Urich Lau

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Urich Lau Wai-Yuen is a visual artist, independent curator and art educator based in Singapore (born 1975). Working in video art, photography and printmaking, he has presented works extensively in Singapore and various countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan. Recent exhibitions include Singapore Biennale 2013, VII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Uzbekistan, Project Glocal: Cityzening at Jorge B. Vargas Museum in Manila, and he is one of the finalists in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013-14 in Hong Kong. He also recently held a solo exhibition entitled Persistence of Vision in 2013 at Space Cottonseed in Gillman Barracks, Singapore. His curatorial projects focus on video art. Projects include the Videologue and Parallax series of exchange-exhibitions showcased at Beijing’s Sunshine International Art Museum in 2011, ICA Gallery 2 (Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore) and Gaodi Gallery in Shenyang in 2012, and ICA Gallery 1 (Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore) in 2013. He is also the first recipient for Open Call by The Substation in Singapore with the exhibition in 2008 entitled Videology. Recently he has co-curated the Singapore Open Media Art Festival 2015 supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore, which was held in Gillman Barracks. And co-curated (CON)TEMPORARY OSMOSIS – Audiovisual Media Festival 2015 at various artist-run- spaces in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohiung in Taiwan. He received a Diploma of Visual Art from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 1997, a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from University of Tasmania in 2001 and a Master of Fine Art degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2004. He is a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, a member of The Artists Village and served as its President from 2012 to 2014, a former member of Printmaking Society Singapore and served as its vice-president from 2009 to 2011, and a resident-artist at the Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore.