Photo: Aaron Wan |
"I Just Want a Home," 2018, Installation view, "Resistant Currents" exhibition,
Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts

Joanna Tam

2021-2022 Studio Resident

Joanna Tam is a Hong Kong-born, Boston-based visual artist. Using video, photography, performance, text and installation, her work examines the issues of migration, construction of national identity as well as the notion of home. Joanna’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in Boston, New York, Kansas City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, York, UK and Idar-Oberstein, Germany among others. Her projects were awarded Best Art Film at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK, People’s Choice Award and Third Prize at Prix de la Photographie, Paris.

Joanna was a 2020 recipient of the Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. She has participated in residencies at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Boston Children’s Museum and the Vermont Studio Center. Joanna co-founded and co-operated the exhibition and studio space Howard Art Project in Dorchester from 2011 – 2015.