Tam Wai Ping graduated from the Department of Fine Art, University of Reading in 1991, and completed his postgraduate study with a mark of distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London in 1995. He currently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
His works in various media, and is notable for his photography, installation and environmental art. His early work explores the definition of real, to search the situational difference between fact and reality. In face of the hardships in reality, he has been trying to find ways to contextualise history and contemporary life in which exploring the relationship between ‘individual and land’ and leading to the investigation of ‘modernity’ in Asian values. His recent interest looking at the relationships between ‘text’, ‘object’ and ‘image’ re-evaluates how art can serve as a cognitive experience.