Ho Tam, Hotam#1: A Brief History of Me, Vancouver, BC: Ho Tam Press, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Ho Tam: Artist as Publisher

An artist’s talk presented in collaboration with the Queer Between the Covers Bookfair and Qouleur

August 12, 2016 - 5:30 PM to 7 PM

(in English with bilingual a question period)


The Artexte team is pleased to host an artist’s talk by Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam, who will give a talk on his serial artist’s publication projects. This artist’s talk is presented in collaboration with the Queer Between the Covers Bookfair and Qouleur.

Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong and educated in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, Bard College (MFA) and the recipient of various fellowships and artist’s grants. Tam works in a diverse mix of disciplines including painting, video, photography and print-based art and has exhibited in various cities across North America. He has been working with artist’s books since 1993 (‘The Yellow Pages’). His recent publishing projects include two series of artist’s zines – 88Books (works by artists from China), XXXzines(queer zines by international artists) – and his own magazine/book series hotam. Ho Tam will be taking part in the 2016 Queer Between the Covers book fair on August 13.

Queer Between the Covers Bookfair
Saturday, August 13, 2016
11 AM to 6 PM
Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie
1700, Rue Amherst

The annual QBtC book fair takes place within the Pervers/cité alternative pride festival. The QBtC collective creates a venue to encourage the distribution of queer writing, with a focus on books and zines. They work toward creating an accessible environment for both vendors and attendees by providing a physically accessible space and featuring content and material from a wide array of queer experiences. Vendors include local and out of town bookstores, publishers, zine distros and individual zinesters and authors, and more! Both attending and tabling at the bookfair are on a “Pay What You Can” basis.


A grass-roots Qollectif of artists, performers, writers and political activists based in Montreal who have decided to volunteer their time and energy to bring awareness of racialized queer identities and experiences to the wider public. We work to bridge the gaps between communities and create an open space for voices that all too often go unheard.