ARTIST TALK BY LAWRENCE LEK
11 AM, December 19, 2019 at the Sculpture Studio, UMPRUM
and to his opening
6 PM, December 19, 2019 at Cursor Gallery
Lawrence Lek is an artist, filmmaker and musician working in the fields of virtual reality and simulation. He creates site-specific virtual worlds and speculative films using game software, 3D animation, installations, and performance. Often rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his environments reflect the impact of the virtual on the politics of creativity.
Recent projects include: AIDOL 爱道, Sadie Coles HQ, London; 2065, K11 Art Space, Hong Kong; Nøtel (with Kode9), Stroom den Haag, The Hague, NL; arebyte Gallery, London; Play Station, Art Night London, London (2017); Hyperpavilion, Arsenale Nord, Venice (2017); The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017); Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow (2016); SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Missed Connections, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (2016); Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2016); and Software, Hard Problem, Cubitt Gallery, London (2015). Lek received the 2017 Jerwood/FVU Award and the 2015 Dazed Emerging Artist Award.