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Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and worked in advertising companies and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He practices in multiple disciplines including photography, video, painting, print and public art. His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public arts group PUBLIC ACCESS for an installation/projection at the Union Station of Toronto in 1994/95. Since then Tam has produced over 15 experimental videos. He was included in the traveling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video by Walker Art Center, Minnesota. His full length film "Books of James" was awarded Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Outfest, LA) and Best Feature Documentary (Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival). He is an alumni of Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, Bard College (MFA) and recipients of various fellowships and artist's grants.