Jamsen Law

Born and grew up in Hong Kong, Jamsen Law's artworks have been exhibited, presented and screened in festivals in Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America, such as Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, Transmediale Berlin and Ogaki Biennale. He also had his solo screenings in Toronto, Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong.
LAW started curating screenings for Microwave International Media Arts Festival back in 2002 and subsequently he curated educational artist-in-residence programmes inviting Asian artists to his home city for workshops, exhibitions and performances between 2007-2010. He aims to explore new forms of arts engagement in this new era by setting up nProjekt, a new art group in 2018.

Education
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan, 2004 – 2006
University of Hong Kong, 1998 – 2000
University of California at Davis, USA, 1995 – 1996
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1992 – 1997

Curated Programme
Under • Line, a collaborative visual arts project, exhibited in Hong Kong, The Hagen, Tokyo, Rotterdam and Sydney, and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Arts Development Fund (Home Affairs Bureau), 2018 - 2020
Art after Graduation, a career talk series, Hong Kong Design Institute, 2017 - 2018
Start Making Senses, a talk series on different sensory experience in new media technology dimension, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HK, 2010
Intermedia Collaboration series: Asian New Media Lab, supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2010
Hongkong-Asia Exchange Project, supported by Asia Cultural Council, 2009
New Media Arts Exhibition Project – Intermedia Experiment at HKAS, commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2008 - 2009
New Media Basics Series: Creating from Electronics, supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2008 - 2009
Being Projected, six screening programmes for Microwave International Media Art Festival 2002, Temporal Being, presented by Leisure and Culture Services Department, organised by Microwave Company Ltd and Videotage, 2002

Solo Screening/ Exhibition
No Details, Not Whole, Lumenvisum, JCCAC, Hong Kong, 2016
Experimental Drawings and Prints, Front/Side Gallery, JCCAC, Hong Kong, 2012
The Lab: H.K Video/Film Artists Series 3, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2005
Asian Video Art Conference, Tokyo Video Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Asian Directors of the New Century, The 30th Seoul Independent Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2003
Video Ground Zero, V-tape, Toronto, Canada, 2002
Installation Exhibition, Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995

Community Services (Selected)
Member of Jury Broad of 26th Independent Film and Video Awards (Open Category), presented by Leisure and Culture Services Department, organised by Hong Kong Art Centre, 2020
Assessment panel member of the Arts Awards 2012 – 2015, 2017 & 2020 – Media Arts Category, organised by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2012 – 2015, 2017 & 2020
Film & Media Arts Advisor, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2013 - 16
Jury Panelist of Bloomberg Digital Arts Initiative 2013, organised exhibitions by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, 2013
Member of Jury Broad of 14th -16th Independent Film and Video Awards (Interactive Media Category), presented by Leisure and Culture Services Department, organised by Hong Kong Art Centre, 2008 - 2011
Adjudicator of Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, presented by Leisure and Culture Services Department and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2004
Chairperson of Microwave Company Ltd, organiser of Microwave International Media Art Festival, 2003 - 2007
Member of Jury Broad of 7th Independent Film and Video Awards (Open Category), presented by Leisure and Culture Services Department, organised by Hong Kong Art Centre, 2001
Chairperson of Videotage – Media Artist Collective, 2000 – 2003

Scholarship/ Grant/ Award
Grant for Artistic Research in Finland, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, HK, 2021
Grant for Under • Line, a collaborative visual arts project, exhibited in Hong Kong, The Hagen, Tokyo, Rotterdam and Sydney, Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Arts Development Fund (Home Affairs Bureau), 2018 - 2020
Artist-in-Residence Award (WBK Vrije Academie, Den Haag, Netherlands), received from 16º Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, 2009
Grant for Field of Conciseness (Video Project), Hong Kong Arts Development Council, HK, 2005
Gifu Prefecture International Academy of Media Arts and Science Special Award (Prefecture award), Japan, 2004
Grant for Matching Four with Twelve (Video Project), Hong Kong Arts Development Council, HK, 1999
Award for Excellence (Competition Section), Image Forum 1999, Japan, 1999
Gold Award-MTV, HK Independent Film and Video Awards 1997, 1997
University of California Exchange Program Scholarship, USA, 1995

Selected Group Screening/ Exhibition
2020 107, Sydney, Australia
2019 WolArt, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2019 Dali International Photography Festival, Dali, China
2019 House of Ebata, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Quartair, The Hagen, the Netherlands
2018 FooTak Gallery, Hong Kong
2018 Lumenvisum, JCCAC, Hong Kong
2017 Orientations: Boundaries Surveyed, 14th Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, S. Korea
2017 Reload_Hong Kong, Inter-Act Arts, Hong Kong
2016 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen
2016 Echofluxx 16 International Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2016 No References: A Revisit of Hong Kong Video and Media Art from 1985, Videotage, Hong Kong
2015 Papay Gyro Nights 2015, Videotage, Hong Kong.
2011 Museum of Contemporary Art Westlake
2009 9th Seoul International MediaArt Festival
2008 7º Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Colombia
2008 Museu de Arte da Pampulha - Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2007 Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico
2007 Dépendance-indépendance, Espace Piano Nobile, Geneva, Swiss
2007 16º Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, San Paolo, Brazil
2006 Ogaki Biennale 2006, Gifu, Japan
2006 IAMAS2006 - The Wanderer' Engawa in the era of Technocodes, Ogaki, Japan
2006 Festival Internacional de Video Arte de Valencia, Spain
2006 Borderline Moving Images 2007, Beijing Film Academy, China
2005 The 5th New Media Festival in Seoul, Korea
2005 15º Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, San Paolo, Brazil
2005 prog:ME, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004 Shanghai Biennale 2004, Shanghai, China
2004 Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
2004 BizArt, Shanghai, China
2004 SEFOMA 2004, Seoul, Korea
2003 Asian Video Art Conference, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Asian Directors of the New Century, The 30th Seoul Independent Film Festival Seoul, Korea
2003 LA ISLE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2003 14º Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, San Paolo, Brazil
2003 Busan Asian International Film Festival, Busan, Korea
2003 25hrs – The Video Art Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
2003 Transmediale.03, Berlin, Germany

Invited Cultural Exchange
2018 Research Residency, Bergen, Norway, invited by Hordaland Kunstsenter
2013 Asia-Lux, Filmabend Analog, Seoul, South Korea, organised by Goethe-Institut
2009 Artist-in-Residence in WBK Vrije Academie, Den Haag, Netherlands
2006 Ogaki Biennale 2006, Japan, invited by Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
2003 Asian Video Art Conference, Tokyo, Japan invited by Videoart Center Tokyo
2003 14º Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, San Paolo, Brazil, invited by Associação Cultural Videobrasil
2002 Gwangju Biennale 2002, Korea, one of the representatives of Videotage
2002 Video Ground Zero, Toronto, Canada, invited by V-Tape
2001 5to Festival Internacional de Video/Arte/Electrónica, Lima, Peru, invited by Alta Tecnología Andina
1997 Artist-in-residence in ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia
1995 CASTLE OF IMAGINATION, Bytòw, Poland






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