Tong Lam is a Toronto-based visual artist and historian. His visual ethnographic work uses photography, cinematography, and video projection to engage the issues of the Cold War, nuclear fallout, ruins, cities, media technology, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. In addition to publishing reserach-based photo books and photo essays, his has exhibited his works internationally. Tong Lam is an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, with research projects on infrastructure, ruins, science and technology, postcolonial critique, modern and contemporary China and East Asia.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Moving Images, Moving People, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada (2019)

The Theater of War, Lianzhou Foto Festival, China (2018) 

Unseen, To be Seen, Goethe-Institut Toronto, Canada (2016)

Global Images in Motion, Museum of Asian Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany (2015)

Precarious Living, John Hope Franklin Gallery, Duke University, USA (2015)

Precarious Living, MIX Gallery, Denison University, USA (2014)

Bifurcated Histories, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (2014)

Unreal Estate, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2013)

A Navigation to Nowhere, Yixian International Photography Festival, China (2012)