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The Image Centre, Toronto, May 3 – August 3


Royale Projects, Los Angeles, January 28 – April 1


Magenta Plains Gallery, New York, September 17 – October 22

Death and Furniture, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, June 25 – December

Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 11 – May 15


Time. And Again. Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, June 4 – September 5

–Sculpture International Rotterdam at Kruisplein, The Netherlands, November 5 – December 5


Necrology, Royale Projects, Los Angeles, September 16 – December 1

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, March 15 – May 12


Royale Projects at Expo Chicago,  September 13 – 17

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, March 2 – April 17


L.A. Galerie (Lothar Albrecht), Frankfurt, November 26 – March 11, 2017

Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, Toronto, September 10 – October 1

Window, Artspace, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 1 – 30

BASE/Progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy, June 10 – September 10

Espacios Revalados: Torres de tajamar, Chilean Cultural Council Santiago, Chile, April 7 – 17


Royale Projects, Los Angeles, September 19 – November 14

Vienna Kunsthalle Karlsplatz Public Space, Vienna, March 20 – October 27

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), 221A Semi Public, 271 Union Street, Vancouver, February 21 – February 20, 2016


Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, January 17 – February 28


Galerie Marc Jancou, New York City, March 9 – May 4


Galerie Jancou, Geneva, May 4 – June 9

L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt April 7 – June 30

Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, April 6 – June 23


Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, December 15 – March 3

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Feb 12 – July 3 (catalog)


From shangri la to shangri la, Vancouver Art Gallery Off-Site, Vancouver, January 23 to September 6

I said no, Audain Gallery (windows), SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, January 1 – February 4


L.A. Galerie (Lothar Albrecht), Frankfurt, November 6 – December 31

Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, January 31 – February 28

Arrow Factory Gallery, Beijing


Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, June 12 – July 31

Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, June 6 to July 12

Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, March 8 – April 25


Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, October 26 – December 31

Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, June 30 – August 30 (catalog)

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo De Huarte, Navarro, Spain, April 21 to June 10 (catalog)


Pi, permanent public art installation, Vienna, opened December 1, West Passage, Karlsplatz, Vienna

Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Aug 08 – Sep 09, 2006.


City of Vancouver National Works Yard Commission, Vancouver, September 1 inauguration


Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, December 16 – February 12, 2005

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Centre, Toronto, December 11 – March 6, 2005 (catalog)

Xpo September, Stockholm, September 10 – October 10

Schnitzel Company, Museum in Progress/ Arbeiterkammer Wien, Vienna, June 1 – August 1

LA Galerie (Lothar Albrecht), Frankfurt, January 24 – March 20


Galerie Nelson, Paris, November – December 30

Art Gallery of Windsor, August 20 – October 26

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, Contact Photo/ Art Gallery of Ontario, May 1 – 31

Art Gallery of Calgary, April 18 – June 15

Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, February


Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, September 21 –

January 12, 2003 (catalog)

LA Galerie (Lothar Albrecht), Frankfurt, June 1 – July 20

Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, March 7 to June 1 (catalog)


Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, December 7 – January 26, 2002

Galeria Espacio Electico, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 7 – December 7 (brochure)

There is No Place Like Home, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, October 4 – December 23

The Agency Contemporary Art, London, September 8 – October 20

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, May 25 – June 30

Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan, May 26 – June 15 (artist’s book)

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, May 4 – July 21 (catalog)

Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria, March 1 – 31 (brochure)


There is no place like home, Museum in Progress, Vienna, December 1 – February 28, 2001

LA Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, November 18 – January 27, 2001

The Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, May 12 – June 30


Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, December 2 – January 8

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada, September 17 – November 5

Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, January 16 – February 14


XXIV Sao Paulo Bienal, Sao Paulo, October 4 – December 13 (catalog)

The Agency Contemporary Art, London, September 19 – October 31

Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, January 15 – March 5


Camera Oscura, San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy, April 4 – May 30

FRAC de Haute-Normandie, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France, March 26 – May 9 (catalog)

Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, February 6 – March 15

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, January 31 – March 8


Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, January 12 – February 17


Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, November 9 – December 16

Camden Arts Centre, London, October 12 – November 26 (catalog)

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, July 20 – August 20

Galerie Nelson, Paris, April 29 – June 3

l’Aquarium—Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Valenciennes, France, April 5 – May 13

Salle d’Expositions, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Nancy, France, March 2 – March 24


Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, December 2 – January 14

Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, November 28 – January 14

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada, September 17 – November 13 (catalog)


Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, November 5 – December 4

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, November 5 – December 4

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, January 20 – March 7 (catalog)

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 19 – July 25

Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany, May 9 – June 12

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, March 26 – April 25


Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, December 4 – January 16

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan November 4 -December 31


Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Paris, October 22 – November 30

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, October 11 – November 9

Fine Arts Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, September 19 – October 12

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, April 16 – May 19

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, February 2 – April 7 (catalog)


Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, December 15 – January 27 (catalog)

Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, December 5 – January 20

Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, November 3 – 30

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, September 11 – October 13

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, August 15 – October 8

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, February 24 – April 29

Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, February 17 – March 17


Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, September 8 – October 7

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, September 8 – October 7

Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, January 11 – February 8


Cold City Gallery, Toronto, October 8 – November 2

Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stüttgart, September 9 – October 7

Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, February 28 – May 22 (catalog)

Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France, January 16 – February 27

Nature Morte Gallery, New York, January 3 – January 31


Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, November 13 – December 10

Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, May 7 – June 6


The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, March 29 – April 26

Convertible Showroom Gallery, Vancouver, January 22 – February 8

Nature Morte Gallery, New York, January 6 – January 31


Youth Portraits, Plug-In Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, September 25 – October 13

Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, September 4 – 8

YYZ Gallery, Toronto, January 7 – 26


Partially Buried Sofa, SFU Downtown Studio Gallery, Vancouver December 27 – January 3

Portrait/Logos, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, April 18 – May 5


World Portraits, OR Gallery, Vancouver, October 3 – 15


Artists Space, New York, November 6 – December 6

SFU Downtown Studio Gallery, Vancouver, January 10 – 22


Sculpture for Dream Home, 505 Hamilton Street Studio, Vancouver, July 23 – 30


Two Floorplan Paintings, Vancouver

Architectural Digest Presents, Ian Wallace Studio, 303 Abbott Street, Vancouver


Sculpture for Livingroom/Public Lounge, Ian Wallace Studio, 303 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Walk Piece, outdoor performance, Simon Fraser University campus, October

Entertainment for Surrey, B.C., outdoor performance in Surrey, B.C., July 5 – 10

Anonymous, outdoor project, downtown streets of Vancouver, April



Christine Tien Wang/Ken Lum: What am I doing here? Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, March 16 – April 20

Knock Knock Art, Humour and Meaning, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C., February 2 – April 7

Another Beautiful Country, Moving Images by Chinese American Artists, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, January 25 – May


Layers of Perception: The Pictures Generation and Beyond, Shin Gallery, New York City, November 10 – February 3, 2024

40 years of the FRAC! Gunaikeîon, Frac Île-de-France, les Réserves & Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France, October 15 – February 24, 2024

Movables, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, August 18 – December 17

Songs for Ritual and Remembrance, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, June 17 – September 17


True Pictures: Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, Museum der Moderne – Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria, March 12 – June 26

Working Thought, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, March 5 to June 26


Individuals, Networks, Expressions, M+ Museum, Hong Kong, November 11 – February 4, 2023

Friends and Family, Magenta Plains, New York, October 30 – December 4

True Pictures: Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, June 11 – February 13, 2022

Children Power, FRAC Ile-de-France, Chateau de Rentilly, Bussy St Martin, France, June 2 – July 17

Off the Charts, Royale Projects. Los Angeles, June 12 – September

Pictures and Promises, Vancouver Art Gallery, February 20 – September 6


Thought. Outside. The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, November 12 – January 30, 2021

Lost in America, Der Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, September 10 – January 17, 2021

Alles Echt!, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, February 29 – November 22

Next Year’s Country, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada, February 1 – October 12


Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism, Munich, November 28, 2019 – August 30, 2020

Form, Class and Beauty, Galerie Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany, September 13 – October 26

Collection(s), Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, May 19 – August 9

On Melly Shum, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, April 7 – May 19

Displacement, Vancouver Art Gallery, March 9 – June 19

Come Together: Karen Lofgren, Ken Lum, Joel Otterson, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Royale Projects, Los Angeles, January 16 – March 24

Schengen Baroque Pasolini, Church of San Paolo Converso, Milan, Italy, January 10 – February 16


Days of Reading, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 30 – December 30

The 80s Image, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29 – Spring 2019

International Dumpling Festival, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, September 29

L, Fonds régional d’art contemporain, Ile-de-France, Le Chateau Rentilly, September 22 – October 2, 2019

High Life: John Knight, Ken Lum, Gianni Pettena, Cameron Rowland, Superstudio, Sergio Zevallos, Converso Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy, September

Serpentine Path, Terminal Creek Contemporary, August 25 – September 16, Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

Readymades Belong to Everyone, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, June 22 – August 19

Then and Now, Art Asian Initiative, Philadelphia, May 4 – August 17

Note to Self, Royale Projects, Los Angeles, April 8 – December 16

Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., February 14 – May 13

Photography in Canada: 1960 – 2000, The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 27, 2018 – April 22


Sites of Assembly, Walter C. Koerner Library, University of British Columbia, April 11 – August 13

Transcending Signs: Ken Lum and Panchal Mansaram, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Sept. 7 – October 22

150 Years/150 Artworks: Art in Canada as a Historical Act, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, December – March 2018

Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, July 9 – October 1

Coquitlam, Canada, Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam, BC, May 20 – August 22

Art School High, Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, BC, May 13 – August 26

The Carpet Kartell, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York City, April 27 – May 31

Photography in Canada: 1960 – 2000, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, April 6 – September 17, 2016


 Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, September 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (catalog)

Past/Present/Future, Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 1 – October 30

Do you, Ms Jones? Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, June 24 – July 29

Were it as if, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 27 – August 21

Objects May Appear: Lustre & the Monochrome in Contemporary Art, Royale Projects: Palm Desert, Mar. 19–May 2

Masterworks from the Audain Art Museum, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC, Canada, March 12 – June 30 (catalog)

Hello my name is… Los Angeles, Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, January 30 – March 26


The Road Not Taken: Ai Weiwei, Ken Lum, Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Tomatsu Shomei, Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, November 27, 2015 – January 30, 2016

Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and the Distant Observer, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, November 21 – January 17, 2016 (catalog)

Fascination Photography, Essl Museum Contemporary Art, Vienna, November 13, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Foro Arte Cáceres, Fundación Mercedes Calles y Carlos Ballesteros, Cáceres, Spain, October 23 – 25

Inventory, Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France, September 19 – December 6

Recollection, The Print Center, Philadelphia, September 18 – December 19 (catalog)

In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space Gallery, University of the Arts, London, April 29 – June 10, (catalog)

Views From the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Apr 11 – June 14

Persons of Interest, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, February 28 – May 3

Verortungen, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, January 24 – March 4

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, January 15 – March 7


La Colección ARCO, CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, October 08 – February 1, 2015

Gwen MacGregor, Roula Partheniou, Ken Lum, MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, September 13 – October 11

People’s Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, September 12 – January 4, 2015 (catalog)

You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, June 30 – August 30

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, June 28 – October 19

Punctum, Kunstverein Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, July 26 – September 21 (catalog)

Sympathetic Magic, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada, June 27 – September 14

Nouvelle Generation, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, May 17 – December 31

Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria, May 16 – September 6

Ruptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maru, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, April 12 – June 15

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 7 – May 25 (catalog) 

Border Cultures: Part two (Work, Labour), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, January 25 – April 13 (catalog)


 Neue Ware, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany, January 11 – March 2


Where I live and What I live for, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, December 9 – February 17, 2013

Data Trash, I-20 Gallery, New York City, May 24 – July 20

Street Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, March 8 – September 25

Topografias de la Memoria: a traves de grandes fotografos contemporaneos, AlHondiga-Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, February 1 – April 15

Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Gallery, New York, January 26 – March 3

Who told you so? The collective sotry vs. the individual narrative, Onomatopee Office and Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 4, 2012 – January 1, 2013


One Suitcase Per Person: David Diao, Ken Lum, Hiram To, 1A Space, Hong Kong, November 24 – January 31, 2012 

In the End was the Word: Language as a Medium of the Contemporary Visual Arts, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany, November 12 – December 18

Shore, Forest and Beyond: Art from the Audain Collection, October 29 – January 29, 2012

The 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, September 22 – October 30

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands, September 10 – October 9;

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy, October 14 – November 4; Khoj International Artists’ Association, Delhi, India, November 18 – December 16

Through the Looking Brain: A Swiss Collection of Conceptual Photography, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, June 30 – September 25

Out of Storage: Provisoire & Definitif, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, June 25, 2011 – March 25, 2012

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, June 25 – September 25

Destello, The Jumex Collection Art Museum, Ecatepec, Mexico, April 6 – November 22

ConText – Bild und Text, L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, April 2 – May 28

Bob and Breakfast – Robert Filliou et ses invites, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, March 12 – April 9

FACES: Works from the Permanent Collection, Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 14 — April 10


It is what it is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, November 6 – January 23, 2011

Construction Sites: Identity and Place, Kamloops Art Gallery, October 18 – December 31

Art Moves Festival, Torun, Poland, September 17 – October 17

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980, University of Toronto Galleries, Toronto, September 5 – December 5 (catalog)

Jeux de Rôles, La Garenne Lemot, Gétigné, France, July 9 – October 31

Checking in with your hotspots, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C., July 3 – September 12

Through the Looking Brain: the Photographic Collection of Swiss Collectors Rudolf, Christine and Thomas Bechtler, Kunstmuseum Bonn, June 30 – September 25, 2011

Nether Land, Dutch Cultural Center, Shanghai, June 18 – July 11

Hold Still Wild Youth: GINA Show, OR Gallery, Vancouver, June 4 – July 10

Li Ming, Shirley Tse, Adrian Wong, Ken Lum, Wang Xiaopeng, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, 24 May to 20 June 2010

Volando hacia la tierra/Flying Down to Earth, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo (MARCO), Vigo, Spain, May 21 – August 29, 

Wandering Position: Selections from the inSite Archive, Museum of Contemporary Art of the National University of Mexico, May 20 – August 31

I don’t know whether to laugh of cry, Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada, January 16 – April 18


Gagarin: The Artists in their Own Words, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst S.M.A.K. (Museum of Contemporary Art), Ghent, Belgium, December 4 — March 14

Uneasy Pieces, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, December 5 — 31 

The Jerusalem Syndrome, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel, October 11 — 20  

Just Around the Corner, Arrow Factory, Beijing, August 15 – November 11

Accrochage, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, August 14 – September 10 

DZ BANK Collection, Art Foyer, Platz der Republik, Frankfurt, August 8 – October 10

Mapping and Marking Vancouver 2010: Artist Initiated Public Art Projects, Pendulum Gallery of the HSBC Building, Vancouver, July 6 – July 18

Common History and its Private Stories: Geschichte und Geschichten, MUSA Museum auf Abruf, June 25 – Oct. 3

Les Uns et les Autres:Le portrait dans tous ses états, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint Brieuc, France, June 20 – September 27


 Ironies du presque-rien, Galerie Art & Essai, Universite de Rennes, Rennes, France, September 27 – October 19

Pleinairism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 12 – October 26

7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, September 5 to November 9 (catalog)

Let Me Be Your Mirror, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, February 9 – May 25 (catalog)

Beautiful People, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lérida, Spain, February 7 – April 13


10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, September 8 – November 4 (catalog)

Beautiful People et la Blessure Secrète, June 13 – August 26, Crac Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace, Altkirch, France; February 2 – April 13, 2008, Centre d’Art La Plenara, Lérida, Spain

The Shadow Cabinet, De Appel, Amsterdam, February 17 – April 15, curated by Petra Heck

Real Life 1979 – 1990, January 30 – May 12, Artists Space, New York

Anniversaire des 25 ans de la Galerie Nelson, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, January 13 – February 23


Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, September 30 – February 27

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England, September 16 – November 26 (catalog)

Habiter: Evenement d’Art Public, Quebec City, August 25 – October 1, (catalog)

Sound and Vision, Photographic and Video Images in Contemporary Canadian Art – A Selection of Works from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, July 11 to October 22, 2006 (catalog)

Projekt’80 + 25 = 2005 (#1), Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 18 – March 25 (catalog)

75 Years of Collecting, Vancouver Art Gallery, February 4 – May 14, Vancouver

An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles, February 2 – April 2


Monuments for the USA, White Columns Gallery, New York, December 13 – February 7, 2006 (catalog)

Word and Object, Fleisch, Berlin, September 17 – October 16, 

Private View 1980 2000, Collection Pierre Huber, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-arts, Lausanne, June 14 to Sept. 11 (catalog)

Photographies, Galerie Nelson, Paris, May 28 – July 23

Arbeithaus: einatmen. ausatmen. (House of Work: inhale. exhale.), Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, May 1 – July 17 (catalog)

CCA Artist’s Book Show, Galerie Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, April 16 – May 21

Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, April 7 – May 14 (catalog)

Morir de Amor, Museo Nacional de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City, March 3 – May 22 (catalog)

I don’t know what’s right or wrong, Blackwood Gallery (outdoor installation), University of Toronto at Mississauga, February 9 to September 30

Contemporary Visions: Photographs and videos from the Helga de Alvear Collection, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland, January 10 – February 1


Aufruhr der Gefühle. Leidenschaften in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany, November 21 – January 23, 2005

Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, November 15 – February 15 (catalog)

_____Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, August 21 – October 10

_____Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, March 9 – April 11

Science + Fiction, Deutsches Museum, Munich, October 9 – January 9 (catalog)

Accrochage de groupe, Galerie Nelson, Paris, September 7 to October 2

Aufruhr der Gefuhle. Leidenschaften in der zeitgenossischen Fotografie, Museum fur Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany, August 15 – October 31

Not Done! Het Kunsttenaarsboek (The Artists’ Book), Muhka:Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, June 19 – August 29 (catalog)

Between Nano-World and Global Culture, science + fiction, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, June 18 – September 19

Out of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, June 8 – July 24

Landscapes, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 4 – September 30

Flirts. Art e pubblicita, Museion: Museum fur moderne und zeitgenossische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy, May 28 – Aug 29

Art Nature Grandeur, Parc de La Courneuve, St. Denis, France, May 15 – October 17 (catalog)

Support, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, May 14 to August 29

Schriftbilder Bilderschrift, Galerie Von Bartha, Basel, May 13 – August 31 (catalog)

Walk Me: Die Kunstzeile an der Wienzelle, Architekturzentrum, Vienna, April 15 – May 10

Identities: Canadian Portraits, McMichael Gallery, Toronto, February 28 – June 13


Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, October 9 – January 4 (catalog)

Gegenlicht, Buwog-Kundenzentrum, Vienna, September 30 – December 31

Contact Photo, Toronto Festival of Photography, Toronto, May 1 – 31

Der Rest der Welt, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany, April 5 – June 22 (catalog)

Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, March – (catalog)

Micropolitics: Everyday Life and Art, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Spain, January 31 – March 30 (catalog)

Sight.Seeing: 4th Austrian Triennale on Photography, Graz, Austria, January 10 – February 28 (catalog)

M_ARS. Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, January 11 – March 26 (catalog)

Faiseurs d’Histoire, Galerie du Théâtre de Bretagne, Rennes, France, January 7 – February 23


Science and Fiction, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, December 15 – March 9 (catalog)

      _____Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlruhe, April – June 2003

      _____Kulturforum, Berlin, July – August 2003

      _____Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, November – January 2004

Sans Commune Mesure, Centre National Photographie, Paris, September 11 – November 18 (catalog)

To Whom It May Concern, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, September 4 – October 26

This Place, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, June 29 – January 12, 2003

 Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, June 8 – September 15 (catalog)

26th Duisburger Akzente: Das Eigene und Das Fremde Globalisierung der Kulturen, Galeria Kaufhof, Duisburg, Germany, June 8 – July 7 (catalog)

Le Regard de l’Autre, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France, April 27 – September 2

Mega: manifeste der amaßung—forum für experimentelle architektur, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, April 10 – June 2 (catalog)

Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, December – March 2002 (catalog)

______House of World Cultures, Berlin, September 14 – November


Kommunicative Röhren, OK Centrum für Gengenwartskunst,

Linz, Austria, December 6, 2001 – February 10, 2002 (catalog)

______Casino-Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, March 8 – May 5, 2002

Mutations, TN Probe Gallery, Tokyo, November 10 – January 26, 2002, (catalog)

______Raffinerie, Brussels, October 25 – January 6, 2002

Text Message, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, November 8 – January 4

There is No Place Like Home, Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin, October 4 – December 16

Le Pouvoir de la Réflection, Galerie Liane et Danny Taran, Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman, Montreal, September 13 – November 4 (catalog)

There Is No Place Like Home, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, September 7 – October 21 (catalog)

Shoes or No Shoes, Museum Voor Schoene Kunsten, Gent, Belgium, July 13 – August 26

Affinités, Le Quartier, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Quimper, France, July 1 – October 7

Plateau of Humankind, 49th Biennale of Venice, (Arsenale), Venice, June 10 – November 4 (catalog)

Lofoten Island Summer Festival of the Arts, Lofoten Island, Norway, June 9 – July 15 (catalog)

Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, June 1 – September 23 (catalog)

Archives: Le Printemps, Le Centre Création de Bazouges la Pérouse, France, April 6 – June 4

Group Show with Trans Editions, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, April 3 – 17

Talk the Talk, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, March 15 – April 3


Contemporary Photography II: Anti-Memory, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, November 23 – January 21, 2001 (catalog)

Bienal de Havane, November 16 – December 31 (catalog)

Shanghai Spirit: Shanghai Biennale 2000, Shanghai Art Museum Shanghai, November 6 – December 14 (catalog)


Life Cycles, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, October 24 – December 5 (catalog)

Babel, Ikon Gallery, September 11 – November 7 (catalog)

Venus’s Window, Centro Civico per l’Arte Contemporanea La Grancia, Serre di Rapolano, Italy, July 31 – August 8

Laboratorium, Antwerpen Open, Provinciaal Museum voor Fotografie, June 27 – October 3 (catalog)

Face to Face: Four Centuries of Portraits, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, June 19 – September 26

In the City, FRAC de Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France, May 18 – July 31 (catalog)

Cities on the Move, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, London, May 13 – June 27 (catalog)

Sweet & Sour, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland, April 22 – May 22

Visions Urbaines, Galerie du Rnb, FRAC de Bretagne, Rennes, France, January 11 – 31


Photography as Concept, 4th International Foto-Triennale    Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany, June 28 – September 6 (catalog)

John Currin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sean Landers, Ken Lum, Dan Peterman, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, June 23 – July 16

Between Earth and Sky, University of Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (catalog), June 23 – August 1

Recent Acquisitions to the Photography Collection, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, June 29 – September 27

Cities On The Move, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, June 4 – August 30 (catalog)

      _____PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York, 

Travel and Leisure, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, May 2 – June 30

 Ken Lum, Chen Zhen, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, March   19 – April 25

The Art of Memory: Ken Lum, Liisa Roberts, Bill ViolaJudi Werthein, The Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, March 8 – 22 (catalog)

Arrêt Sur Image, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, March 5 – 31


Cities On The Move, Vienna Secession, Vienna, November 25 – January 18 (catalog)

Repeated Gestures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, November 22  – February 15, 1998

Heaven – Private View, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York,   October 26 – January 30, 1998 (catalog)

Browser: Artropolis ’97, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver,  October 25 – November 23 (catalog)

The Exquisite Corpse, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, October 15 – 19

2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 12 – January 18 (catalog)

 inSITE 97: Artists’ Concepts, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California, September 27 – November 29

 inSITE 97, various public sites in San Diego/Tijuana, September 26 – November 30 (catalog)

Hotel on Fire, Okanagan Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C., Canada, August 16 – October 13 (catalog)

One Minute Scenario, Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France, June 6 – 21 (catalog)

Foto Text Text Foto, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, April – June (catalog)

In Visible Light: Photography & Classification in Art, Science and The Everyday, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, March 5, 20125, 201216 – June 22 (catalog)

      _____Inverleith House, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 13, 1997 – February 15, 1998

      _____Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 

      _____Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, October 10 – January 10, 1999

      _____Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland, January 30 – March 31, 1999

The 20th: 1977 – 1997, The Bartlett Exhibition and Peformance Space, Vancouver, February 12 – 28

Synthese von Fotografie und Text in der Gengenwartskunst,   Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, January 27 – March 10 (catalog)


a/drift, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College,  Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, October 20 – January 5, 1997   (catalog)

Synthese von Fotografie und Text in der Gegenwartskunst, Museum of Modern Art, Bolzano, Italy, September 7 – November 17 (catalog)

Fact or fiction? Four Canadian artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, August 27 – December 1 (catalog)

Shopping: New York, project organized by Jerome Sans and Deitch   Projects, New York (catalog)

Surfing Systems, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany, June 19   – August 4 (catalog)

Reading and Re-reading: Selections from the Permanent  Collection, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, April 20 to June 9 (brochure with essay)

The OH! Canada Project, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto,  February 16 – May 5


Der zweite Blick, Haus der Kunst, Munich, November 4 – December  3 (catalog)

Infra-sound: a city project, various sites in Hamburg, sponsored by Woche die Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg, October 12 – November 30 (catalog)

Shopping, various sites in Bordeaux, sponsored by CAPC, Museum  of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, September 9 – October  (catalog)

Album: The Photographic Collection of the Museum, Museum  Boymans-van Beuningen, August 19 – November 19 (catalog)

Untitled (Reading Room), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, July 15 – August 15

On Board, Riva San Biagio, Venice Biennale, Venice, June 6 – 13   (catalog)

Peinture, Photo et Compagnie, Espaces des Nouvelles Galeries,   Arles, July 7 – August 15 (catalog)

Notion of Conflict: A selection of contemporary Canadian art,  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, May 11 – June 11 (catalog)

Pièces – Meublés, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, May 6 – July 31

Crash Pad, Postmasters Gallery, New York, April 29 – May 27 

Works from the Permanent Collection, Oakville Galleries,    Oakville, Canada, April 8 – May 3


GEWALT/Geschäfte, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin,  December 8 – February 19 (catalog)

 Collection Modern Art, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam,  December (catalog)

Prospect/Retrospect, Kunstmuseum Luzern, October 14 – November  27 (catalog)

Das Archiv/The Archive, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, October   13 – November 2 (catalog)

Practice Ground, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, September 8 – October 23 (catalog)

Die Orte der Kunst: Der Kunstbetrieb als Kunstwerk, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, May 29 – September 11 (catalog)

don’t look now, Thread Waxing Space, New York, January 22 –  February 26 (catalog)


Collections, Musée Municipal de La Roche-sur-Yon, France, December 17 – January 31

Viennese Story, Vienna Secession, December 15 – January 23 (catalog)

Space of Time, Americas Society, New York, September 23 –  (catalog)

      _____Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela

      _____Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

      _____Center for the Fine Arts, Miami

Konstruktion Zitat: Kollective Bilder in der Fotografie,    Sprengel Museum Hannover, August 28 – October 31 (catalog)

Die Sprache Der Kunst: Die Beziehung von Bild und Text in der     Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthalle Vienna, September 3 –   October 17 (catalog)

      _____Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, December 4 – February    20

Before the sound of the beep, various galleries of the Marais,    Paris, August 1 – 31 (catalog)

Guelph Spring Festival, MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph,    Ontario, May 6 – June 13

Canada, une nouvelle génération, FRAC des Pays de la Loire;  Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon; Musée des Sables d’Olonne, April 3 –  May 30 (catalog)

Drawing Ideas, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, March 27 – April 17

Working Documents: Vancouver Drawings, Artspeak Gallery,    Vancouver, January 16 – February 6

Live in your head, Heilgenkreuzerhof, Hochschule fur Angewandte   Kunst & Galerie Metropol, Vienna, January 8 – February 12  (catalog)


Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, December 15 – March 14, 1993 (catalog)

C. Eckart, G. Kuitca, J. Lasker, K. Lum, McDermot & McGough, D.  Moylan, Galleria Galliani, Genoa, Italy, December – January

Proiezioni, Buchholz & Buchholz, Cologne, October 22 – November  18 (catalog)

1968, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, October 17 – December 31  (catalog)

One & One, La Galerie Du Mois, Paris, October 3 – 31

Avantgarde & Kampagne, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf,  September 18 – 27 (catalog)

Moltiplici culture: Arte  Critica 1992, Casa Della Citta, Rome,   May 19 – July 19 (catalog)

The Speaker Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, September – December

“30 11”, Galerie des Archives, Paris, May 13 – July 11

C’est pas la fin du monde, Galerie Art & Essai, La Criée, Halle   d’art contemporain, FRAC Bretagne – Galerie du TNB, Rennes,   France, May 12 – June 27 (catalog)

Sporting Type, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, May 7 – June 2

Neuerwerbungen 1990/1991, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus,      Munich, April 7 – May 10

Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Galerie Nelson, Lyon, France, March 17 – May 16

Cameres Indiscretas, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, March 12 – April 12; Circulo de Bellas Aries, Madrid, May 27 – June 28  (catalog)

Internationale Künstlerplakate Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken,  Germany, March 5 – 22 (catalog)

J. S. Bernard, Ken Lum, Joan Wallace, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, February 15 – March 21


The Wealth of Nations, Centre for Contemporary Art (Ujazdowski  Castle), Warsaw, Poland, December 6 – January 12 (catalog)

Lieux communs –  Figures singulières, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, October 24 – January 5 (catalog)

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA,   October 19 – February 16 (catalog)

As Yet Untitled, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2 – November 1

Projections, Castello di Rivara (Torino), September 21 – November  3

Jessica Diamond, Jeanne Dunning, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hirsch  Perlman, Ken Lum, Michel Zumpf, The Archives, Art Information Center, Rotterdam, September

Just what is it that Makes Today’s Homes so Different, so  Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, New York, September  7 – November 17 (catalog)

Van, Wilkie Fine Arts, Seattle, Washington, July 2 – August 18

Art Conceptuel des Années 70 A Aujourd’hui, Galerie Rüdiger  Schöttle, Paris, May 4 – June 15

Goya to Beijing, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, May 4 – June   17

Bildlicht: Malerei Zwischen Material Und Immaterialität, Museum  Des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, May 3 – July 7 (catalog)

The Museum of Natural History, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, April 27 – June 15

Daniel Buren, Stephen Prina, Ken Lum, Rudolf Stingel, Home: for   Contemporary Theatre and Art, New York, April 26 – May 19

La Revanche De L’Image. Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, March 14 – April 13 (catalog)

Echoes After the Storm: Tiananmen Memorial Art Exhibition, Asian Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 12 – 26

Telekinesis, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, January 10 –  February 2


(not so) Simple Pleasures, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston,  December 8 – February 3 (catalog)

No, Not That One, It’s Not A Chair, Galerie 1900 – 2000, Paris,  December 3 – January 12 (catalog)

Total Metal, Simon Watson , New York, November 3 -December 1   (catalog)

150 Ans de Photographie, Museé des Beaux Art, Nantes, November  16 – January 14, 1991

Art et Publicité, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, October 30 –  February 25 (catalog)

Op-positions, Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam II, Rotterdam,   September 1 – October 14 (catalog)

The Thing Itself, Feature Gallery, New York, July 10 – August 10

Red, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels June 27 – September 29   (catalog)

Goya To Beijing, Centre International d’Art Contemporain,   Montréal, June 1-July 29

 Ausstellungraum, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, April 27 –   June 2

Disconnections, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, March  26 – April 21

Information, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, January 4 –  February 3

Gallery Artists, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, January


Foto-Kunst, Stuttgarter Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, November 11 –  January 14 (catalog)

Selections from the Ann and Marshall Webb Collection, Art   Gallery of York University, Toronto, November 1 – December 17  (catalog)

D & S Austellung, Kunstverein in Hamburg and Kunsthaus Hamburg,  October 13- November 26 (catalog)

Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn   Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, October 10- November 4 (catalog)

Jennifer Bolande, Tim Ebner, Mike Kelley, Ken Lum, Robbin   Lockett Gallery, Chicago, October 6 – November 4

Fictions, Montréal International Airport and Galerie Aubes 3935,  September 30 – December 31 (catalog)

Internationale Foto-Triennale 1989, Villa Merkel, Esslingen,      Germany, September 17 – November 5 (catalog)

The Play of the Unsayable: Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Art of  the 20th Century, Vienna Secession, Vienna, September 13 – October 29 (catalog)

      _____Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, December 15 – January 28

      Oppningsutstallning, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, September 9 – 30

Vis a Vis Der Kamera: Aspekte Der Actuellen Portrait Fotografie, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, July 9 – September 9; Museum of Contemporary Art, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, September 22 – October 29 (catalog)

Problems with Reading/Rereading, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, March 24 – April 22

Prospect 89, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle,  Frankfurt, March 21 – May 21 (catalog)

Ken Lum, Jeff Wall, Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, February 8 – March 18


John Hilliard, Barbara Kruger, Ken Lum, Richard Prince, Jeff  Wall, Galleri Contur, Stockholm, November 19 – December 12

Democracy: Cultural Participation, an exhibition by Group  Material, Dia Art Foundation, 77 Wooster Street, New York,   November 19 – December 20

      Selected Photo-Editions of the 80’s, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf,  Hamburg 

      (W)orte, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, October 28 – November 24

      Gallery Artists, Galerie Crousel-Robelin/Bama, Paris, October 15 – November 26

      Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Ericson & Ziegler, Ronald Jones, Ken    Lum, Julian Opie, Hirsch Perlman, Wolff Gallery, New York,  September 15 – October 8

      Yellow Peril:, Chisenhale Gallery, London, September 26 – October 16

      New York Now, Esbo Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland, August 28 – September 25 (catalog)

      _____Norrköping Museum of Art, Norrköping, Sweden, October 9 Nov 11

      _____Göteborg, Museum of Art, Göteborg, Sweden, November 26 – Jan. 29

      _____Sundsvall Museum of Art, Sundsvall, Sweden, February 11 – March 27

      _____Södertälje Museum of Art, Södertälje, Sweden, April 8 – May 28

      Presi X Incantamento: L’Immagine Fotografica nelle Nuove Tendenze Internationali, Museo Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea,  Milan, June 7 – August 18 (catalog)

      Art et Langage: Annees 80, œuvres choisies,  Centres d’Histoire   de l’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France (catalog)

      Furniture as Art: Recent Tendencies in Sculpture, Museum  Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, April 24 – June 6 (catalog)

      The Discursive Field of Recent Photography, ARC, Toronto, April   2 – 23 (catalog)

      Christoph Andres, Larry Johnson, Ken Lum, Hans-Jorg Mayer, Harald F.Muller, David Robbins, Galerie Daniel Buchholz,   Cologne, February 5 – March 12

      Striving for Ideal Resolution, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary,  January 22 – March 13 (catalog)


Nightfire, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, December 20 – January 31 (catalog)

      Galerie De Lege Ruimte, Brugge, Belgium, December 6 – January 24

      Logos, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York, December

      Signes des Temps, Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, November 28 – January 1

      For Collectors, Cleveland Centre for Contemporary Art,  Cleveland, Ohio

      John M. Armleder, Klaus Vom Bruch, Ken Lum, Hans-Jorg Mayer,  Otto Mecky, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, December

      Jenny Holzer, Louise Lawler, Ken Lum, Galerie Crousel-Robelin/Bama, Paris, October 17 – November 17

      Material Fictions, The 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, September 12 – 16 (catalog)

      _____State University of New York, Binghampton Gallery, October 9- November 8

      Multiples, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, September 11 – October 17

      Alan Belcher, Ken Lum, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, April 8 – May  2

      Kunst Mit Fotographie, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stüttgart, April   4 – May 7 (catalog)

      Der Reine Alltag, Galerie Christophe Dürr, Munich, March 13 – April 25 (catalog)


Foto Cliché, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, December 15 – January 27 (catalog)

      _____The Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

      James Casebere, Clegg & Guttmann, Ken Lum, Galerie Daniel Buchholz (Rudolf Zwirner) Cologne, November 13 – December 6

      Au Coeur du Maelström, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, September 19 – October 19 (catalog)

      Caravelles: General Idea, Sol LeWitt, Ken Lum, Centre National  d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, June 22 – September 25 (catalog)

      Damaged Goods: Desire and the Economy of the Object, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, June 21 – August 10 (catalog)


Transitional Objects: An Exhibition Organized by Joseph Kosuth, Galerie Philip Nelson, Lyon, October 18 – December 21

      Ex-Academe, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, November 1 – 30

      The Public Art Show, Nexus Centre for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, November

      _____C.W. Woods Gallery, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

      _____Carolina Program Union, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

      _____Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee; Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida

      _____North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 16 – October 19, 1986

      _____University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

      Barbara Ess, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Galerie Rudiger Schottle, München, July 17 – August 31 (catalog)

      Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, The 49th Parallel Center for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, February 9 – March 9


Poco Rococo, Coquitlam Mall, Coquitlam, British Columbia, June 2 – 15

      Miyagi Biennale, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan, April 24 – May 6 (catalog)

      Contact II, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, January 9 – 29


Real Life Magazine Presents, White Columns Gallery, New York,  May 11 – 26


Living Art Performance Festival, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver,  September 21 – October 21 (catalog)



Emptiness is the Nature of All Things: The Paintings of Brenda Draney, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto.


Letter to My Mother, an essay published in Best! Letters from Asian Americans.

Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991 – 2018. Concordia University Press, Montreal. 340 pages.


Revisiting 1984 China. I contributed an essay to the book Beautiful China, published by L/A (Landscape/Architecture) magazine. The book was censored by the Chinese government and remains unpublished.

Necrology Series, “Language and Art” issue, Border Crossings, Issue 149, Volume 38, Number 1, April-May 2019, pages 73 – 77.


On Monument Lab, Winter 2018 issue, January 26, 2018


Monument Lab: Memorializing Philadelphia as a Place of Crisis and   Boundless Hope. lab-memorializing-Philadelphia


The Other in the Carpet Catalogue essay for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland exhibition: “Carpets by Artists”

Living in America: The differences in the Canadian and American   Art Scenes, Canadian Art, Winter, 2016


Some Reflections on Urban Public Art Today. Urban Link Penn IUR online magazine  


From Chalk Circle to Full Circle: The Art of Ian Wilson. Dia Art Foundation, New York City.

      Looking Up: Art and the Image, M+ Museum of Visual Culture Publications, texts from M+ Matters: ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION symposium, Hong Kong.

Canadian Identity Debates are Broken. Let’s Fix them. Canadian Art, May 9,


Past & Present, Art & Labour Meet, Canadian Art, December 4,

      The City of Brotherly Love, Canadian Art, August 5,


W/Here: Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century, European League of Institutes of the Arts Annual Symposium, Vancouver


Yishu, Archives and China-West exchanges in museology to date, CIMAM: The International Council of Museums, Barcelona, Spain

Melly Shum hates her job, but not the Witte de With, Witte de With Press, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (catalog essay for the 20th anniversary of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art


Dear Steven, (chapter essay) Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ed: Steven Henry Madoff

To Say or Not to Say: Art and the Real, Emily Carr University Press, Vancouver.  Ed: Sadira Rodrigues and Melanie O’Brian

The Art of Liu Wei, In Production Mode: Contemporary Art in China, Timezone 8 Books, Beijing Ed: Pauline Yao


Ultimo Bagagio, Hubert Damisch and Ken Lum, One Star Press, Paris


Encountering Chen Zhen, Exhibition Catalogue essay, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna


Gentle Indifference: the Art of Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, ISBN: 1-894699-36-X / 978-1-894699-36-5


Surprising Sharjah, Canadian Art, Vol. 22, Pt. 3, Fall 2005, pages 98 – 103

Contemporary Art within and without Institutions, Siting International Exhibitions: Biennales and the South, Constitution Club, Delhi (conference anthology) 

Desire and Nomadicity: The Life of the Artist, (catalog essay), 7th Sharjah Biennial exhibition catalog, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Aesthetic Education in Republican China, (catalog essay), Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945, (exhibition catalog), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany


Editorial Comment, Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vol. 1, No. 1, May, pages 4 – 8


There Is No Place Like Home, Le Mois de La Photo, Montreal, published by Vox: Centre de Diffusion de la Photographie, September, pages 92 – 97

In Search of Wabi-Sabi, Center For Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (Artist’s book project), 84 pages

An Interview with Ken Lum, by Cathy Busby, National Gallery of Canada Review, Vol. 2, 89 – 104

Special Project Consultant, The Short Century: Post Colonial African Art, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Of Chinese Contemporary Art and Continued International Engagement, Art & Collection (Taiwan)

Homage a Chen Zhen, Point d’Ironie, Agnes B Boutiques, Paris

      Contradiction and Future Synthesis in the Model of the Shanghai Biennale, Art & Collection (Taiwan), 12, No. 99, pages 70 – 71 

The Artist as Travelling Minstrel, Art & Collection, 9, No. 96, pages 114 – 117


Canadian Cultural Policy: A Problem of Metaphysics, Inside Out: Reassessing International Cultural Influence Conference, BWA Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

Window onto Venus Conference Reportage, Centro Civico, Serre di Rapolano, Italy, July 31 – August 8.

Considerations of Race, Sex and Multiple Identities aboard the Raft of the Medusa, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Spring/Summer 1999, No. 10

Shanghai Biennale, Art & Text, No. 65, May-July, pages 88-89

Dak’Art 98, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Fall/Winter 1998, No. 9, page 71

Blame it on Conceptual Art, La Pala: A non-objectual art virtual magazine, (Mexico)


Dak’Art 98, Art & Text, No. 63, November-January, pages. 89-90

Windows into Germany’s Soul: The Ambivalent Gaze of Photographer Thomas Ruff, National Post, (Canada) Friday, November 20, Arts & Life, pages B6-B7 

Review of 6 New Vancouver Modern, Canadian Art, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer/June, pages 46-51


Beauty, Textuality, and Allusion in Photo-Media Art: Strategies   of Canadian Artists as Producers, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the   University of British Columbia, panel discussion moderated    by James L. Gillespie, Vancouver, Canada (November 8)

      Opening Remarks and Plenary SpeakerThe Parable of the Young     Artist, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Emily      Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (November 6)

      Low, William and Lum Ken: “Dialogue with Contemporary Asian Artists”, (video discussion) Asia Pacific Arts Festival, Asian    Centre, University of British Columbia, October 23

      Lemieux, Lyse, and Lum, Ken: “Dialogue on the exhibition of the Gordon Smith Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery,” le Monde      a l’Enver, French Radio-Canada (Vancouver), Sunday, October 27

      Photography/text pages for catalog Parisien(ne)s, an exhibition sponsored by the Institute of International Visual Arts held at Camden Arts Centre, London, February 7 – March 23


Frisinghelli, Christine, ed., “Ken Lum”, Camera Austria, No. 51 – 52, pages 88-98

      Zalm, Olivier, and Fleiss, Elein, eds. “Liquid Science Fiction: Interview with William Gibson by Bernard Joisten and Ken Lum,    Purple Prose, (Paris), No. 9, Summer, pages 10-16

Perrin, Frank, ed. Bloc Notes, (Paris), No. 8, Winter, pages 58-59

      “Ten Widely Played Stories on Local Television and Newspaper in One August Week in Vancouver, Canada “, catalog essay for exhibition by Alexander Timtschenko at Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany


Brooks, Sharon, and White, Carolyn, eds. “Pull-out poster project”,

      Work, (Toronto), edition 1, Summer: centerfold

      Brayer, Marie-Ange, ed. “Byron Nelson Chang”, Exposé, (Orléans, France), No. 1, Spring: pages 74-77


Nixon, John, ed. Kerb Your Dog, (Sydney, Australia), No. 13


Imschoot, Uitgevers, publishers, Speculations, Ken Lum, (Gent, Belgium)

      coordinated by Cornelia Lauf, IL Series of books.


Snodgrass, Susan, ed., “Carnegie Library Project”, Whitewalls (Chicago), No. 29, pages 15-21


Public Access. “Untitled Language Paintings, 1987”, Public (Toronto), Vol. 1, Winter: pages 44-51


“Advertisements by Artists: Alan Belcher, Ken Lum, Jana     Sterbak”, C Magazine, Canadian Art, File Megazine, Parachute, Parallelogramme, Parkette, Vanguard, Winter – Spring issues

      Ess, Barbara & Branca, Glenn. eds. “Thought Objects”, Just Another Asshole, (New York), No. 7, pages 30


General Idea, ed., File Megazine (Toronto), No. 26, December


Lawson, Thomas, ed., Real Life Magazine (New York), No.12, pages 13-14

      Legris, Peter, ed. Rubicon  (Montreal), No. 3, pages 212-213


Lawson, Thomas, ed., Real Life Magazine, (New York), No. 8, pages 14-15

      RT4: City Art Institute Student News, (Sydney, Australia). Cover.


Performance Art Magazine, (Los Angeles) 2, June, page 41



Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C., Canada, March 26 (Virtual)

The Double Life of Corita Kent, Corita Kent Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 7

USC Asia Pacific Museum, Pasadena, CA, January 27


Barnard College, New York City, November 30

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, August 23

China East Normal University, Shanghai, China, July 23

Fogo Island SUF Hall, Fogo Island, NL, Canada, June 28

Art Curators’ Conference: The Curator in Public Art, Prince George Ballroom, New York City, May 8

Canadian Arts Conference Keynote, Koerner Hall, University of Toronto, April 15

Royale Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, April 1

Saving Honolulu Chinatown, Chinese American Museum, Washington, D.C., January 6


Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, September 21

CARFAC Alberta/Saskatchewan (virtual presentation), September 4

CBC Radio, “Q with Tom Powers, September 1

International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, August 31, Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Art & Public Toronto, May 11

Remai Modern, Saskatoon, May 7

Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania, April 26

Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, January 19


Fondation Phi, Montreal, December 3

Monumental Reckoning, Paueru Gai, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver, November 20

Monument Lab x TO, Toronto, Canada, October 29

Glo Says Lets Talk Local, Podcast with Gloria Chong, Vancouver, October 24

Art and the Book, Volume 4 MTL, Montreal, September 29

Public Art and Monuments, Creative Canada Network, September 14

Menil Collection, Houston, TX, August 18

Yaddo Artists Forum: Reimagining Monuments, Yaddo Artist Residency, May 21

Monuments as Sites of Reckoning: the Built Environment as a Memorial, Chicago Monuments Project, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, April 29

Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, January 8


Project (unmonumenting), Stichting NDSM-werf Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 8 and 15 (webinar)

Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. December 3

Public Art and its Antimonies: Conversation with Steve Locke, Wang Xu, and Ken Lum, Asian Art Archive, New York, December 1

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, November 30

Creative City Network of Canada Podcast, McEwen University, Edmonton, Alberta, November 20

Shaping the Past: Black Digital Futures, Goethe Institute, Toronto, October 23

Art, Design and the Public Domain Program, Department of Architecture, Harvard University, October 22, Cambridge, MA

Ken Lum in conversation with Kim Nguyen, Vancouver Art Book Fair, October 18

Becoming Public Art: Keynote Presentation, Markham Public Art Summit, Markham, Ontario, October 13

Stonecroft Lecture, University of Ottawa/National Gallery of Canada, October 12

Confronting Confederate Legacy Through Monument Removal, The Architect’s Newspaper. September 25

Monuments and Social Justice, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, September 24

Art and Social Responsibility Today, Artblog, Philadelphia, September 23

Next Steps for Monument Lab, Temple University, Philadelphia, September 22

South China Evening Post, Hong Kong interview

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, September 10

      Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., September 2

Do We Still Need Monuments, Brooklyn Rail, New York, August 6

Markers, Monuments and Meaning: A National Conversation, Wisconsin Historical Society (Milwaukee), July 16

The Role of Public Art in Representing the Past, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Podcast #9 with Monument Lab (Paul Farber and Ken Lum), June 26

Vancouver Art Gallery, May 26

Concordia University (Montreal) podcast, May 23

IG Interview, Frieze Art Fair, May 3

Art Metropole, Toronto, March 21

Invisible City Symposium. On Regionalism: Mid-century Art, Architecture and Culture in North America. University of the Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, March 6

Conversation Ken Lum and Alexander Alberro, The Print Center, Philadelphia, March 4

Shadbolt Center Studio Theatre, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, February 27

Monument Lab Public Conversation. Housing Works Bookstore, New York, February 19

Public Art: City, Politics. Memory. Conference. Literaturhaus, Munich, Germany, January 30

Keynote Address for the Opening of Melly Space, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 17


Navigating Landscapes of Memory: Reflections on Process and Power in Public Space with Monument Lab, Creative Time, Summit X, Cooper Union, New York City, November 16

Monument Lab: Public Think Tank on the High Line, New York, October 12

Future prospects and restorative strategies: How can we commemorate together? Bibliotheque et Archives nationale du Quebec, Montreal, October 7

VanCity Theatre, Vancouver, September 10

Madison Square Park Conservancy Symposium: Innovating Public Space, Sony Square, New York City, June 21

Theory X, The Bentway, Toronto, June 16

Not My Type: Thoughts on Typographic Taste, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 24

Monuments Summit, The Bentway, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 11

Monuments and Memory, Wolf Humanities, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, April 17

American Social History Project, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York City, February 6

Design Advocacy Group, Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia


PASTFORWARD: A conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, November 15

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 1

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 1

Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 17

Alliances of Artists Communities Conference, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, October 13

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, October 10

MAS Summit for New York City, Municipal Art Society of New York, St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City, October 9

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario, September 27

Front Triennale, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, September 13, 14

Enduring Legacies of Public Art, Memorials, and Monuments. American for the Arts Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO, June 14

Colby College, Waterville, ME, April 24

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., March 29

Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 15

Talk with Doreen Garner and Ken Lum, Art21, Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, New York City, February 5


Visibility Conference, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, December 4

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, October 19, 20

Monumental Exchange: Paul Farber, Tyree Guyton, Ken Lum, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, October 11

Art Canada Institute, Toronto, June 16

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, March 23

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, March 2


Peace through Valour memorial unveiling, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto, Canada, June 24

BASE: Progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy, June 9

Micro-Monuments, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, May 26 to 27

Praxis Dialogue II: Arts and Culture, FringeArts Performing Arts Theater, Philadelphia, April 11


Making Home in the City: University-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Culture, and Humanities, Panel Moderator: Ken Lum, October 23

Art in the Service of Future Generations: a Dialogue between Veit Stratmann, Bethany Wiggin, Amze Emmons, Ken Lum and Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, October 6

Monument Lab: Ken Lum and Paul Farber, Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, May 8

Why do Humanities Matter? Trustees Council of Penn Women Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 16

Designing for Collective Action: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Sergio Araya, Ken Lum, Aaron Levy and Orkan Telhan, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, March 27

Activism, Evangelism, Art Panel with Pepon Osorio, Amy Sadao and Ken lum, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, March 23

Vienna Kunsthalle Karlsplatz, Vienna, March 20

Art and the Activation of Public Space, Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria, March 17 to 19

Artist as Curator, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, March 5

In Conversation: Mark C Martinez and Ken Lum, The Galleries At Moore, Moore College of Art and Design, March 3

Department of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, January 28-29


Alberta Public Art Summit, Canmore, Alberta, October 30

      Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago, October 27

      Parsons School of Design, New York, October 15

      Canada Remix, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University, Montreal, September 23

      Transart, Vienna, Austria, May 23

      Universität für Angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts), Vienna, Austria, May 22

      Artblog Radio Interview with Roberta Fallon and Libby, February 4


Yale Radio WYBC Interview by Brainard Carey, podcast archived at, December 12

From Chalk Circle to Full Circle: The Art of Ian Wilson, Dia Art Foundation, New York, December 9

Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, November 25

M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong, November 23

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, November 6 – 7

Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, October 23

Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25

Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, Terra Hall, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, September 14

      Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26 – 27

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 4


Geneva University of Art and Design (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design Geneve), Geneva, Switzerland, May 2

      Department of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, April 24,25

      Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 20

      From Analog to Digital Photography, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

      February 7

      Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, January 10


Arts Initiative Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, November 26

      1A Space, Hong Kong, November 23 

      British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia,    September 21

      Art Moves Festival, Torun, Poland, September 16

      Simon Fraser University and Portland Housing Society Community Services Society, Inter-Urban Gallery, Vancouver, June 28

      Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, June 26

      Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 26

      Nieuw Welgelegen, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 19

      Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 17

“World Voices, Canadian Voices,” American Comparative Literature Association World Conference, Hyatt Hotel, Vancouver April 2, 

      February 10, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


“Ghost Walk in Chinatown,” Vancouver, December 10

Conversations about Contemporary Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, November 19

“Yishu, archives, and China-West Exchanges in Museology to Date,” International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art Conference 2010 annual conference: “Common ground for museums in a global society”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, November 9

Literatures and Public Spaces,” Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal, October 15 – 16

Public Salon: Vancouver Global Civic Society, The Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver, September 23

Public Art and the Unsayable,” Department of Art History and Visual Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, September 22

Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China, September 10

Pecha Kucha, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, June 23

Centre for Art in Public Spaces, Langara College, Vancouver, March 3 

Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, January 12


“To say or not to say,” Speaking Truth to Reconcilation Symposium, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, October 23

“On a Redefinition of the Art School,” Manufactura’s Studio Gallery, Wuhan, China, September 19

Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, July 20

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, July 7

On biennials/Tutto sulle biennali, C Festival Arte Contemporanea, Faenza, Italy, April 17 – 19

Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, January 6


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, June 18

University of California, Berkeley, March 27

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, January 29


Encountering Chen Zhen,” China and Canada, interconnected Conference, McCord Museum, Montreal, November 2

C6: The Art World is Flat, Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago, April 27

Graduating Exhibition Keynote, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, April 20

10th Annual Canadian Arts Summit, Sofitel Hotel Convention Centre, March 23, Montreal

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Scarborough, Ontario, March 6


CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 8

Meduse Centre d’Art, Quebec City, August 25

Sydney Biennale, Center of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney, August 10

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, August 9

Australian National University School of Art, August 8

International Sculpture Center Conference, Crossroads Cincinnati, Cintas Center, Cincinnati, June 22

Asian Maps II, ARCO, Madrid, February 3


Exhibition: A willing space? Panel discussion with Tadashi Kawamata, Director, Yokohama Triennale; Yusuke Nakahara, art critic; Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Alanna Heiss, Director, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MOMA, New York, Yokohama Symposia, Yokohama, Japan, September 29

“Art and Ethnology”, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June 30

Multiculturalism in Vancouver: Panel Discussion, Sponsored by CBC Radio 1, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, May 2 (panelist)

On Chinese Contemporary Photography, Seattle Art Museum and University of Washington, Seattle, April 16

Expo Centre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 8 (moderator)

Interview with Ken Lum (part two, hour two) on Dubai Eye Radio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28

Interview with Ken Lum (part one, hours one) on Dubai Eye Radio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14 

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Centre, Toronto, February 13

Trinity College, University of Toronto, February 11   

University of Toronto at Mississauga, February 9

Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington, February 4

Southern Biennales: Locus and Curatorial Concepts, Constitution Club, Delhi, India, January 17

Contemporary Art within and without Institutions, Constitution Club, Delhi, India, January 16


Concordia University, Montreal, October 20, 21

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, September 22, 23

Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, September 17

Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 10


Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, October 11

Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio, January 30

l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Brest, France, January 13 – 17


l’Université du Quebec á Montréal, October 23, 24

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, October 21, 22

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, October 20

“Conversation with Ken Lum,” CBC FM Arts Report, Ottawa, September 20

“A dialogue between Lu Jie and Ken Lum,” Zunyi International Symposium: Curating in the Chinese Context, Long March Foundation, Guiyang, China, August 10

Contemporary Chinese Art, Fairchild Chinese Radio (hosted by Shengtian Zheng and Grace Leong), Vancouver, July 5

Chair: “Locating Asia: Globalisation and Art,” Morris Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, May 4

“Entrevue avec Ken Lum,” In Situ (hosted by Christoph Domino), Radio France Culture, Paris, April 17

Department of Visual Art, University of Art and Design, Zurich, April 4

University College of the Fraser Valley, Department of Fine Arts, Abbotsford, B.C., March 28

Royal College of Art, Department of Graduate Photography, London, March 13

University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, January 24, 25

The Success and Failure of Canadian Art, Contemporary Art Society, Vancouver, January 22


Art and Teaching: Fact or Fiction, Canadian Art Foundation symposium, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, November 14

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, October 25

St. John’s College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 18

Royal College of Art, London, England, October 4

Lux Centre for Digital and Media Art, London, England, October 2

On Location, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, September 27

Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 13

Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan, May 16

Curatorial Practice and Criticism in Latin America: Trans-American Conversations on Art, (with Franis Alÿs, Bruce W. Ferguson, Ken Lum, Kitty Scott), Americas Society and Columbia University, New York, March 19

There is No Place like Home, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria, March 13

      University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, February 14 – 15


Institut für Experimentelles Gestalten und Raumkunst, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, December 15

Command N Centre for Electronic Art, Tokyo, November 26

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, November 25

Teatro Nacional, Galeria René Portocarrero, Havana, Cuba, November 16

Department of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, October 20

“A view from Goree Island and some thoughts on Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa,” Departments of English, African Studies and French, Yale University, October 19

“The Role of the Artist,” Comox Valley Art Conference, North Island College, Courtenay, August 25 – 27


National Museum of Ethnology of the Netherlands symposium, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 25 – 27

Inside Out: Reassessing International Cultural Influence, BWA Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland, June 12 – 16

State of the Art: Public Art in Vancouver, public forum discussion presented by Urbanarium, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, February 3

The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, January 16


School of Architecture, University of British Columbia, November 27

Las letras del arte [Art and Textuality], VII FITAC conference (International Forum on Contemporary Art Theory), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 10 – 12.  

Interview with Ken Lum, Radio Television Hong Kong: The Morning Show, Hong Kong (June 25), 

A conversation on contemporary art with Serge Guilbaut, Yves Michaud, Ken Lum and Kitty Scott, CITR UBC Radio, Vancouver (April 6)

Onder Aula, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (January 14)


Speaker Series 97, Contemporary Art Society and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (December 5)

Beauty, Textuality, and Allusion in Photo-Media Art: Strategies of Canadian Artists as Producers, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia, panel discussion moderated    by James L. Gillespie, Vancouver, Canada (November 8)

Opening Remarks and Plenary Speaker, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (November 6)

l’Academie Francaise, Villa Medici Rome, Italy (April 29)

l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Havre, Yvetot, France (April 28)

l’Ecole Régionale d’Arts Plastiques de la Martinique, Fort-de-France, Martinique, April 14 – 23


Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia, September 6

 Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia (September  5)

      Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (September 4)

      University of Westminster, London, England (February 20)

      University of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, England (February 19)

      Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (February 17)

      Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland (February 16)

      Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland (February 14, 15)

      Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England (February 13)

      Department of Fine Art, University of Leeds, England (February 13)

      University of Derby, Derby, England (February 12)

Picturesque/Anti-Picturesque: Art at the Crossroads of  Photography, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Feb 1


Panel Discussion: Sasha Craddock, Ken Lum, Gillian Wearing, Camden Arts Centre, London, England, Oct. 14

Art in Vancouver, Cubitt Street Studios, London, England (October 11)

      Culture Matin: Interview with Ken Lum, Radio France Culture, Paris, France (June 13)

      Universität Gesamthochschule Essen, Essen, Germany (June 1, 2))

      Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands (May 10, 11)

      l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France (April 4)

      l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France (February 27 – March 2)

      Franco-Canadienne Rencontre, Musée d’Art Contemporain,  Marseille, France (February 20)

      l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France (February 13  – 16)

      Goldsmith College, University of London, England, (February 7)

      De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (January 17, 24, 30,  April 2)


Symposium on Photography XV, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria  (October 14 – 16)

      L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France,  (October 11)

      University of Windsor, School of Visual Arts, Windsor, Ontario   (September 22 – 23)

      Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario (September 19)

      Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (September 17)

      Walking Through the City: The Peripatetic in the Work of Dan  Graham, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (August 17)


University of Graz, Department of Art History, Graz, Austria

      Okanagan College, Department of Fine Arts, Kelowna, B.C.


Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,  Australia

      Akademie der Bilden Kunsten, Stüttgart, Germany

      Akademie der Bilden Kunsten, Munich, Germany

      Goldsmith College, University of London, London, England

      Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands

      Cameras Indiscretes, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain


Public Radio interview, Warsaw, Poland

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 Wilkie Fine Arts, Seattle, Washington


Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C


University of Western Washington, Bellingham, Washington

University of Toronto, Department of Architecture, Toronto, Ontario


Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario

Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec


University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Art, Ottawa, Ontario

University of Victoria, Canada


Office for Ability and Desire, Brussels, Belgium

University of Manitoba, School of Visual Arts, Winnipeg,    Manitoba


YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

University of Victoria, Canada

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta


2023 Scotiabank Photography Award

2020  Mellon Award to Monument Lab 

Government of Canada Governor-General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

2019  Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the Art Gallery of Ontario

2018  Knight Prototype Fund (for Monument Lab), Knight Foundation

      Surdna Foundation Grant

      Pew Fellowship, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage      

2017  Officer of the Order of Canada

2016 Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Award, MuralArts Philadelphia and Monument Lab team of Will Brown, Paul Farber and Ken Lum

2015  Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

      Kings Crossing, Vancouver 

2014  Monument Lab, Pew Arts and Heritage Grant awarded to team of Will Brown, Paul Farber and Ken Lum

2013  Fellow, Penn Institute for Urban Research 

Canadian Campaign in Italy WWII Memorial, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto 

Concord Park Development Project, Toronto, Canada 

Marine Gateway Development Project, Vancouver, Canada 

Artist member of Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant engineering team, Vancouver, Canada 

2012  Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, Missouri 

2011  City of Torun (Poland) Artist Achievement Award

2010  570 Bay Street Public Art Toronto. Completed July 2013

Utrecht, Nieuw Welgelegen Public Art Competition, Utrecht, The Netherlands

City of Edmonton Walterdale Replacement Bridge Design Team 

2009  Monument to East Vancouver, Mapping and Marking Public Art Commission, City of Vancouver

2007  Hnatynshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award

2006  City of Vienna Westpassage Karlsplatz Public Art Competition Vienna, Austria

2005  City of Vancouver National Works Yard Public Art Commission 

2003  Distinguished University Professor Award, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dorothy Somerset Award for Distinction in Fine and Performing Arts, Vancouver

2002 Public Art Commission, Region of La Plaiv, Switzerland

2000  On Location: Art for the New Millenium, Public Art  

Commission, Vancouver Art Gallery

Killam Award for Outstanding Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1999  Public Art Commission, State of Siena, Italy

The Garden of Eden, Public Art Commission, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, New York City


2022 RAIR Artist-In-Residence Jury, Philadelphia

Juror, City of Ottawa Cambridge Street Public Art, Ottawa

2021  Board of Advisors, Center for Architecture, New York

2019  Member of the Board of Advisors, Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada

Advisor, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City

GSA Art Jury, Harrisburg, PA

Juror, King Salman Park Competition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2018  Advisor, Stenton House Museum and Gardens, Philadelphia

2017  Juror, AIMIA Photography Prize, New York

GSA Art Jury, Harrisburg, PA

2015  Juror, Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis

Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Canada Post, Ottawa, Ontario

2014  CACHET (Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training) board member, University College, University of Toronto

Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Canada Post, Ottawa, Ontario

2013  CACHET (Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training) board member, University College, University of Toronto

Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Canada Post, Ottawa, Ontario

2012  Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Canada Post, Ottawa, Ontario

Juror, Lola Awards for Contemporary Dance, Vancouver

2011  Juror, Urban Design Awards, Edmonton

Board of Directors, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

Juror, 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards, City of Vancouver

Board of Directors, OR Gallery, Vancouver

Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Canada Post, Ottawa, Ontario

Special Recognition Award, Centre A: Centre for Asian Art

Juror, Brink Award, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

2010  Juror, 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards, City of Vancouver

Advisor, Committee on Canadian Art and International Exchanges,   Canada, Council for the Arts, Ottawa

Juror, Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Awards, Toronto

2009  Juror, Hillcrest Public Art competition, City of Vancouver

Juror, 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award, City of Vancouver

Juror, RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Toronto and Montréal

2008  Juror, Bloomberg Young Contemporaries Exhibition, London, UK

Juror, Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Beijing, China

2007 Advisory Board, The Fillip Review, Vancouver (to present)

2005  Juror, SSHRC Creative and Performing Arts Committee, Ottawa, May 18 – 21

Committee member, Canada Council Advisory Board on Equity in the Arts

Co-curator, 7th Sharjah Biennial: Belonging, Sharjah Art Museum and Sharjah Expo Centre, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 6 – June 6

2004  Co-curator, Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, October 14 – January 16, 2005

Curator, 14th Northwest Annual Exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, October 9 – November 20

Advisory Committee, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, various dates, July, August, September, October

2003  Vancouver Art Gallery Master Planning Committee (until 2004)

2002  Juror, Prix de Rome competition for The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 2002 to April 2003 

Member of the board, Center A: Center for Asian Art, Vancouver,   2002 – 2007

Member of the advisory board, Tokyo Arts Initiative, Tokyo, Japan, 2001 – present

Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary  Chinese Art, (Taipei and Vancouver), 2001 – 2005, Board of Advisors, 2005 – 2018

2001  Project Manager, The Short Century: Independence and Liberation  Movements in Africa, 1945 – 1994. Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized for the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich,  Germany and MoMA at PS1, New York

2000  Curator, Window Into Venus, (a conference on art in the midst of social ruin, with Israeli, Palestinian, Cuban, American, Italian and Canadian artists), Centro d’Arte Contemporaneo, Serre Di Rapolano, Italy, 2000

1998  Member of the board, Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 1998   – 2002

1994 Member, Public Art Committee For the City of Vancouver (to 1996) 

1992 Member of the board, OR Gallery, Vancouver (to 1994)

1983 Director and Curator, OR Gallery, Vancouver (to 1984)


Marilyn J Taylor Penn Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania 2019 – present

Penn Humanities+Urban+Design Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2017 to present

Professor, Chair of Fine Arts, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, 2016 – present

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Fine Arts, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2012 – 2016

Rijksademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2010 – 2011

Low Residence Program MFA Professor, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, 2010, 2011

Master Class Professor, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, 2009, 2010, 2012

Graduate Advisor, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, 2009, 2010

Invited Guest Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, Summer 2009

Invited Guest Professor, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2007 – 2008 

Graduate Professor, Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2005 – 2007

Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2000 – 2006; Associate Professor, 1995 – 2000;

Assistant Professor, 1990 – 1995

Guest Professor, China Art Academy, Hangzhou, China, Spring 2000

Professeur Invité, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, October 1996 – June 1997

Professeur Invité, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, October 1994 – June 1995

Invited Professor, Akademie der Bilden Kunsten, Munich, Germany, Summer Session, May to September 1992

Sessional Instructor, Center for The Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 1989

Sessional Instructor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 1988