Joanna Tam

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Joanna Tam is a visual artist originally from Hong Kong. Her interdisciplinary practice addresses the issues of standardization, displacement and the construction of ethnic and national identities through research and performative strategies. Joanna’s videos, photographs, text-based works, installations and live performances often explore her interests in language and embodied experience. Her recent projects investigate how patriotism is being institutionalized and choreographed in professional sport events. Joanna is currently researching on the production, distribution and consumption of corn to reflect the cultural, social and environmental implications in our society. Joanna’s works have been awarded the Best Art Film at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK (2012), the People’s Choice Award (Sub-Category) and the Third Prize (Sub-Category) at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (2009). She has been exhibited nationally and internationally including venues in York, UK; Istanbul, Turkey; Cusco, Peru; New York; Brooklyn; Denver; Kansas City; Boston among others. Joanna has participated in the artist-in-residence programs at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Joanna holds an M.F.A degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Boston College. She has co-founded Howard Art project, an artist-run studio / gallery space in Dorchester.