Jaffa Lam Laam
Jaffa Lam Laam received her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She is a Hong Kong-based artist specializing in large-scale, site-specific and mixed-media works, often making use of recycled materials, such as crate wood, old furniture, abandoned metal and umbrella fabric. Since 1999, in her “Micro Economic” and other public/community projects, she has been connecting heritage and current affairs, and representing ordinary people through non-narrative and dialogical installations.
Apart from solo exhibitions, Lam has been invited to take part in many international shows, as well as artist residency programmes in Japan, Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States, France and Canada, etc. She received a Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2006 and was an awardee of the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme in 2017. In 2010, “Perspective” Magazine listed her in their 40 UNDER 40, recognizing her as the next generation of design talent.
In 2009, she started a community project in Hong Kong titled “Micro Economy”. At the invitation of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jaffa staged the exhibition: “Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver", to highlight this project. It has been represented Hong Kong to show in Setouchi Triennale, Japan, 2013, Hong Kong Week, Taiwan, 2015, China 8, Germany, 2015, Utopias/Heterotopia Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2016, and Lumieres, Lyon, 2018, and she has been invited as a collaborator to show in Manifesta 12: The European Nomadic Biennial, 2018 in Palermo, Italy.