Nikki Lam is a visual artist-curator based in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia)

Working primarily with moving images, her work explores memory through the contemplation on time, space and impermanence. Born and raised in Hong Kong (1988), Nikki’s practice deals with the complexity of migratory expressions. Her current research focuses on the artistic agency during cultural, social and political transitions, within the context of screen cultures. She is interested in negotiating and speculating truths through translation, fragmentation and re-generation.

With an expanded practice in writing, exhibition and festival making, Nikki is interested in exploring anti-colonial methods, as well as relational and community practices. Nikki’s work has been shown widely across Australia and internationally, physically and digitally.

Nikki is currently co-director of Hyphenated Projects and Hyphenated Biennial, and curator-at-large at The Substation. Nikki is the former Artistic Director (2014-2017) at Channels video art festival, visual arts editor at Peril Magazine. She has also worked in programming and production roles at Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), Next Wave Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (UK) and Seventh Gallery.

Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne). She is currently undertaking a PhD (Art) at RMIT University.

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︎Working in Birraranga / Narrm: I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. I would like to offer my respect to the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, their elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded on this land and colonialisation is ongoing.