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Lecture by Visiting Artist Tommy Kha

The artist and photographer Tommy Kha will give a public talk at 7:30 p.m. on April 4, 2019, in McCarty Auditorium, A+A room 109. This lecture will coincide with an exhibition of Kha’s work at the UTK Downtown Gallery opening at 5 p.m. on April 5, 2019.

About the Artist:

Tommy Kha is a photographer based between Brooklyn, NY, and his hometown, Memphis, TN.
He is a recipient of the En Foco Photography Fellowship, the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, and a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer, as well as a former artist-in-residence at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead, and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. In December 2015, Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad.

He was the cover of Vice Magazine’s 2017 Photography Issue.

He occasionally performs, writes, and appears in some films, including Laurie Simmons’ feature, My Art. Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.

“I am this space my body believes in.” Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakaa

My body is a site of conflicting narratives.

My work is about the self in self-portrait, the portrait in self-portrait, and the hyphen in self-portrait.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Art and Architecture Building, 109
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Visual & Performing Arts


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public



School of Art

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Sarah McFalls

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