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Scotiabank Photography Award: Ken Lum

May 3–August 3, 2024
Main Gallery
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

 This exhibition, comprising seminal series along with new works, celebrates the career of Canadian artist Ken Lum. Winner of the 2023 Scotiabank Photography Award, Lum is internationally known for his conceptualist approach, particularly his various signature series of photographic portraits paired with concise, slogan-like written texts. The artist’s humoristic and impactful practice investigates the relationship between language and representation in the public space. By doing so, Lum critically challenges social hierarchies and dominant narratives related to identity, class, and gender, always at play in capitalistic and postcolonial societies. 

Ken Lum is represented by Magenta Plains, New York, and Royale Projects, Los Angeles.

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Ken Lum, Lau Hoi Ting Recalls a Poem of Her Youth. Courtesy of the artist, Magenta Plains, New York and Royale Projects, Los Angeles