Vunkwan Tam

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Untitled (The traffic noise arched over a bubbling mass of public conversation and pattering footsteps on concrete), 2021
Body bags
Installation view, ‘A Temporal Test for all Possible Clouds,’ 2021, Tempé Art Space

Untitled (A billionaire unveils an electric truck styled after a 1996 polygon render), 2020
Goat horn, sink, mouthwash

Untitled (IIIII, a Quiet Life), 2021
Straw hats, enamel paint

Untitled (XXI), 2022
Sunflower stems, nails
Installation view, ‘Temporary,’ 2022, Negative Space

It was not good in my garden that year/ It was not good in my garden/ I am not brave/ I am a merchant/ My trade was bad for me/ But for my family and for my fearful son, Drake/ It sure looked like bravery/ But it was not good in my garden that year/ It was not good in my garden, 2020
Cardboard boxes, concrete, spray paint, emulsion paint, stainless steel zip-ties, bricks, acrylic picture frame, chains, metal parts

Spoiled, My New Wine, 2021
Single channel video
Installation view at mcg21xoxo, Hong Kong

Untitled (Gh) No.1-5, 2020
Cardboard boxes, spray paint, emulsion paint, stainless steel zip-ties, duct tape, mounted canvas, Korg monologue, concrete fragments, bricks, found images, found texts

Humanity hit a peak in 1588, 2022
White noise machine
Installation view, ‘Temporary,’ 2022, Negative Space

L.O., 2021
PVC pipe, T-shirt, engine oil
Installation view, ‘Noble Rot,’ 2022, Para Site

Untitled (The First 10 Years), 2021
Mannequin, hat, enamel paint
Installation view, ‘A Temporal Test for all Possible Clouds,’ 2021, Tempé Art Space

Untitled (Today We Must Savour), 2021
Crow wing, 2nd century BCE Celtic socket axe

Untitled (Two Baby Chairs), 2021
Baby chairs
Installation view, ‘A Clockwork Lai Chi,’ 2021, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre 

Untitled (Mob), 2021
Diapers, metal wires
Installation view, ‘A Temporal Test for all Possible Clouds,’ 2021, Tempé Art Space

Vunkwan Tam’s artistic practice ranges across sculpture, video, text, sound, and installation. He has participated in exhibitions and performances in Hong Kong including ‘Noble Rot,’ Para Site (2022), ‘Temporary,’ Negative Space (2022), ‘Sound Forms,’ ‘Contemporary Musiking,’ Tai Kwun Contemporary (2020); ‘Play. Boredom.Worship.,’ Tomorrow Maybe (2019); ‘New Babylon,’ Prsntprsnt (2019); and ‘Sincerity Machine,’ Twenty Alpha (2019).

Education

2020
Chinese University of Hong Kong, BFA

Exhibitions

2022
Temporary, Negative Space, Hong Kong
2021
A Temporal Test for all Possible Clouds, Tempé Art Space, Hong Kong
活體洞, Virtue Village, Hong Kong
A Clockwork Lai Chi, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2019
New Babylon, Prsntprsnt, Hong Kong