Lau Wai

Lau Wai(b.1982, Hong Kong) utilizes photography, video, object and installation to explore the multilateral constructions of identity in relation to race, gender and the notion of belonging. She attempts to investigate how history, fiction, personal memory and virtuality collide in the process of identity formations. Her research and material sources range from personal and historical archives to cinematic imagery, popular culture and digital media.

Her works are collected by M+ Museum (Hong Kong); The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (United States); and Alexander Tutsek – Stiftung Foundation (Germany), amongst others. She has exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Kunstmuseum Brandts, Denmark (2016); Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2015, 2018); Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2019); Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan (2018); Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan (2015); The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States (2019); and Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2020). She received her BA in Fine art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007 and received her MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University in 2020.

The artist currently lives and works in New York.

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