Yam Lau's creative work explores new expressions and qualities of space, time and the image. This exploration traverses a diverse field of mediums such as painting, animation and digital video. Lau is also actively involved in the local art community. Certain aspects of his practice, such as using his car (Toronto) and a donkey (Donkey Institute of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China) as on-going mobile project spaces, are designed to solicit community participation. Yam Lau has exhibited widely across Canada, United States, Europe and China. He is a recipient of numerous awards from the Canada, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. He publishes on art and design regularly. Currently he is professor of painting, drawing and studies courses at York University, Toronto. In addition to his post at the university, Lau is an appointed board member of YYZ Artists' Outlet, Gendai Gallery and President of the Board of Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. He is represented by the Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto (www.leokamengallery.com) and Yuanfen New Media Art Space in Beijing, China (www.yuanfenart.com)

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