Jaffa 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. She is a sculptor specialising in large-scale site-specific works of mixed-media sculptures and installations, which are primarily made with recycled materials such as crate wood, old furniture and umbrella 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, society and current affairs.
Apart from solo exhibitions, Lam has been invited to take part in many local and international exhibitions, as well as artist residency programmes in Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States and Canada, etc. In 2006, she was awarded the Asian Cultural Council’s Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship.
In 2009, she started a community project in Hong Kong entitled “Micro Economy”. At the invitation of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jaffa staged the exhibition: “Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver”, to highlight this project. It was also shown in Japan’s Setouchi Triennale 2013, Taiwan’s Hong Kong Week 2015, and German’s “China 8”, representing Hong Kong.