Wai Kit Lam - fine art visual artist: photography, video art, installation, text, sound, Hong Kong, Spain, female artist,

ABOUT

My media included photography, video art, text, sound and installation. My research topic comprised identity, human vulnerability, intimacy, and the interrelationship between individuals and the surrounding circumstances. The topics include consequences and conflicts that shape our identity and representation.

I also examine the roles and influences of ideology that construct us. I wonder if there is any principle that we should follow and question if we honestly know what we desire. At the same time, the argument on how we are informed by ideology, and if we limit ourselves by stereotypical concept is also my research.

My theme also implies on the conditions of where I visit or temporary stay. I would like to explore how diverse localities lead me to rethink my own identity, primarily a reflection of my own city.

Recently I also use text as an essential element in my works. I am interested in the use of language, an aspect that is not only verbally presented, but also an interactive component that affects our understanding of image and expectation.
 

Born in 1966, Hong Kong

Lives and works in Hong Kong & Mallorca Spain

Education

2001 – 2003

  • Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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1993 – 1996

  • BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

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Solo Exhibitions / Solo Screenings / Duo Exhibitions

2019

  • Accord/Discord at fIXER, Hong Kong

  • Accord/Discord - Wai Kit Lam, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

2018

  • Non-vérité authentique - Wai Kit Lam, tadlachance, Cuges-les-Pins, France

  • Video screening - works of Wai Kit Lam, Galerie Le Garage, Lorgues, France


2017

  • Happy Encounter - Marcos Vidal Font & Wai Kit Lam, Young Artist in Residence @ V54, Hong Kong


2016

  • Intimitats - projecció de videoart de Wai Kit Lam, Espai Sant Marc, Sineu, Mallorca, Spain

  • ¿Dónde Está El Paraíso? - Wai Kit Lam, Centre d'Art i Creació de Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • Human Traces - Marcos Vidal Font & Wai Kit Lam, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany


2014

  • Which things were (are) allowed and which were (are) not - Wai Kit Lam, Droog Building, Hong Kong


2012

  • Wai Kit Lam og Nicola Müller, Babel visningsrom for kunst, Trondheim, Norway

  • Five Senses - A series of 5 videos by Wai Kit Lam, Aesop Cityplaza, Hong Kong

  • Sleight - Wai Kit Lam, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

  • Small But Great - photography, video art & sound by Wai Kit Lam, Casa Monsaraz, Monsaraz, Portugal


2009

  • Unknown - Works by Wai Kit Lam, Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV, Hong Kong Film Archive & Tse Wan Shan Centre, Hong Kong


2007

  • The Other Month; The Other Day - Wai Kit Lam, Schmidt Leica Photo Gallery, Hong Kong

  • The Divided Minds V - Photography and video installation by Wai Kit Lam, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong


2004

  • The Other - Wai Kit Lam, Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong


2002

  • Displacement - Wai Kit Lam, First Institute of Art & Design Gallery, Hong Kong


2000

  • Frozen Words II - Dialogues within Oneself - Wai Kit Lam, First Institute of Art & Design Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Frozen Words - Wai Kit Lam, The Gallery, Art Forest, Toronto, Canada

  • The Secret Gardens - Wai Kit Lam, Montblanc Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong


1998

  • This is you; this is not you - Wai Kit Lam, Agfa Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong


1997

  • Beyond Colours - Wai Kit Lam, Dragon's Back Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong


1996

  • Change - Wai Kit Lam, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom



Selected Group Exhibitions / Screenings

2020

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.7, FARaway Festival des Arts à Reims, Reims, France; Digital Icons – Festival Transnumériques #7 – Vernissage au Mill, Transcultures – Media Arts Center, La Louvière, Belgium


2019

  • Nit de l’Art de la Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca, Spain

  • Art Nit Campos 2019, Casal Can Pere Ignasi, Campos, Mallorca, Spain

  • ScreenDance Festival 2019, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Incart XIII Edició 2019, Casal Cas Metge Cifre, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.6, 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival: Singularity Now, Athens, Greece; Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV): Montreal, Canada; Maison de la Culture, Salle Vialatte, Clermont-Ferrand, France; International Video Art Festival «Now&After»19, Festivals' Day, Tsekh Otdelki, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia; Videoformes, Tel Aviv, Israel; Uzupis Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania


2018

  • VI. Festival de Videodanza de Palma, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • IX Certamen de Artes Plásticas Dijous Bo 2018, Sa Quartera Centre d’Art, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • Versus, Incart XII Edició 2018, Sa Quartera Centre d’Art, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • What has been, will be lost until we find it, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Rebels amb Causa, Sa Quartera Centre d’Art, organised by Inca Town Hall, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.5, 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Singularity Now, Athens, Greece; Clinic Gallery, Tokyo; Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), Montreal, Canada; Atrium Gallery, School of Art, Western Michigan University, USA

  • Art Nit Campos 2018, Casal de Sa Nostra, Campos, Mallorca, Spain

  • Tastart, 3ª Edició, Nit de l'art 2018, Carrer de l'Almoina 31, Porreres, Mallorca, Spain

  • XIII Art i copes, Fudació Joan Soler, Sa Pobla, Mallorca, Spain


2017

  • III Certamen d’Arts Plàstiques Ciutat de Felanitx 2017, La Casa de Cultura de Felanitx, Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain

  • Ad ognuno la sua parte 2017, organised by tadlachance, Villatalla, Imperia, Italy

  • Cheung Chau Wave Art Festival 2017, Fisheries Joint Association Public School & Lighthouse, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

  • Tastart, 2ª Edició, Nit de l'art 2017, Museu i Fons Artístic de Porreres, Porreres, Mallorca, Spain

  • I live for that energy, Studio One Toi T?, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.5, Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France; The Local NYC, New York, USA; Espacio Enter, Canary Islands, Spain; Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series, Taiwan

  • Incart XI Edició 2017, Claustro de Sant Domingo, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • Incart 2016 a Can Gelabert, Casal de Cultura, Can Gelabert, Binissalem, Mallorca, Spain


2016

  • What do you want for tomorrow? 4th Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

  • 5th Singapore International Photography Festival, Curatorial Project Showcase “A Room with a View”, Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

  • Process – Space Art Festival 2016, Canetti House & Gallery of the Union of Ruse Artists, Ruse, Bulgaria

  • AIM Wroclaw 2016, BARBARA: infopunkt | kawiarnia | kultura, Wroclaw, Poland

  • Incart X Edició 2016, Casal Cas Metge Cifre, Inca, Mallorca, Spain

  • The colour of your heart is what matters, Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.5, Video de Hoje, Central Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil; Top Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany; CONVERsalón V.14, Arcadia Coop, Toronto, Canada; Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.), The Innovative Art Fair, Essen, Germany; Montage Express, Oil Street, Hong Kong


2015

  • trafficjam #4, Festival de Arte Contemporáneo de Saltillo, Museo de Artes Gráficas de Saltillo (MAG), Saltillo, Mexico

  • A Room with a View, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

  • Reaching for the Horizon and Beyond, Studio One Toi Tu & Uxbridge Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Water Tower Art Fest 2015: Towns in Need of Love, Sofia & Pernik, Sofia Tram Depo & Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Light|Umbrella|Shadow, Auckland Festival Photography 2015, Circle Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • trafficjam #4 - Palma de Mallorca, Centre d'Art i Creació de Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca & Can Gelabert, Binissalem, Spain

  • In Conversations with 100 local artists, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong


2014

  • 13 Terminal Tiles, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

  • trafficjam #3 - Berlin, Kulturcafe, Lichtenberg Studio, Berlin, Germany

  • Video installation: Herrenreiter, Karlshorst, Treskowallee, Berlin, Germany

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.4, Videoformes Festival, Clermont Ferrand, France; Laidak, Berlin, Germany; Sophia, Bulgaria; Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Cartagena, Colombia

  • The Snap Cardigan Exhibition 1986/2014, agnès b. Galerie Boutique, 50 Howard Street 10013; 1063 Madison Avenue 10028; 13 East 16th Street 10003, New York, USA

  • Oslo Screen Festival - Video Art in a Nordic Perspective, Filmens Hus, Cinemateket (Lillebil), Oslo, Norway

  • 700IS Reindeerland screenings 2014, Looking at the Big Sky, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Hot Spots - Four Photographers|Four Perspectives, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong


2013

  • Refract-Reflect, The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Looking at the Big Sky, Project Room Exhibition, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong

  • agnès b. The Snap Cardigan Photo Exhibition World Tour 2013, Paragon Shopping Centre, Main Atrium, Singapore; Eslite Sinyi, Taipei, Taiwan; IFC Mall, Atrium, Hong Kong; Jiu Guang Department Store, 2/F, Shanghai, China


2012

  • From City to City: A Hong Kong Photo Exhibition Response on Daido Moriyama, Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Hong Kong

  • Destination Berlin, 1a Space, Hong Kong

  • G.O.L.D - What the #*@& is Value?, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong

  • New Wave Fresh Looks, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Video Screening: Time is Love.5, International Video Art Exhibition, curated by Kisito Assangni, [.Box] Videoart Project Space, Milano, Italy; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; Garage 4141 Gallery, San Diego, USA; Rich Mix Foundation, London, UK; The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus; Galerie Octobre, Paris, France; ZET Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Kulter, Amsterdam, Netherlands; City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine; Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK


2011

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.3, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Atelier397, São Paulo, Brazil; Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Filmmaking, Singapore; Watertowerfest, Sophia, Bulgaria; Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada; Forman's Smokehouse Gallery & Hackney Wicked Art Festival, London, UK; Databaz, Angouleme, France

  • The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany

  • 1a@Beijing: open the pages . you see me seeing you, Part II, 1a space, Hong Kong

  • FUORI 4, Galleria Gallerati, Rome, Italy


2010

  • Hong Kong Photo Festival 2010: Four Dimensions - Contemporary Photography from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • 1a@Beijing: open the pages.you see me seeing you, Part I, Kubrick Bookshop, Beijing, China

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.2, Blueprint, London, UK; Wikitopia, Hong Kong; Galerie Carla Magna, Paris, France

  • 19th dokumentART - European Documentary Film Festival: videoART, Neubrandenburg, Germany & Szczecin, Poland

  • In Details, agnès b.'s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Photography 2010, Gallery INDEXG, Toronto, Canada

  • Sideward Narration, 1a Space, Hong Kong

  • Back to Drawing, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong


2009

  • Self and Other Representations, 10th aluCineLatin Media Festival, CineCycle, Toronto, Canada

  • Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany

  • Video Screening: The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.2, V.art09, Värnamo, Sweden; Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia; Contato, São Carlos, Brazil; Kulturpalast Wedding International, Berlin, Germany; VTape, Toronto, Canada; Supermarket Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Josetti Grand Bazaar, turn-berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2008

  • White Pillow - visual art + fashion exhibition, 8640 fazhion+idea gallery, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award – Invitational Art Competition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Women's Work, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

  • Who's that girl?, Kina Art Cafe, Marino, Roma, Italy

  • Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV Launching Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall Low Block, Hong Kong


2007

  • Video Art in the age of the Internet, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

  • Talkover/Handover, 1a space, Hong Kong

  • [PAM] Perpetual Art Machine, The Video Art Portal, 2006-2007, Volume One, Year One

  • 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special projects: We are your future, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

  • Cameras Inside-out, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

  • Transmediale 2007, Berlin, Germany


2006

  • Winter 06/07, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

  • Ex-otica, Vitamin Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy


2005

  • Winter 05/06, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

  • The Long March Framed - China Hong Kong Festival in 20 Years, agnès b. Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Muse Gaze - Seven female photographers of a new generation, 1a space, Hong Kong

  • If Hong Kong, A Woman/Traveller, 1a space, Hong Kong

  • The Eyes are the Objects, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Mirror Me: Recent works of LAM Wai-kit and Vivian LEUNG, Para/Site Central, Hong Kong

  • Third International Film & Video Festival, The Museum of New Art (MONA), Rochester, USA


2004

  • Fotanian – 2004 Open Studio, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

  • 2004 Shanghai Biennale, Techniques of the Visible, Black Box: International Film Program, Shanghai, China

  • Hong Kong + Seoul + Tokyo Videoart – Landscape of Transmitted Images, POLA Art Foundation, POLA Museum Annex (Ginza), Tokyo, Japan

  • Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition, LEE Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition, Volkswagen Fotogalerie, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

  • Take Two, Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


2003

  • Fotanian: Close to the Blind Track - A project with AMAE Artgroup, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong; Zun i arte contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy

  • The Retelling of Drawing II – Story of Peach Flower Garden, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Post-Graduate Exhibition, The Art of CUHK 2003, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • FotanGathering: NEOstalgia, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong


2002

  • Confession - works by Woody Lee, Tsang Chui Mei and Lam Wai Kit, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong


2000 – 2001

  • Behind the Eyeballs - a non-visual exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong


1999

  • Millennium Souvenir Exhibition, The Gallery, Art Forest, Toronto, Canada


1998

  • Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 1998, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

  • The Retelling of Drawing - by 12 Hong Kong Woman Artists, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong


1997

  • Hong Kong Incarnated, Museum 97: History, Community, Individual, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Souvenir 1997: A Design Project, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


1996

  • Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, United Kingdom



Awards & Grants

2018

  • Selected Entries: IX Certamen de Artes Plásticas Dijous Bo 2018, Inca, Mallorca, Spain


2017

  • Second Award: III Certamen d’Arts Plàstiques Ciutat de Felanitx 2017, Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain


2016/4

  • Residence Grant: Mobility grants aimed at non-resident artists in the Balearic Islands, Centre d'Art i Creació de Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


2011/1

  • Residence Grant: Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain


2009/10 - 12

  • Residence Grant: Artist-in-Residence Subsidy Scheme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong


2009

  • Selected Entries: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, Hong Kong


2003

  • Selected Entries: The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA), Hong Kong


2002/6

  • Research Grant: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


1998

  • Selected Entries: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 1998, Hong Kong


1992

  • Distinction: Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition, Hong Kong



Residency Programs

2019/7

  • Vilarcangel, València, Spain


2018/6

  • tadlachance, Cuges-les-Pins, France


2017/1

  • Young Artist in Residence @ V54, Hong Kong


2016/4

  • Mobility grants aimed at non resident artists in the Balearic Islands, Centre d'Art i Creació de Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


2015/3

  • trafficjam #4, Centre d'Art i Creació de Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


2014/3

  • trafficjam #3, Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany


2012/11 - 12

  • LKV - Lademoen Kunstnerverkstede, Trondheim, Norway


2012/3

  • Casa Monsaraz, Monsaraz, Portugal


2011/1

  • Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain


2009/10 - 12

  • Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany


2005/6 – 12

  • FUSE :: fusion: encoding future, Videotage, Hong Kong



Publications

2009

  • Wai Kit Lam 2009, Hong Kong


2003

  • Wai Kit Lam 2003, Hong Kong


2001

  • A Creative Challenge: Mixed Media, published by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


2000

  • The Secret Gardens – works by LAM Wai Kit, Hong Kong


1997

  • LAM Wai Kit – Beyond Colours, Hong Kong



Curatorship

2005

  • Recalling the Present, White Tube Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong



Collections

  • 2017: Setmanari Felanitx, Spain

  • 2007, 2005, 2002: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

  • 1993: Earthling Studio, Hong Kong

  • Private collections in Hong Kong, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, USA, Canada and Australia
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Art Fairs

2018

  • Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018, Hong Kong


2012

  • Asia Contemporary Art Show 2012, Hong Kong


2011

  • Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2011, Hong Kong


2010

  • ARTHK 10, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong


2008

  • ARTHK 08, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong


2007

  • ACAF NY 2007, New York, USA

  • Scope Cinema, Scope – International Contemporary Art Fair, Hamptons, USA

  • Entre la Piedra y la Flor - CIRCA '07 Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Art First, Quartiere Fieristico di Bologna, Italy


2006

  • Pulse Art Fair Miami, Miami, USA

  • Artissima 13, Torino, Italy

  • 2006 China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing Expo-China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China


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