Ken Lum


Chair of Fine Arts at the Weitzman School of Design


Ken Lum is an artist with an extensive international exhibition record that includes Documenta, the Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Bienal, Shanghai Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial. Lum is the co-founder and Senior Curatorial Advisor to Monument Lab, a public art and history thinktank. He is a prolific writer with numerous essays and reviews in academic and non-academic publications. Hi is also Co-Founder and Founding Editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Lum has realized numerous permanent public art commissions and has a curatorial record that includes co-curating Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945; Sharjah Biennial 7, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia. He was Project Manager for the seminal exhibition, The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994. A longtime professor, he is the Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design in Philadelphia.