— Nikki Lam is a visual artist, curator and producer based in Birraranga/Melbourne, Australia.
Working primarily with moving image, performance and installation, Nikki’s work explores hybrid identities often through studies of rituals, language and representations, as well as the ephemeral medium of video.
Born in Hong Kong (1988), Nikki's work has been shown widely across Australia and internationally including Pier 2 Art Center (Taiwan), Itoshima International Arts Festival (Japan), Underbelly Arts Festival, SafARI, Firstdraft, BUS Projects, Australian Centre for Moving Image, The Substation, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Nite Art, The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok), Galleria Marcollini (Italy), and Over View International Festival of Video Art.
Nikki is a co-director of Hyphenated Projects. She is the former Artistic Director (2014-2017) of Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival, and visual arts editor (2014-2016) at Peril Magazine. She has worked in multiple arts organisations including Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology (FACT). Until recently she has been working at Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) where she was the community lead and program producer at ACMI X co-working space, a hub to bridge between moving image, contemporary art, technology and creative industries. She is currently an associate producer at Next Wave Festival.
Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne).
nikki [at] thecuriousother.info
She also tweets at @curiousother.
*Working in Birraranga / Narrm: I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on unceded land that belongs to the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.