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Artwork by Joanna Tam
I Just Want a Home
Mixed media installation, 2017
Artwork by Joanna Tam
Untitled (Where have you been?)
Site-specific video installation, 2015
Biography

Joanna Tam is a Hong Kong-born, Boston-based visual artist and educator. Using video, photography, performance, text and installation, her works examine the issues of displacement and migration, citizenship, standardization, construction of national identity as well as the notion of home. Joanna's works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her projects were 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).

Joanna has been the artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Boston Children's Museum, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Pfaelzer Hof in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. She co-founded and co-operated the exhibition and studio space Howard Art Project from 2011 - 2015.

Joanna holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.