KAREN TAM is an artist whose research focuses on the various forms of constructions and imaginations of cultures and communities. Through her installation work, such as the recent exhibit Whose Chinatown? exhibited at Griffin Art Projects from January to May 2021, she recreates spaces such as the Chinese restaurant, karaoke lounges, opium dens, Chinatown curio shops, and other sites of cul-tural encounters. Since 2000, Tam has exhibited her work and participated in residencies across North America, Europe, and China. She has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts du Québec, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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