Curriculum Vitae


MA Painting  Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018). Dissertation "One Culture", with Distinction.

BFA Painting / Art History, Theory & Criticism  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (2012). Summa cum laude.

Selected Exhibitions


Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK, Musica Universalis (solo)

The Dark Hour Collective/Safehouse 2, London, UK, The Invisible

Lumen/The Pie Factory, Margate, UK, The Cosmic Sublime

Raum Z13, Essen, Germany, Eternal Return (solo)


Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK, ArtWorks Open 2018

Zero Corners/Gallery 46, London, UK, The Salamander Devours Its Tail Twice

Subject Matter/The Hospital Club, London, UK, We See You, We Hear You

Royal College of Art, London, UK, Show 2018

Lumen/Ugly Duck, London, UK, Cosmic Perspectives


Royal College of Art, London, UK, WIP


Holtzman and Center for the Arts Galleries, Towson University, Towson, MD, Mission Universe


Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, William & Dorothy Yeck Award

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Gen-Y 2.0


Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, Road to Rio

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK, Art Gemini Prize Finalists' Exhibition


Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Red Biennial

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Mixtopias 

Selected Bibliography

Shropshire, Simek. “Yambe Tam.” Floorr Magazine, Issue 20. 13 June 2019.

Augustijn, Marlies, “Salamanders and the Vicious Circle of Sociocultural Pressure”FAD Magazine, 28 November 2018.

Ahearn, Mary. “Gender is not a Genre: ‘We See You, We Hear You’ Exhibition Review.” Medium. 12 October 2018.

Wixforth, Janine. “Introducing Yambe Tam”. Artpiq. 26 October 2018.

“Art at the Indianapolis International Airport”. Arts Council of Indianapolis. September 2015.

Crest, Russ. "Yambe Tam's Graphic Paintings Addressing Asian-American Identity Politics." Beautiful/Decay Magazine. June 17, 2014.

Tam, Yambe, “Motionless Cloud over Urumqi”. 2013. The Washington Post. April 12, 2013. Section EZ, p. 18. Print.

McCauley, Mary Carole. "Making an Impression." The Baltimore Sun, 20 Oct, 2011. Arts & Entertainment cover.

Smith, Tim. "Looking Inward." The Baltimore Sun, 16 June, 2011. Cover.

Tam, Yambe, “The Lady Who Was A Beggar”, 2010. City Paper. Baltimore: City Paper, March 16, 2011. Cover. Print.

Residencies & Collaborations


The Playground, Rambert, London, UK

The Coastline Project, Sail Britain, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK


Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain


New York Studio Residency Program, New York, USA


Awards & Honours


Developing Your Creative Practice Grant, Arts Council England


First Place, Barbican Arts Group Trust Artworks Open, London, UK


Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

Finalist and Third Place, William & Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA


Public Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize


Finalist, Art Gemini Prize 2014, London, UK (also 2013)


Second Prize, Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Print, Drawing & Photograph Society Scholarship, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Painting Departmental Award, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Academic Honors Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Trustee Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA