Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Tract: Installation and Performance


For her solo exhibition TRACT, Jenny Ham presents a site-specific installation that questions familiar utopian notions of landscape in relation to larger socio-political concerns about private interests and public space, identity and home, everyday life and theatricality. Green space is a rarity in inner-city districts; through her exploration of the relationship between individuals and their surroundings, Ham reveals the complexities of the social body and offers a space for reflection. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with a live performance by the artist as part of LIVE 2005.


Jenny Ham is a New York-based Korean-Canadian artist, educator and curator whose interdisciplinary practice includes video, installation and performance. Originally from Vancouver, Ham was active in the non-profit arts organization, collective echoes, to develop a community based public art installation in Mount Pleasant through in 2000-01. In May 2000, she curated a series of exhibitions for the Asian Heritage Month Society and recently, co-curated Empire’s Feast, a New York/Vancouver video exchange with Cindy Mochizuki. She received her MFA at Hunter College, City University of New York and currently lives and works in New York.


Centre A gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its patrons, sponsors, members, partners, private foundations, and government funding agencies, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.