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Announcing Nikki Lam’s Exhibition “Anchor: A Prelude”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Anchor: A Prelude by Nikki Lam on October 20 (Sat), 21 (Sun) and 27 (Sat), 28 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2018, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Nikki Lam is an artist and curator 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 (Sydney), SafARI (Sydney), The Substation (Melbourne), Australian Centre for Moving Image (Melbourne), Firstdraft (Sydney), BUS Projects (Melbourne), The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok), Galleria Marcollini (Forli, Italy), and toured around the world with Over View International Festival of Video Art.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

To remember is to have an anchor for your belonging.
Exploring the condition of movements, politics of memory and resistance of the colonial gaze, Anchor: A Prelude is a video exhibition that echoes the artist’s memory in a shifting context where the horizon is warped and time is irrelevant. It is a starting point, a resonance, an act of remembering—much like a warm reminder of a rootless home.

Nikki Lam “Anchor: A Prelude”
Exhibition style: Video projection (duration time: 3-4 minutes, loop)
Exhibition venue: House 2
Date: October 20 (Saturday), 21 (Sunday), 27 (Saturday), 28 (Sunday) 11:00 to 17:00.
Entrance fee: 1000 yen to purchase an Itoshima Art Festival 2018 (900 yen in advance, free entrance for kids aged under 7)
* We will hold an opening tour on Saturday the 20th, starting at 11:00.
* The exhibition by other current residence artists and other domestic & international artists will be held during the art festival period in Nijo area.

Nikki Lam

Nikki Lam (Australia) Residence: October 2018

Nikki Lam is an artist and curator 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 (Sydney), SafARI (Sydney), The Substation (Melbourne), Australian Centre for Moving Image (Melbourne), Firstdraft (Sydney), BUS Projects (Melbourne), The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok), Galleria Marcollini (Forli, Italy), and toured around the world with Over View International Festival of Video Art.

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 with multiple arts organisations including Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology (FACT). Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne).

– Website:
http://nikkilam.info

1
Still… what is left
Two-channel video installation with sound
2018

2
The Distance / 與過去的距離
Two-channel video with sound
2018

3
Uprooting Mandarin
HD video with text
2015

4
Falling Leaf Returns to its Roots / 落葉歸根
HD video with sound
2014