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Lam Laam, Jaffa

b. 1973

Lam Laam, Jaffa received her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now teaching at the Hong Kong Art School as Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator of Higher Diploma in Fine Art.

She is a sculptor specializing in large-scale site-specific works of mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled umbrella fabric. In recent years, she has been involved in many public art and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas. Her works often explore issues related to local culture, history, the society and current affairs.

Apart from solo exhibitions, Lam was invited to take part in many local and international exhibitions, as well as artist residency programmes in Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States and Canada, etc. She was awarded Asian Cultural Council’s Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship as recognition in 2006.

The community project she started in Hong Kong in 2009 is titled “Micro Economy”, which acquired the exhibition presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre: Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver. This project was also exhibited in Japan’s Setouchi Triennale 2013 representing Hong Kong.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 “Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver”, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2011 “Micro Economy”, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 “Travel with Rickshaw”, Alliance Française, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2003 “Murmur”, Shatin Town Hall, Yuen Long Theatre, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 “Project Across: Touch Wood”, K11 Art Space, Hong Kong.
2014 “ Fine Art Asia 2014”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
2014 “The Wind Shifts Dialogues with Hong Kong Artists”, Hong Kong
2013 “Asia Platform in Setouchi Triennale 2013”, Fukuda, Shodoshima, Japan
2013 “Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 Thematic Exhibition”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
2013 “10 day Fest-Social Innovative Festival”, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
2012 “Diverse City”, 8Q, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2012 “Blue Wind International Multimedia Art Festival”, Yangon, Myanmar
2012 “Citizening” Vargas Museum, University of Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
2012 “Dialogue” between Hong Kong and Chinese artist, Liu Hai Su Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2012 “Passing through memory, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum Opening Exhibition”, Suzhou, China
2011 “Strolling on the Water”, Westlake Contemporary Museum, Hang Zhou, China
2010 “Butterfly Effect”, He Xian Ning Museum, Shenzhen, China
2010 "Detour", Victoria Prison, Hong Kong
2009 “Subvision Art Festival”, Hamburg, Germany
2009 “Sound Festival”, Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Hong Kong
2008 “Looking for Antonio Mak”, Hong Kong Museum of Art
2007 “The Tree Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition”, The Tree Museum, Muskoka, Canada
2006 “Between Obstruction and Crossover; 2006 International Windbreak Forest Environment Arts Exhibition”, Tainan, Taiwan
1996, 2001, 2003, 2005 “Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
2004 “Wasanii International Artists’ Workshop”, Lamu, Kenya
2003 “Hualien International Artists’ Workshop”, Hualien, Taiwan

Selected Significant Collections
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong MTR
Private collectors, Cooperates (K11, Manhattan Place, Domain Mall)