Wednesday 19. July. Threads and Thresholds. An encounter with Nikki Lam

Wednesday, July 19th 2023

Time: 19:00-21:00

In this talk, Hong Kong-born Melbourne based artist-curator Nikki Lam will share her research as a practitioner who works relationally. From her moving image and text-based practice to her curatorial and community work with Hyphenated Projects—an Australian network of artists with the Asia-Pacific—she will share perspectives on Asia-Australia and the shifting political and cultural contexts for artists working within the global Asian diaspora. There will be a screening of Lam’s selected moving image works and an open presentation where attendees will be invited to contribute to conversations about positionality, protest and power.


Nikki Lam (b.1988 Hong Kong) is an artist-curator based in Narrm/Melbourne. Working primarily with moving images and text, her work explores memory through contemplation on time, space and impermanence. Her work deals with the complexity of migratory expressions: its tensions, fragmentation, poetic threads of personal and collective histories.

Nikki’s work has been shown widely across Australia and internationally, including as part of Primavera: Australian Young Artists 2023 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, Melbourne Now (2023) at National Gallery of Victoria, as well as at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), TarraWarra Museum of Art and Pier 2 Art Center in Taiwan. Her recent work the unshakable destiny_2101 has been shortlisted for multiple art prizes across Australia and is awarded Best Audio Visual Project at Jakarta Independent Film Festival. Her writing has been published in Meanjin Quarterly, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ), Liminal and others. She was recently awarded the ACME Residency London by Australia Council for the Arts.

With an expanded practice in writing, community building and festival making, Nikki is drawn to relational modes of practice across her artistic and curatorial work. Nikki is co-director of Hyphenated Projects and Hyphenated Biennial, curator-at-large at The Substation and co-founder of Slow Burn Books. She was the Artistic Director of Channels video art festival, alongside many hybrid and leadership roles in the arts. Nikki is a current PhD (Art) candidate at RMIT University. Her practice-led PhD is about moving images in the Hong Kong Diaspora.


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Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin