal, Shanghai Biennale, Carnegie Triennial, Sydney Biennale, Busan Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, Gwangju Biennale, Moscow Biennial, Whitney Biennial, among others.

Lum's public art often deals with individual and social identity formation in the context of historical trauma and the complications of official and non-official memory. In 2016, he completed a memorial to the Canadian war effort in Italy during World War 2.
Lum has also worked as part of architectural/engineering teams. He is currently working on a major city-wide public art and architecture exhibition titled Monument Lab for the city of Philadelphia.

Ken Lum

Department of Fine Arts
Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall
200 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.kenlumart.com kenlum@design.upenn.edu