Dana Lam is a visual artist, writer, performer, and Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.
Dana’s semi-autobiographical work, Still Life, developed and presented by Checkpoint Theatre (2019), showcased her flair for working across disciplines.
Dana has performed in Jerome Bel’s Gala (TheatreWorks, 2016), Joavien Ng’s Incarnation of the Beast (TheatreWorks, 2015) and Dream Country – a Lost Monologue (Singapore Arts Festival, 2012). Her writing credits include the book Days of Being Wild: GE2006 Walking the Line with the Opposition (Ethos Books, 2006), while her visual art has been shown in the Singapore Art Museum and the Substation Gallery. Her 500-piece installation When Bellies Speak: You are your own work of art was hosted at Hong Lim Park on 8 March 2015.
Outside of performance, Dana has worked as a newspaper reporter and volunteered with the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), serving as its President in 2000-2002 and again in 2009-2011.
Dana is one of 54,548 babies born in 1953 according to the Singapore census.