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. They are also working towards a large-scale biennial exhibition titled Hyphenated Biennial, which will manifest in Melbourne’s west in 2020-2021.

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         NIKKI LAM is an artist, curator and producer based in Narrm. Working primarily with moving images, performance and installation, her work explores hybridity often through studies of memory, time and representations, as well as the ephemeral medium of video. Born in Hong Kong, Nikki's work deals with the complexity of migratory expressions within and beyond the concept of diaspora. With an expanded practice in writing, exhibition and festival making, Nikki 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 is currently undertaking a PhD (Art) at RMIT University.     
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      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. 



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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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