De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!


(c)Jaffa Lam, photo: M HKA, 2024
A Piece of History of the Moon

Jaffa Lam (b. 1973, Hong Kong) creates site-specific sculptures and installations made from recycled materials such as crate wood, old furniture, and recycled fabric. She simultaneously explores local culture, history, society, and current events. A Piece of History of the Moon is a blue canopy structure made from recycled umbrella fabrics sewn together. For this, Lam collaborated with the Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association, a group of female former garment factory workers. This approach, combined with her use of found and recycled materials, results in sculptures and installations that address such topics as labour, identity, and collectivity.

Jaffa Lam is represented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery.