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Lawrence Lek
Seated is artist Lawrence Lek, a Chinese man with brown shoulder-length straight hair. He wears a olive color work jacket.

(Credit Ilyes Griyeb, Courtesy Art Basel)

Date and place of birth
b. 1982, Frankfurt, Germany
Current location
London, UK
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2021, VH Award Resident

Lawrence Lek 陆明龙  is a London-based multimedia artist who unifies diverse practices into a continuously expanding cinematic universe.

Lek uses video game software and CGI animation to develop digital environments as ‘three dimensional collages of found objects and situations.’ By rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his digital environments reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality.

His VH AWARD proposal, Black Cloud, (2021) is the culmination of an ongoing body of work that explores the geopolitical implications of AI to bridge between popular culture and critical discussions on technology. In 2022, Lek was granted the Grand Prix award for the Eyebeam x VH residency program. 

Read more about Black Cloud here.

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