ABOUT

susan pui san lok is an artist and writer based in London. Projects range across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in archives, nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora.

RECENT / CURRENT / FORTHCOMING

New Geographies East Contemporary Visual Arts Network, UK, 2018 – 2020
FLOW Asia-Art-Activism, Raven Row, London, 4-6 October 2018
Common Third Copperfield Gallery, London, 13 Sept – 26 Oct 2018
Presence A Window into Contemporary Chinese Art The Vaults, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, UK, 9 Feb – 2 June 2018
Diaspora Pavilion Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK, 10 Feb – 29 April 2018
Sonic Soundings Venice / www.echoes.xyz  1 Sept – 30 November 2017
Diaspora Pavilion Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Venice, 13 May – 26 November 2017
Deviant Practice Research Residency, Van Abbemuseum, 2017

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

RoCH Fans & Legends at CFCCA, Manchester (2016) and  QUAD (2015); Lightness (2012), commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella (FVU) and De La Warr Pavilion for the Wellcome-funded exhibition, Everything Flows; Faster, Higher (2008), commissioned by FVU and BFI Southbank to coincide with the Beijing Olympics, with solo shows at the Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre (2012) and MAI, Montreal (2014); DIY Ballroom/Live (2007-08), a Cornerhouse / BBC Bigger Picture national touring commission; and Golden (2005-7/ongoing), an Arts Council England and AHRC-funded project, including exhibitions, residencies, a publication, live events, and commissions for Beaconsfield, London, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, Guangdong Museum of Art and Venice.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (International)

Diaspora Pavilion, Venice (2017); China Remix Indiana University, Bloomington (2017); 1st Asia Biennial & 5th Guangzhou Triennial (2015-16); SITE Sante Fe (2012); Hong Kong Arts Centre (2006); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2004); Shanghai Duolun MoMA (2004, 2005); Beijing 798 Space (2004); Gallery 4a, Australia (2001)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (UK)

Copperfield Gallery, London (2018); Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2018); St George’s Hall, Liverpool (2018); Hanmi Gallery (2013); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2012); Holden Gallery, Manchester (2012); University of Westminster Gallery, London (2010); Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2009); Cornerhouse (2008); Chinese Arts Centre (2006); SPACETriangle, London (2005); Beaconsfield (2005); Cafe Gallery Projects (2003); Hayward Gallery (1999); 198 Gallery (1998)

ARTIST BOOKS

RoCH Fans & Legends (2017, freeebook), RoCH Fan (2015, concertina multiple), Faster, Higher (2009, monograph), Golden (Notes) (2007, artist book), and NEWS (2005, artist book)

SELECTED PROJECTS

2016 – 2018

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Above: susan pui san lok, ‘Through the Gate / an(g)archivery’, 2018, essay/2-channel video (still). Deviant Practice research residency/e-publication, Van Abbemuseum, curated/edited by Nick Aikens.

2017

susan pui san lok, Untitled (Pavilion), 2017, installation with shimmer and lighting filter. Diaspora Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Venice, 13 May to 26 November 2017.

Above: susan pui san lok, Untitled (Pavilion), 2017, installation with shimmer and lighting filter. Diaspora Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Venice, 13 May to 26 November 2017.

2013 – ongoing

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2012 / 2015

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2012

2008 / 2009 / 2012 / 2014

susan pui san lok, Faster, Higher, 2008

Above/below: susan pui san lok, Faster, Higher, 2008, five-screen installation. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and BFI Southbank Gallery.

 

2005-ongoing

 susan pui san lok, Years, 2006 (stills) susan pui san lok, Years, 2006 (still)

susan pui san lok, Mobile Ballroom, 2006

All texts and images © susan pui san lok unless otherwise stated