Ms. Lam Suk Yee, Connie (林淑儀)
Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with double majors in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature, Lam Suk Yee, Connie joined the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1997 and has been its Executive Director since 2009. She has been very active in promoting the development of the Hong Kong art scene by serving in a number of committees and panels including the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, the Hong Kong Film Development Council, the Committee on Venue Partnership of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Sub-committee on Visual Arts under the Advisory Committee on Arts Development of the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR.
Connie has rich curatorial experience in various art forms including visual art, video and media art, as well as comic art. She co-curated two visual art exhibitions with Fumio Nanjo and Eugene Tan, featuring outstanding Asian artists. In 2006, she initiated a series of exhibitions focusing on the development of Hong Kong comic art, which later gave birth to the Comix Home Base in 2013 – Hong Kong’s first art community dedicated to local comics and animation, finding its home in a revitalised Grade II historic building. Connie is also dedicated to audience-building by initiating programmes such as the Street Music Series, Open Dance and so on; and she is the Executive Producer of Big Blue Lake and Flowing Stories, Hong Kong Arts Centre’s first home-made full-length film and feature-length documentary released in 2011 and 2014 respectively.