Sing Hang Tam

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Major project:

Passing Humans

In “Passing Humans”, I document the stories of people who have experienced great transitions in their lives. Before I interviewed them, I told them I was the collector of stories and wished to collect their real life stories. I documented their oral histories and utilised portrait photography to probe their emotions and thoughts.

With their full consent, I put forth the portraits and stories of Keith, Clare, Rob, Kim, and David. It has been my honor meeting them and my pleasure to call them friends. We believe these stories can bring hope to more people. That’s why we wanted to share these stories with more audiences. The best is yet to come, even if you are in a bad place.

Info

  • My MA practice and dissertation at the RCA has focused on  human ignorance, as viewed from the perspective of Buddhist philosophy, as having a false understanding of the world. I researched how artists attempted to overcome limitations by using art as a way to investigate, reveal, and present human nature.

    In an ongoing project called “The Collector of Stories”, I document the stories of individuals, such as homeless veterans and people who are over 90 years old in the UK, and utillize portrait photography to probe their emotions, thoughts and present their narratives.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Art, University of California Santa Barbara, 2016
  • Experiences

  • 2018, Tutor, University for the Creative Arts, Fine Art/ Arts & Media Program, Farnham, UK; 2018, Tutor, University of Westminster, Fine Art Mixed Media Program, Harrow, UK; 2017, Tutor, University of Brighton, Sculpture Program, Brighton, UK; 2017, Tutor, Camberwell College of Arts - UAL, Sculpture Program, London, UK
  • Exhibitions

  • Passing Human, LAGU, London, (Solo Exhibition), 2018; Stories Collector, Kingsmere Library, London, (Solo Exhibition), 2017; Too Much Information, Seventeen Gallery, London, 2018; Equal Voices, Dyson Gallery, London, 2018; Critical Cartographies, The Filet, London, 2018; 2018 Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 2018; DOUBLE PELICAN, Dyson Gallery, London, 2017; Bapor Tabo(o), Art Licks Weekend, Old Ford Lock, London, 2017; Network, Movement Gallery, Worcester, 2017; Red Room, South Kiosk Gallery, Peckham, 2017; What's That Thing?, Darwin Building, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; BORDERS_ BORDERS, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2017
  • Publications

  • 2017, “SING HANG TAM”, SYRUP Magazine, Second Issue
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