Lecture in Photography: Tommy Kha

600 S. Michigan Ave. – Ferguson Hall

About The Event

UPDATE: Advanced registration for Tommy Kha’s talk is closed, though seating will be available at the event. The program will also be recorded and posted on MoCP’s Vimeo page in November.

Tommy Kha (b. Memphis, Tennessee) received his Photography MFA from Yale University. He is the recipient of the CPW Vision Award, Next Step Award, Foam Talent, Creator Labs Photo’ Fund, NYSCA/NYFA Photography Fellow, and a former resident at Light Work, the Camera Club of New York, Silver Arts, and the International Studios and Curatorial Program. He was one of 47 artists in the inaugural Silver List.

His work has been published in NY Times, New Yorker, Foam, Dazed, Interview, McSweeney’s, Harper’s Magazine, Pitchfork, ArtForum, Hyperallergic, Butt Magazine, Miranda July’s “We Think Alone,” and Vice.
He’s been included in museum group shows at Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans), the High Museum (Atlanta), Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC), and mostly recently, participating in the inaugural Tennessee Triennial at the Brooks Museum (Memphis). He has had solo shows at Higher Pictures Generation (NYC), Baxter St. at the Camera Club of New York (NYC), and Blue Sky Gallery (Portland), and presented, through Vasli Souza Gallery, at Paris Photo’s Curiosa section curated by Holly Roussell.

He appeared in Laurie Simmons’ narrative feature, My Art. He has taught at the New School and Rutgers, and recently a visiting critic at Yale University and Pratt Institute. He joined Higher Pictures Generation in 2022. His first major publication, Half, Full, Quarter was published by Aperture in February 2023.

He lives and works between New York City and Memphis. 

Lectures in Photography are co-presented by MoCP and the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.

This program is presented in partnership with the Society for Contemporary Art (SCA) at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tommy Kha. Courtesy of the Artist.