Bio/CV

Wai, Lau
(born in Hong Kong) currently lives and works in Hong Kong and New York. My works primarily focuses on the interrelated yet agonistical relationships between the narratives in history and personal memories, as well as how collective and individual consciousness are formed. I draw inspiration from personal and historical materials as well as popular cultures.


Education:
MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, 2020

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies),
Goldsmiths, University of London, 2007
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Solo Exhibitions:
2018
“The Memories of Tomorrow”, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

2017
(Dual-solo) “Photo Booth”, Para Site, 2017 Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2014
'Staging Encounters: 10 Years of Contemporary Photography in China', (International section -Solo exhibition), Lianzhou, Guangdong, China


Group Exhibitions:
(forthcoming)
2018 Time/Space: Brief as Photo- Dialogue between Joseph Fung and his Contemporaries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

(forthcoming)
2018 Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, Guangdong, China

2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China

2018
Emerging Curators Project 2018, "A Tree Fell in the Forest, and No One's There",
Power Station of Art (PSA), Shanghai, China

2018
Kuandu Biennale, "Seven Questions for Asia", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2018
"Crush", Para Site, Hong Kong

2018
“Follow Me”, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China

2018
“Relativity Hypothesis”, J: Gallery, Shanghai, China

2017
"Follow Me"- New Narratives in Contemporary Photography, China-Switzerland, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2016 “->”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 “Sojourn with Stranger”, Mur Nomade, Hong Kong

2016
Les Photaumnales– "Love Hong Kong: La photographie hongkongaise (1950-2015)", Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, France

2016
Denmark Photo Biennale -"Cities and Memory", Brandts Museum, Odense, Denmark

2016
Hong Kong International Photo Festival - “Voices: Cross Vision on French and Hong Kong Photography”, Comix Home Base, Hong Kong

2016
Singapore International Photo Festival- "A Room with a View", Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

2016
Argentina International Photo Festival (Encuentros Abiertos- Festival de la Luz), “Yuen Yeung”, Museo de Aries Plasticas Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016
'Adrift', OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

2015
'A Room With A View': Her Hong Kong-Stories Through the Lens of Six Female Artists', Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, CVA Building, HKBU, Hong Kong

2015
'Imagine There's No Country, Above Us Only Our Cities', Para Site, Hong Kong

2015
The 6th Dali International Photography Festival, Dali, China

2015
'Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition', Asia Photography And Image Center,
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Echigo-Tsumari Region, Niigata, Japan

2015
The 7th TSPA Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition ,
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

2015
100 Self-Portraits of Hongkongese', S201, Staunton, PMQ, Hong Kong

2015
Xitek 2014 New Foto Award Exhibition, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013
The 9th Lianzhou International Photo Festival -'Farewell to Experience',
(Theme Exhibition section) 'Yuen Yeung -A Contemporary Photography Exhibition by Seven Hong Kong Artists', Lianzhou, Guangdong, China

2013
'Dozen of Photography Works', Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

2012
'About us,About Life & About the City', AO Vertical Art Space, Asia One, Hong Kong

2012
'G.O.L.D.', Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong,

2011
'Heat -an Exploration of Sex in Relationships', Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
'SaLon Winter 2008 Show', SaLon Contemporary, London, U.K.

2007
'115th Autumn Exhibition', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, U.K.

2007
'Small Pictures Exhibition', Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, U.K.

2007
'Ritual Abuse', 68 Boleyn Road, Dalston, London, U.K.

2007
'Design UK 2007 Exhibition', Guangzhou; Shanghai; Beijing; Chengdu;
organized by Education UK, British Council, China

2007
'Ecosystems', Red Gate Gallery, London, U.K.

2006
'Powderlux', Red Gate Gallery, London, U.K.
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Awards:

2015 Finalist, The 7th TSPA Three Shadows Photography Award, Beijing, China
2015 Finalist, Xitek 2014 New Photo Award, Beijing, China
2007 First Prize, Small Pictures Exhibition, Salisbury Arts Centre, U.K.
2007 The Warden’s Art Prize, Goldsmiths College, U.K.
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Selected Publications:

2017 Golden Records GR-02092017, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
2017 The Unappropriated Recipes, Para Site, Hong Kong
2015 Detachment: The 2015 Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2014 Staging Encounters- 10 Years of Contemporary Photography in China: 2014 Lianzhoufoto, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China
2013 Farewell to Experience: 2013 Lianzhoufoto, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China
2012 About Us, About Life & About the City, Asia One Publishing Hong Kong
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Collections:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
The Warden’s Collection, Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K.
Private collections
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