Lam Tung Pang shares the same experience with other Hong Kong artists who grew up in 1990s, whose coming-of-age coincides with drastic social changes, a result of his homeland’s decolonisation 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 elements, 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 Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2021 “Half-step House” (Hong Kong House, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, 2021), “Saan Dung Gei” (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019); “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 “Ink City” (Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2021), “Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang” (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA, 2021), “Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint” (Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2019), “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 LACMA (Los Angeles), Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), Burger Collection, the Deutsche Bank, 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.