Ho Tam

Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong and educated in Toronto, Canada and has worked in advertising firms and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He works in a diverse mix of disciplines including painting, video, 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 Union Station in Toronto, 1994/95. Tam currently lives in New York City and is working on a few new projects including a video on a famous Chinese movie star from the 40s.
The Yellow Pages (1994); Season of the Boys (1997); Dear Sis (1998);
99 Men (1998); Pocahontas (1998); La Salle Primary (1998).


Confessions of A Salesman

2008, 55:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


2007, 08:15 minutes, colour, English

Books of James

2006, 74:00 minutes, colour, English

In the Dark

2004, 06:00 minutes, B & W, English

She Was Cuba

2003, 16:25 minutes, Colour, English

Still Lives (In The Americas)

2003, 20:00 minutes, Colour

The Books of James

2002, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

The Loop

2001, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

Miracles on 163rd

2001, 25:00 minutes, colour, music. sound

My Memories of Me

2001, 03:00 minutes, colour, music

Bus No. 7

2001, 03:00 minutes, colour, music

Fine China

2000, 08:30 minutes, colour, music only

Ave Maria

2000, 07:20 minutes, colour, music

Matinee Idol

1999, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

Washington Heights Untitled

1999, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

dos cartas / two letters

1999, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Cop Strings

1999, 06:00 minutes, colour

Hair Cuts

1999, 08:00 minutes, colour, music/sound

La Salle Primary

1998, 05:00 minutes, colour, English/Cantonese

Pocahontas: TransWorld Remix

1998, 04:20 minutes, colour, English/French/Chinese/Spanish

99 Men

1998, 03:00 minutes, B&W, English

Dear Sis

1998, 04:20 minutes, colour, English

Season of the Boys

1997, 03:30 minutes, colour, English

The Yellow Pages

1994, 07:40 minutes, B&W tinted, English text, silent

Critical Writing

Ho Tam: Season of the Boys
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
The Reel Deal
by Gloria Kim. FILMPRINT - The magazine of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Jan. 2007, v. 27, no. 1.
See Reel Asian pics while you can
by Glenn Sumi. Now, Nov. 16, 2006, v. 26, no. 11.
Life at sea: Ho Tam unmoors our preconceptions
by Daryl Vocat. Xtra!, Nov. 23, 2006, no. 576.
Harder Times, Tougher Spaces
by Vera Frenkel. Canadian Art, Summer 2004, v. 24, no. 2.
Crowds Project
by Molly Johnson. Poolside, 2003. Winnipeg: Video Pool Inc., 2003.
Fringe Experientiality
by James Missen. Public, 2002, v. 25.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
Public Space, Virtually
by Earl Miller. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.