Lam Galleries champions contemporary artists who challenge perceptions of art
and artistic philosophy. With four spaces in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong,
the Galleries works with a number of international artists, exhibiting art that
expresses regional cultures and demonstrates confluences and contrasts in
contemporary art, reflecting the Galleries’ emphasis on generating
With an eye to the Galleries’ Asian roots, contemporary Chinese Abstract art continues to be significantly represented in the Galleries roster. Influential Chinese artists Zhu Jinshi and Su Xiaobai who synthesise Chinese sensibilities with an international visual language are presented internationally with works now included in major private and public collections worldwide. The establishing of spaces in Hong Kong, and now Singapore, gestures at the Galleries’ commitment to broadening the geographical and symbolic scope of its participation in crucial contemporary art discourses. By introducing leading international artists such as Jenny Holzer, Jim Lambie and Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) to markets in the region, Pearl Lam Galleries has sought to provide opportunities for new audiences in Asia to encounter their work. Moreover, by encouraging these internationally acclaimed artists to create new work that engages specifically with the region, the Galleries seeks to encourage the production of thought-provoking and culturally relevant work through meaningful collaboration.
Pearl Lam Design exhibits works by established and emerging international designers, including Maarten Baas; Mattia Bonetti; André Dubreuil; and Studio Makkink & Bey, in exhibitions and design fairs around the world. They are invited to push the boundaries of traditional Chinese art and craft techniques and create new works that reflect their experiences in China. A fourth gallery and concept store devoted solely to design will open shortly in Shanghai.