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Kinchoi Lam is an artist, picture book creator and printmaker based in Hong Kong. Lam received his Master of Children's Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020. His art mainly focuses on the pursuit and discovery of wonder through intimate aspects of daily life. He is the winner of Batsford Prize 2021 and was also shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards and Bologna Illustrators exhibition 2020.


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Award and Grand

2022     Selected for The White Ravens 2022

2021     Winner of The Batsford Prize 2021

2020     Shortlisted and longlisted artist for the World Illustration Awards 2020  

2020     Selected for Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children's Book Fair

2019     Selected for Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrator Competition of Shanghai International Children's Book Fair 

2019     Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards

2018     Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships, Sir Robert Black Trust Fund

2018     People’s Choice Awards, Derwent Art Prize, London, UK

2016     First Prize, Children Picture category, Creative Writing in Chinese, Hong Kong

Selected Exhibition

2022     Life on the Move - Kinchoi Lam’s solo exhibtion, Floating Proejcts Collective, Hong Kong  

              此時彼刻 Illustration Exhibition, 1916 Workshop of Cultural Heritage Park, Taiwan

              Lamma Mia Public Art Project, South Lamma Island, Hong Kong

2021     The Unsung, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

              Via North Point Arts Festival, North Point Public Pier, Hong Kong

              My Favourite Asian Food Illustration, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan

              The Unsung, Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Galleries, Hong Kong

              Interisland Festival, Peng Chai, Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

              City In Time, Lui Seng Chun, Hong Kong

              Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival, Hong Kong


2020     Kowloon City Civil Servants' Cooperative Building Societies Exhibition, The Mahjong, Hong Kong

              Bologna Illustrators Exhibition World Tour, Italy, Japan, Korea

              The Practice of Everyday Life, Galleries, Oi!, Hong Kong

              MA Children's book illustration show, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London, UK

2019     Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrator Competition Exhibition, Shanghai

              Slightlines, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

              Chasing the City Frames: from Hong Kong to Houston, Rice University, Houston, USA

2018     ALGORITHMIC ART: SHUFFLING SPACE AND TIME, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong          

              The 4th Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale:Expanded  Animation, Shenzhen, China

              Derwent Art Prize 2018, Mall Galleries, London, UK

              OPEN 「打開門」, Floating Projects 2.0, JCCAC, Hong Kong

            「玩.想」, Form Society, Hong Kong

              Pacing Around, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong 2017 Private dairy - 12/F Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong

              Affordable art fair London, UK


2017     Present Tense: New Urban Legend- Resistance of Space, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, USA

              Expænsive Cinema: An FPC Production, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

              Open studio exhibition, Arteles Creative Center, Finland


2022     Nomads: Life on the move - Cicada Books

2022     渡輪小星的祕密之旅 - 小皇冠童書館

2021     移民去哪裡? - 木棉樹出版社

2020     野豬麵包店 - Commissioned By ICAC Hong Kong

2017     電車小叮在哪裡 - 木棉樹出版社

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