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JAFFA LAM LAAM
林嵐

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CHEUNG Sze-lit

Lam Laam, Jaffa is a sculptor specializing in large-scale site-specific works of mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled fabric. In recent years, she has been involved in many public art and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas. Her works often explore issues related to local culture, history, the society and current affairs.

Apart from solo exhibitions, Lam was invited to take part in many local and international exhibitions, as well as artist residency programmes in Lamu in Kenya, Hualien in Taiwan, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Shanghai in China, New York in the United States and Toronto in Canada, etc. Lam participated in the contemporary art festival, "Subvision.art.festival.off."in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009 by Invitation. She was the New York Urban Glass visiting artist fellow in 2007-2008, the invited artist of the 10th anniversary of Tree Museum in Toronto, Canada in 2007 and fellow of the Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship of Asian Cultural Council in 2006. Lam was also one of the highlight artists selected by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office for its "Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme II 2003". The community project she started in Hong Kong in 2009 is titled "Micro Economy", which acquired the exhibition presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre: Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver.

Projects initiated by Lam include "Re: Wanchai—Hong Kong International Artists' Workshop 2005" and "4x4—Hong Kong International Artists' Workshop 2008".

Lam received her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now teaching at the Hong Kong Art School as Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator of Higher Diploma in Fine Art.



 

林嵐主力創作大型混合媒介雕塑作品及裝置,採用的主要為回收再用的物料,包括木箱板、舊傢具、回收布料等等。近年,她積極參與本土及海外不同的公共和社區藝術計劃,作品多以文化歴史、社會與時 事為背景。


除個人展覽外,林嵐多次獲邀參加本地及國際展覽,以及世界各地的藝術家留駐計劃,計有肯亞拉姆、 台灣花蓮、孟加拉達卡、中國上海、美國紐約和加拿大多倫多等。 二零零九年,她應邀參與德國漢堡的「Subvision.art.festival.off.」當代藝術節。她亦獲選為二零零七至 零八年美國 紐約Urban Glass的特邀藝術家、二零零七年加拿大多倫多Tree Museum十週年慶特邀藝術 家。二零零六年代亞洲文化協會捷成漢伉儷獎助金得主,以及二零零三年度香港藝術推廣辦事處「藝遊 鄰里計劃II 2003」的重點藝術家。二零零九年,林嵐在香港開始的社區項目名為「微觀經濟」,並獲香 港藝術中心邀請為此計劃舉辦個展:"林嵐合作社﹣織織複織織" (2013)

由林嵐策劃的藝術項目包括「現場灣仔─國際藝術家交流工作坊(香港)2005」及 「4X4─國際藝術家交流工作坊(香港)2008」。

林嵐畢業於香港中文大學藝術系、研究院及教育學院,現於香港藝術學院任教,為雕塑系統籌以及藝術 高級文憑課程統籌。