Bio/CV

Wai, Lau
(b. 1982, Hong Kong) currently lives and works in Hong Kong. My works primarily focuses on the interrelated and agonistical relationships between authoritative 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:
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies),
Goldsmiths, University of London, 2007
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Solo Exhibitions:

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

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


Group Exhibitions:

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

2016 “->”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China

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

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, China

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, China

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

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, China

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, China

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

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

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

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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Selected Press:

2017 Chinese Photography, Magazine, July Issue 2017 (China)
2017 Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) (online), 04 April 2017 (Singapore)
2016 Fisheye, Magazine, Issue 20 (Sep-Oct 2016) (France)
2015 Voice of Photography, Magazine, Issue 17 (Dec 2015/Jan 2016) (Taiwan)
2015 Art Plus, Issue Dec 2015 (Hong Kong)
2015 ZUI Found, Magazine, Issue 2015/05 (China)
2014 The Eye of Photography (online) (France)
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