— Nikki Lam is an artist, curator, writer and arts worker based in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia.
Nikki's practice explores the complexity of belonging through the exploration of self, memory and space. Working primarily with video, performance, text and installation, she is interested in exploring the translations of hybrid identities, often through studies of rituals, language and representations.
Born in Hong Kong (1988), Nikki's work has been shown at Underbelly Arts Festival, SafARI, 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, Flygirl by Caroline Garcia (2017), Screen as a Room (2016) at THE SUBSTATION and Channels Festival (2015).
Nikki 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. 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 creative producer at ACMI X co-working space, a hub to bridge between moving image, contemporary art, technology and industry.
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 unceded in Narrm.