Lawrence Lek

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Lawrence Lek (Chinese: 陆明龙;) is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, and musician based in London. His works include the films "AIDOL",[1] "Geomancer",[2] "Sinofuturism (1839–2046 AD)",[3] the open world video game simulations "2065",[4] "Europa, Mon Amour (2016 Brexit Edition)",[5] "Unreal Estate (The Royal Academy is Yours)",[6] and "Nøtel", an audio-visual collaboration with Kode9.[7] Lek describes himself as a simulation artist, and uses 3D rendering technology in his work.[8]

Born in 1982 in Frankfurt am Main,[9] Lek is of Malaysian Chinese descent, and studied architecture at Trinity College, Cambridge, the Architectural Association and Cooper Union in New York.[10] He is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London.

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  1. ^ Michael Eby (1 May 2019). "Lawrence Lek: AIDOL 爱道". Broolyn Rail. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Geomancer". Film and Video Umbrella. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ Josh Feola (27 March 2017). "Lawrence Lek: 'It isn't a manifesto, it's a conspiracy theory'". Time Out Beijing. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ Alvin Li (10 May 2018). "Conversations: Lawrence Lek "2065" at K11, Hong Kong". Mousse Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Get a glimpse of Dalston's apocalyptic, post-Brexit future". Dazed. June 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  6. ^ Nora Khan (August 2015). "Simulation as Institutional Critique: Lawrence Lek's 'Unreal Estate'". Rhizome.org. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Discussing Death and Commerce with Kode9 and Lawrence Lek". Thump. Vice. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  8. ^ Zhang Hanlu (11 December 2015). "Lawrence Lek: Unreal Estate". LEAP Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  9. ^ "In Focus: Lawrence Lek". Frieze Magazine. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Interview With Lawrence Lek". Dais Contemporary. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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