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Ken Lum is an artist based in Vancouver. From 2000 to 2006 Ken Lum was head of the graduate program in studio art at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he taught from 1990 until 2006. Lum joined the faculty of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, in 2005 and worked there until 2007. He has been an invited professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and the China Art Academy, Hangzhou. Lum is co-founder and founding editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He has published extensively, and a book of Lum's writings, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, is forthcoming from Walter Koenig Books. In addition he recently completed an artists' book project with philosopher Hubert Damisch that was launched with Three Star Press, Paris. Lum was Project Manager for Okwui Enwezor's The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945 - 1994 (2001). He was also co-curator of the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005), and Shanghai Modern: 1919 - 1945 (2005). Lum has exhibited widely, including São Paolo Biennial (1998), Shanghai Biennale (2000), Documenta 11 (2002), the Istanbul Biennial (2007), and the Gwangju Biennale (2008). In recent years, he has completed permanent public commissions for the cities of St. Moritz, Leiden, Vienna, Vancouver and Utrecht. He is currently working on a public commission for Toronto. A retrospective of Lum's art will open at the Vancouver Art Gallery in mid February, 2011.