Nikki Lam


Nikki Lam is a visual artist, curator and producer. With an expanded art practice in writing, exhibition and festival making, she is passionate about bridging the boundaries between disciplines, audiences and spaces. Working primarily with moving images, performance and installation, her work often examines hybridity through studies of rituals, language and representations, as well as the ephemeral medium of video. Born in Hong Kong, Nikki’s research deals with the complexity of migratory expressions within and beyond the concept of diaspora. As an artist and curator, Nikki has worked across Australia and internationally, physically and digitally, including Itoshima International Arts Festival (Japan), Pier 2 Art Center (Taiwan), Underbelly Arts Festival, Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), The Substation, The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok), Galleria Marcollini (Italy), and Over View International Festival of Video Art. Nikki was Artistic Director at Channels video art festival (2014-2017) and visual arts editor at Peril Magazine. She has also worked in programming and production roles at ACMI, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (UK) and Seventh Gallery. Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (University of Melbourne).

Photograph (detail): Leah Jing McIntosh