Born 1962 - Hong Kong
Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong and educated in Toronto, Canada, and worked in advertising firms and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He works in a diverse mix of disciplines, including painting, video, photography, print and public art and has exhibited in various cities across North America.
His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public arts group Public Access for an installation/projection at the Union Station, Toronto in 1994/95. Since then, Tam has produced over 15 experimental videos. His work was included in the travelling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video, organized by the Walker Art Center, Minnesota. Tam currently lives in Toronto and is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and a recipient of various fellowships and artist grants.