Kiwa Lam was born in Hong Kong in 1988 and graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011 with a BA in Art Practice, specializing in installation. Her preoccupation with paper built-structures “‘as they are both tough and fragile”, inspired paper forms to become the centre of her practice as her medium of presentation. Paper structures ruptured easily when force is applied, however, the forms that are used in origami/ paper structures can be found in buildings and post-modern landmarks. They can be built to resist, yet at the same time be fragile as glass. A light push could break things into pieces”. Kiwa Lam really enjoys living in her own world. Through the practice of art making she communicates her thoughts with us all, as she is not that outspoken and seldom expresses her complex thought process.
“Ngor Ho Sheung Yiu" is a series of paper bouquets dealing with people's desire for bliss. The name of the origami series is a Cantonese phonetic translation of the statement “I really want this”, which could be overheard from girls gossiping. Each bouquet is made out of 30 pieces of paper that turn into a structure that is strong enough to hold each other together. This origami bouquet series was created after attending a friend’s wedding. The throwing of the bouquet transformed a group of single ladies into crazy beasts. The guests, who are well-educated, all with decent jobs, temporarily lost their manner chasing for the bouquet, which they think would lend to eternal happiness if caught.
2007 to 2011 Goldsmiths college, University of London. BA Art Degree
April 2008 London college of fashion Fashion design (short course)
Nov 2010-Movable Space ( California college of the art, Oakland, San Francisco, US)
Oct 2010 -Movable Space (Goldsmiths college, London)
November 2011-The Other Art Fair (South Bank, London)