— Nikki Lam is a visual artist, curator, writer and producer based in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia.
Nikki's practice explores the complexity of belonging through the exploration of self, memory and space. Working primarily with moving image, performance and installation, her 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 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 also 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.
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 Narrm: I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where I live and work on, the land of the Kulin Nation and would like to pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging. And acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded in Narrm.