Lam Tung Pang 林東鵬 Hong Kong, b. 1978
Lam Tung Pang is one of the most prominent Hong Kong artists of his generation whose coming-of-age coincides with drastic social changes, a result of his homeland’s decolonization from constitutional monarchy and new allegiance to China in a short span of time. Traversing between the media of painting, site-specific installation, sound and video, Lam’s playful practice arises from a curious imagination that recombines traditional iconography and vernacular materials, innovating with a myriad of found objects and images to form new practices that are often experimental in nature. Lam’s works engage the themes of collective memories and fleeting nostalgia, which articulate an ongoing negotiation of the overlapping city-state’s reality. In his allegorical landscapes, journeys and sceneries become essential passages connecting time and distance, longing and loss.
Solo exhibitions of Lam’s include “Hi! House – Lam Tung-pang x Old House at Wong Uk Village” (Wong Uk Village, Hong Kong, 2017); “The Curiosity Box” (Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, USA, 2013). Group exhibitions in which Lam has participated include “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture” (Shenzhen, China, 2017); “CHINA 8” (NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015); “No soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents” (Tate Modern, London, UK, 2010). Lam is the recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2012). Lam’s work is collected by the Burger Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong), Kadist Art Foundation (France and USA) and M+ (Hong Kong), among others. Lam currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Galerie du Monde presented Lam Tung Pang’s installation “One-Two-World” in the Discoveries Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013. “One-Two-World” is a site-specific installation composed of scale models, plants, drawing and projection on paper. The project at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 was 150 x 270 cm, as seen in the feature image on the right.