Hyphenated Projects is a platform for artists with transcultural practices and a collective that presents, collaborates and develops new ideas. Hyphenated Projects focus our work on supporting artists who operate with the hyphens: culturally, socially and geographically. Situated in a suburban house in Sunshine West, the space supports artists, producers and researchers through an on-going studio residency and development program.

        The collective was founded after presenting a survey exhibition of Asian-Australian artists in Victoria at The Substation titled Hyphenated (2018). Since 2018, they have partnered and collaborated with Due West Arts Festival, Next Wave Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre with a range of contemporary and community arts projects. 

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         NIKKI LAM︎︎︎ is an artist, curator and producer (Hong Kong/Narrm). Working primarily with moving images, her work explores hybridity and memory through the contemplation on time, space and impermanence. With an expanded practice in writing, exhibition and festival making, she is currently co-director of Hyphenated Projects, curator-at-large at The Substation, and a board member at NETS Victoria. She has been the Artistic Director of Channels Festival alongside many hybrid roles in the arts including at ACMI, Next Wave, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Peril Magazine. Nikki holds an Executive Master of Arts from The University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking her practice-led PhD research at RMIT University.      

      PHUONG NGO︎︎︎ is a Vietnamese-Australian artist living and working on the unceded land of the Kulin Nation. His practice is concerned with the interpretation of history, memory and place, and how it impacts individual and collective identity of the Vietnamese diaspora. Through archival processes rooted in a conceptual practice, he seeks to find linkages between culture, politics and oral histories and historic events, which in turn dictates the materiality of his artistic output. He is currently co-director of Hyphenated Projects; a PhD candidate at RMIT; and curator at large at the Substation.


        ARI TAMPUBOLON︎︎︎ is an emerging artist, arts worker, and K-pop enthusiast. Through film and installation, Ari's practice is led by the legacy of Institutional Critique methodologies, reconfigured from the position of queer diaspora. Ari has shown recent works at Seventh Gallery, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and is one recipients of the 2021 Multicultural Arts Victoria Diasporas Commissions.


        VARSHA RAMESH︎︎︎is an arts manager and producer based in Naarm. As a producer, her work is informed by a background in contemporary dance and theatre and focuses on experiences in a festival context. Varsha’s work primarily explores themes of migration, equity and cultural inclusion in the arts. She has held roles at RISING, Sangam, Dancehouse and City of Melbourne, and recently graduated with a Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne.


        LEELA SCHAUBLE︎︎︎ is a visual artist, digital marketing all-rounder, and digital producer. She’s passionate in using creative, engaging and new ways to create and deliver content in a continually changing digital environment. She has held roles at Monash Gallery of Art, ArtsHub and Screenhub, The Substation, Experimenta Media Arts, Channels Festival, Hyphenated Biennial, Australian Art Orchestra and Seventh Gallery.


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        We would like to thank the curatorial committee who assisted in artist selections via the open call, who continued to guide us throughout the project.
We would also like to thank the original curatorial committee members Sapna Chandu and Kat Clarke for their trust and contribution.

Hyphenated Projects acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we operate. We pay our respects to their Elders and acknowledge that this land was never ceded and we occupy it as uninvited guests.

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