Anonymous Migrant is a collective founded by Nikki Lam and Sudeep Lingamneni. Together they explore the dislocation of sound and image in the post-colonial world. Working primarily with visual and sound artists in the Asia-Pacific region, Anonymous Migrant has an evolving practice that is based on collaborations.
Nikki Lam is a Melbourne-based visual artist and independent curator. From video and installation, to writing and performance, her practice engages in the complexity of belonging through the exploration of self, memory and space. Working primarily with the moving image, she is interested in exploring the translations of post-colonial identities and narratives in the hybrid world.
Born in Hong Kong (1988), her work has been shown as part of SafARI 2014, Firstdraft, BUS Projects, The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand), Galleria Marcollini (Forli, Italy), and toured around the world with Over View International Festival of Video Art. Her most recent curatorial projects include Screen as a Room (2016) at The Substation and Channels Festival. Nikki is the former Artistic Director (2014-2016) of Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival, Australia’s only video art biennial showcases contemporary video practices and continues to investigate the evolution of video culture. She is the former visual arts editor and current editor-at-large at Peril Magazine, an arts and culture journal with Asian-Australian focus. Nikki has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia (2009, Monash University) and Executive Master of Arts (2014, University of Melbourne). She is currently on the Advisory Committee of Channels Festival.
Sudeep Lingamneni is an Indian-American-Australian interdisciplinary artist, producer, curator, researcher and community arts worker, who is passionate about design, photography and music. He uses multimedia and digital storytelling to comment on local and global issues regarding identity, place and history; and collaborates with a range of organisations—including businesses and community groups—to explore ideas of belonging. As an artist, Sudeep has been awarded numerous artists’ residencies, commissions and scholarships, and has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions. As a professional community arts worker, he combines visual media and music to tell stories from a variety of cultural backgrounds: this is the basis of his Community Cultural Development practice.