Lawrence Lek, 2019
Credit: © Lawrence Lek, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London, and Art Basel.
Lawrence Lek (Chinese: 陆明龙) is a London-based artist born in 1982. Drawing inspiration from his background in music and architecture, he constructs films, video games, and multimedia installations, inviting us to consider the impact of technology on society. Lek graduated in architecture from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and later the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and the Cooper Union, New York.
Lek’s solo shows include the Center for Contemporary Arts Prague (CZ), HeK House of Electronic Arts (CH), Sadie Coles HQ (UK), and K11 art space (HK). He has participated in group shows at the Nam June Paik Art Centre (KR), Whitechapel Gallery (UK), UCCA (CN), SeMA Biennale Mediacity (KR), and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (DE). Lek was awarded the 2017 Jerwood/FVU Award, the 2015 Dazed Emerging Artist Award, as well as the Tenderflix/Tenderpixel Artist Video Award. His work form part of the collections at the Guggenheim Museums and Foundation (US), MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art (KR), Museum of London (UK), and the Rubell Family Collection (US).