Kenneth Tam (born 1982 in Queens, New York) works in video, sculpture, and photography, using the male body as a starting point for discussions about performance, physical intimacy, vulnerability, and private ritual. His practice, which often begins by recruiting collaborators online and enlisting them in face-to-face encounters, is oriented around creating situations that reimagine the social space of and for the male body in ways that challenge received ideas about masculinity and behavior in general. Tam graduated from the Cooper Union and received an MFA from the University of Southern California in 2010. A recipient of an Art Matters Grant and a California Community Foundation Fellowship, Tam has participated in group shows and screenings across Los Angeles. His work is included in Made in L.A. 2016 and has been the focus of solo exhibitions at Night Gallery (2013) and Commonwealth and Council (opening July 30). The following conversation took place in April 2016 in Tam’s studio in Houston, Texas, where he was in residence as Core Program Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, preparing a project for Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only.