Isaac Chong Wai and Jaffa Lam Laam

Isaac Chong Wai and Jaffa Lam Laam


Isaac Chong Wai, Rehearsal of the Futures: Is the World Your Friend?, 2018. Performance, drawings, paper collage, video.

June 21, 2019
Isaac Chong Wai and Jaffa Lam Laam
June 21, 2019
Zilberman Berlin
Goethestraße 82
10623 Berlin
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Zilberman Gallery is proud to announce the representations of two Hong Kong-based artists Isaac Chong Wai and Jaffa Lam Laam.

Isaac Chong Wai (b. 1990, China) works and lives in Berlin and Hong Kong.

Chong works across a range of media, including live performance, video, photography, and site-specific installation, and considers the interplay between the collective and the individual, the politics of time and space, and real and imagined futures. His works often engage with other performers with whom Chong performs, to allow for further interrogation of notions of the social and unified body. 

Chong graduated from Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University with a BA in Visual Arts and Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, with a MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. His most recent solo exhibitions include: Is the World Your Friend? (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019), An Artistic Archive of Borders (Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany, 2018), Future of the Past – Past of the Future (Goethe Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018), What is the future in the past? And what is the past in the future? (Bauhaus Museum, Weimar, Germany, 2016). His selected group exhibitions include: Living Sound—Expanding the extramusical (Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan, 2019), The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay (Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2019), Imaginary Bauhaus Museum (Schiller Museum, Weimar, Germany, 2019), M+ Live Art Audience As Performer (M+ Museum, Hong Kong, 2018), The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta (Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany, 2018), KOTODAMA (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2018), Forecast Forum (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2017), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, A Time for Dreams (National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia, 2014).

Jaffa Lam Laam (b.1973, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based artist. 

Lam’s practice is specialized in large-scale, site-specific and mixed-media works, often making use of recycled materials, such as crate wood, old furniture and umbrella fabric. Since 1999, in her “Micro Economic” and other public/community projects, she has been connecting heritage and current affairs, and representing ordinary people through non-narrative and dialogical installations.

She received her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Apart from solo exhibitions, Lam has been invited to take part in many international shows, as well as artist residency programs in Japan, Kenya, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China, United States, France and Canada, etc. She received a Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2006 and was an awardee of the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme in 2017. In 2009, she started a community project in Hong Kong titled Micro Economy. At the invitation of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jaffa staged the exhibition: Jaffa Lam Laam Collaborative: Weaver, to highlight this project. It has been represented Hong Kong to show in Setouchi Triennale, Japan, 2013, Hong Kong Week, Taiwan, 2015, China 8 (Germany, 2015), Utopias/Heterotopia Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2016, and Lumieres, Lyon, 2018, and she has been invited as a collaborator to show in Manifesta 12: The European Nomadic Biennial, 2018 in Palermo, Italy.  

Zilberman Gallery / Berlin
Goethestraße 82
10623 Berlin

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