Life of a Craphead

About

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. Performance projects include The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013), an fake career retrospective of all the work they will ever make; Double Double Land Land (Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2009), a play interrupted by a staged wedding; and Free Lunch (2007), a public, anonymously-advertised free lunch serving everything on the menu of a restaurant.

Their first feature film Bugs (72 min., 2016) has screened in Canada and the U.S., including at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; The Western Front, Vancouver; Parsons School for Design, NYC; The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax; and S1, Portland, among others. Life of a Craphead also run and host the popular performance art show and online broadcast Doored, which has featured work by over 100 artists. Between 2006-09, Life of a Craphead performed frequently on live comedy shows including at Laugh Sabbath (Toronto) and UCB Theatre (L.A. & NYC).

Life of a Craphead have been artists-in-residence at the Macdowell Colony, U.S.; the Banff Centre, Canada; Department of Safety, Anacortes, U.S.; and Wunderbar, U.K.; with upcoming residencies in 2017 at Struts/Faucet in Sackville, NB, Canada. They are the recipients of grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, including a Chalmers Fellowship. Their work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Art in America. They are Chinese and Vietnamese and live and work in Toronto, Canada.

lifeofacraphead@gmail.com

Press / Publications:

Thank you to the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)

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Fifty-Year Retrospective, 2006-2056

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Model for Waterfront Development

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Double Double Land Land

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Free Lunch

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Transporting Life of a Craphead

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Musical Road

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Live Comedy

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Please Copy Us Forever

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Storytelling Cube

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New Thing Travelling Store

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Food Exhibit

Alley Jaunt

Misc. 2006-09 (Sitting Bed, Hill and Volcano, etc.)

CRAPHEADS-1897

Sounds of Venice (with Geoffrey Farmer, John Cage)

01postercover

Fifty-Year Retrospective, 2006-2056

OperaHouse2

Model for Waterfront Development

badyear

Double Double Land Land

1ad

Free Lunch

cageclose

Transporting Life of a Craphead

drinkingcoke

Musical Road

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Live Comedy