Pauline Lam was born in Hong Kong in 70’s. She received her Bachelor Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Lam, whose conceptual and site-specific installation works are often seen in many venues both in Hong Kong and overseas. She specializes in creation with different medium in particular site, including site-specific installation works in piers, on ferry; conceptual works at Lunar New Year Fair Market and the former real prison etc. In recent years her works display special focus on relationships between cultural development and human activities. In 2006, Lam was invited to create site-specific works including an impressive big “Chocolate Chandelier”, an installation work with over ten thousands of chocolate beads. It was hung at the 70-foot ceiling of a shopping arcade in Hong Kong. The exhibition only last for one week so as to challenge “the concept of love” of modern people for ephemeral love nowadays. Her other recent work - “One minute prison” offer opportunities for participants to think about their personal guilty while being send to the former real prison for one minute. One of the participants is a middle age woman from Germany who wrote down her guilty as “the prison of her life” showed that she is still under the influence of WWII. This art project has attacked almost 70 participants. Some of them are well known figures, including Stephen Ip (Secretary for Economic Development & Labor Bureau), Lam Ying Fei (TVB artist), Dr. Christina Chu (Former Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum) etc. Her publication including ‘Test of Rebirth – works by Lam Yuk Lin’(1998) and ‘Lam Yuk Lin – Cultivating Civilization Research Report’(2005), both documenting the various styles of Lam’s works. Lam was also the recipient of several arts awards including: ‘New vision Award’ in 2001 from LCSD, ‘Most Promising Artist Award’(painting category) in 1995, First Prize in the Painting category in 1996 and First Prize in the Sculpture category in 1997 from the Philippe Charriol Foundation, Finalist of “Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial” (1998, 2005) etc.


Hong Kong Shan Hai Jing Volume 1
2007, Acrylic on Board, 100 (H) x 100 (W) cm