Sandra Lam is an independent curator and writer currently based in London. She holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature and Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong, and an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her curatorial research examines the politics of aesthetics and investigates how curating can contribute to an understanding of contemporary discourses, focusing on activism, migration and the environment. She is interested in socially engaged practice that addresses questions of identity and belonging.
She has held positions across a range of arts organisations including museums, contemporary art galleries and auction houses, as well as in editorial and public relations contexts. These include Mimosa House, Goldsmiths CCA, Royal Museums Greenwich, Lehmann Maupin, Lyon & Turnbull, Sotheby’s and Ming Pao Newspaper. In London, she has initiated and co-curated a number of independent public events and exhibition programmes that involves local communities in social interaction, including Home is wherever I’m with you (2019) at Enclave Lab, By the time we are gone (2019) at Safehouse 1, The Second Umbrella (2019) and We are all in the business of fighting for air (2019) at Chisenhale Studios. She has also organised workshops, performances, talks, film screenings, roundtable discussions, and contributed writings to Mingpao Newspaper, the Culturist HK and .ART.