— Nikki Lam is a visual artist & curator based in Melbourne, Australia.
Nikki's practice engages in the complexity of belonging through the exploration of self, memory and space. Working primarily with the moving image, she is passionate about the cross-sections of screen cultures, media arts and representations of narratives and histories. She is interested in exploring the translations of post-colonial identities and narratives in the hybrid world, often through the studies of rituals, language and their visual representations.
Born in Hong Kong (1988), her work has been shown as part of Underbelly Arts, SafARI 2014, Firstdraft, BUS Projects, The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand), Galleria Marcollini (Forli, Italy), and toured around the world with Over View International Festival of Video Art. Her most recent curatorial projects include Frames of Seeing (2017) at Nite Art, Screen as a Room (2016) at THE SUBSTATION and Channels Festival (2015).
Nikki is the Co-Founder of Anonymous Migrant, an audio-visual collective explores the dislocation of sound and image in the post-colonial world. She is the former Artistic Director (2014-2016) of Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival, a biennial showcases contemporary video practices and continues to investigate the evolution of video culture. She is an editor-at-large at Peril Magazine, an arts and culture journal with Asian-Australian focus. Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne). She has worked in multiple arts organisations including Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology (FACT). She is currently at Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and is a member of the Advisory Committee at Channels Festival.
nikki [at] thecuriousother.info
She also tweets at @curiousother.