ELAINE (MEI LIN) TAM



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is an itinerant curator, writer, researcher from Hong Kong currently living and working in London. She collaborates with artists and thinkers to create new forms and forums for critical engagement; her practice is an interdisciplinary site for play, pleasure, gesture, enquiry and, importantly, failure. Research interests include psychoanalytic theory, performance writing and feminist new materialisms.



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Forthcoming:
*Space Junk @ Venice Biennale of Architecture, NSPDOS
*Art & Politics: Containment @ IMMA Summer School, Dublin
*Mudcast @ AAJA & Deptford X, London UK

Work:
Curatorial, White Cube gallery, London (2016-present)

Education:
MA Contemporary Art Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London
BA Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

Independent projects:
Semionautics x Subtexts @ Montez Press Radio, New York USA (2021)
Element of the Game @ Kravitz Contemporary, London UK (2020)
Chatroom: Empathy @ Avantgardening, Twitch TV (2020)
smooth space, pleated @ Galerija Vartai, Vilnius LT (2020)
Hybrid Prophecy @ Rejekt Gallery, London UK (2019)
To the core @ White Crypt, London UK (2018)
The window was left open... @ Lily Brooke Gallery, London UK (2017)
No Place Like Home @ The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow UK (2016)
Disappearance is a trick @ Fotopub, Novo Mesto SL (2016)
Lunch break @ Deptford X, London UK (2016)
Standing in the shade @ Mile End Pavilion, London UK (2016)
For you! I'd do anything @ Tritongatan5, Gothenburg SE (2015)
Another Object @ Photomonth, London UK (2014)
Imagining the Exotic @ theprintspace, London UK (2014)
(De)tour @ Siauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai LT (2014)
Inside the Sarcophagus @ MKII, London UK (2013)

Talks & programs:
Tactics & Praxis Conference @ University of Cambridge UK (2021)
Good /In/tensions @ Antiuniversity, London UK (2020)
A Primer On Fictioning 1—5 @ The Trampery, London UK (2020)
Exercises on Displacement 4/5 @ Camden Arts Centre, London UK (2019)
Resilient Alliances I & II @ Goldsmiths University, London UK (2019)
The navel gazes back @ Goldsmiths University, London UK (2019)
Sites of Sexual Tension, Vilnius Takes Over @ Rich Mix, London UK (2018)
Interfaces Monthly @ Barbican Centre/The Trampery, London UK (2016—18)
Histories for future use @ H+K Symposium, London UK (2016)

Participation:
Geopoetics research group, Goldsmiths University (2018—present)
Chaosmosis reading group, Goldsmiths University (2017—present)
The Untranslatable: Miracle, Oblivion, Artifact, E-flux (2020)
Curating... in the Age of Continuous Mediation, The New Centre (2020)
Institutional Analysis, Goldsmiths, University of London (2020)
Modern Art & Ideas (5-week course), Museum of Modern Art (2020)
Curating for Digital Platforms, Camden Arts Centre (2019)
Lacan on Feminine Enjoyment, Freud Museum (2019)

Lastly, ET has received grants and scholarships from organisations including Institute of Contemporary Arts, Wysing Arts Centre (both via Art Fund), Camden Arts Centre, Goldsmiths University, Kultur Ungdom, Göteborgs Stad, Lithuanian Council for Culture, The New Centre for Research & Practice and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.