Jaffa Lam (b.1973) is a Hong Kong based artist and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Master of Fine Arts degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She works in the mediums of mixed-media sculptures and site-specific installations with mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled fabric. Her works often explore issues relating to local culture, history, society and current affairs, some of the topics include art in public, the loss of craftsmanship in the city, and the regeneration of art making cycle. Her projects views and thoughts of ordinary people through her non-narrative and dialogical installations.
Lam has been involved in various public art and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Fukutake House Project of the Setouchi Triennale (2013) in Japan, Hong Kong Week (2015) in Taiwan, China 8 (2015) in Germany, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition (2016) in China and Lyon Lumières (2018) in France. She received the Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship (2006) from the Asian Cultural Council and the commendation award (2017) from the Secretary of Home Affairs for her contributions to the promotion of arts and culture.
She is currently Academic Head of Hong Kong Art School and Chairperson of Hong Kong Sculpture Association. She was the founder of former Hong Kong International Artist Workshop (2004–2010), guest host of a weekly art programme on Metro Radio (2014–2020) and column writer for Delta Magazine (2014–2020).