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Jaffa Lam Laam

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Jaffa Lam Laam Hong Kong

Born Hong Kong
Lives and Works in Hong Kong

Karin Weber Gallery artist Jaffa Lam is a sculptor specializing in large-scale, site-specific, mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled 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, 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 programs in Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States and Canada. She was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship in 2006.

Born Hong Kong
Lives and Works in Hong Kong

Karin Weber Gallery artist Jaffa Lam is a sculptor specializing in large-scale, site-specific, mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled 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, 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 programs in Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States and Canada. She was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship in 2006.

Education
Chinese University Hong Kong, BFA, MFA, Education
Hong Kong Art School, Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator, Higher Diploma Fine Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015
‘Crush On My City’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
One-Minute Glam
‘Jaffa Lam Collaborative: Weaver’, Setouchi Triennale, Japan
‘Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver’, Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

2011
‘Micro Economy’, School of Art Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2007
‘Exchange Knowledge’, Dinersty Chinese Restaurant, 411 Eighth Avenue, New York City, USA

2005
‘Travel with Rickshaw’, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka, Bangladesh
‘Exchange. History’, White Tube Gallery, Hong Kong

2004
‘Twins’, Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, China

2003
‘Just for Fun’, ARTtube@mtr, Central Station, Hong Kong
‘Murmur’, Shatin Town Hall, Yuen Long Theatre, Hong Kong

2002
‘Facilities’, First Institute of Art and Design Gallery, Hong Kong

2001
‘play‧ground’, Wurth Gallery, Goethe-Institute Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1999
‘sign‧motion’, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1998
‘wood‧calligraphy’, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibition
2014
Fine Art Asia 2014, Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
‘The Wind Shifts-Dialogues with Hong Kong Artists’, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

2013
Asia Platform in Setouchi Triennale 2013, Fukuda, Shodoshima, Japan

2012
‘Diverse City’ 8Q, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
‘Blue Wind International Multimedia Art Festival’, Yangon, Burma
‘Citizening’, Vargas Museum, University of Philippines, Manila.
‘Dialogue between Hong Kong and Chinese artist’, Liu Hai Su Art Museum, Shanghai, China
‘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
‘Detour’, Victoria Prison, Hong Kong

2009
Subvision Art Festival, Hamburg, Germany

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’, Tainam, Taiwan.

2005
‘Travel with Rickshaw’,  Alliance Francaise, Dhaka Bangladesh
‘Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition’, Hong Kong Museum of Art

2004
‘Wasanii International Artists’ Workshop’, Lamu, Kenya

2003
‘Hualien International Artists’ Workshop’, Hualien, Taiwan
‘Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition’, Hong Kong Museum of Art

Award
2010
40 UNDER 40, Recognising the next generation of design talent 2010, “Perspective” Magazine

2009
Honorable Mention, 2009-10 Freeman Foundation Asian Artists’ Fellowship

2007
Urban Glass Visiting Artist Fellowship

2006
Asia Cultural Council Fellowship

2002
Awarded artist , Hong Kong Art Promotion Office for “Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme II”

1997
Winner, International Art Contest (Hong Kong) Award (Mixed Media)
Winner, Hong Kong Creative Paper Works Competition (Mixed Media)
Winner, Y.S.Hui Arts Collection Award (Print Making)

Collection
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rabobank
Private Collector

Artist Residency/ Cultural Exchange Programme
2011
RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2010
Designer Exchange-Detour, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Subvision Festival, Hamburg, Germany

2007
Tree Museum, Ontario, Canada
Urban Glass, New York City, USA

2006
2006 International Windbreak Forest Environment Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

2005
Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Oversea Artist Residency and Seminar, Shantou University Sheung Kong School of Art & Design, China

2004
Shanghai Pottery Workshop, China
Wasanii(Kenya) International Artists’ Workshop, Lamu, Kenya
Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong (2003-2004)

2003
Hualien (Taiwan) International Artists’ Workshop, Hualien, Taiwan

Exhibitions