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Artist and Academic Head of the Hong Kong Art School
Jaffa Lam works in the mediums of mixed media sculptures and site-specific installations mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled materials. Her works often explore issues relating to local culture, history, society and current affairs, some of the topics include art in public, the loss of craftsmanship in the city, and the regeneration of art making cycle. Her projects reveal views and thoughts of ordinary people through her non-narrative ad dialogical installations. She has participated in the Fukutake House Project of Setouchi Tiennale (2013) in Japan, Hong Kong Week (2015) in Taiwan, China 8 (2015) in Germany, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition (2016) in China and Lyon Lumières (2018) in France. Her works have been acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received a Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2006, In 2010, “Perspective” Magazine listed her in their 40 UNDER 40, recognising the next generation of design talent. And was an awardee of the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme in 2017.