lok, susan pui san, artist, researcher, writer

susan pui san lok is an artist and writer whose projects evolve out of interests in archives, nostalgia, place and migration. Based in London, her works range across performance, text, moving image, sound and installations.

She was educated at the University of Leeds completing her BA hons in Visual Arts in 1994 and MA in Feminism and Visual Arts in 1996. She was awarded a PhD in Fine Art from the University of East London in 2004. She is the Professor in Contemporary Art at University of the Arts London. 

She has exhibited nationally including at Firstsite, Colchester; QUAD, Derby; London's SPACE Triangle, Cafe Gallery Projects, Hayward Gallery; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle. Internationally she has shown at the Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale  5th Guangzhou Triennale/1st Asian Biennale; Montreal Arts Interculturels; Shanghai Duolun Moma and 798 Space, Beijing; Gallery 4A and Art Gallery New South Wales, Australia; SITE Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Lok's first exhibiton at the Chinese Art Centre was Un-/Retrospectre (part 6) in 1997 at  our Edge Street premises. At our Thomas Street premises she took part in the group show Reassurance in 2005, and exhibited her solo installation Golden in 2006. In 2016 her touring show RoCH Fans & Legends also visited the Centre. 
Related Record Sets
GB3451/OC/6/2/5 : Exhibition Folder: Susan Pui San Lok, 'Retrospectre / UN- (Part 6)', (1997 Nov 10 - 1998 Jan 16) (created)
GB3451/OC/6/3/9 : 'Reassurance', various artists, (2005 July 25 - 2005 October 02) (created)
GB3451/OC/6/3/12 : Exhibition File: 'Golden (years)', Susan Pui San Lok, (2006 May 12 - 2006 July 02) (created)
GB3451/OC/6/7/1 : Folder 'Re: Orient: A New vocabulary for Chinese Arts' Seminar, (1998 Oct 3) (is subject of)
Related places
United Kingdom (had birth place)
London (is located at)
Related Events
Installation: Susan Puisan Lok, 10 November - 20 December 1997 (participated in)
Conference: 'RE:Orient: A New Vocabulary for Chinese Arts', various artists, 3 October 1998 (participated in)
Conference: 'Chinese Contemporary Arts in the International Arena', 18 April - 20 April 2002 (participated in)
Exhibition: 'Reassurance', various artist, 29 July - 2 October 2005 (Held)
Exhibition: 'Golden', Susan Pui San Lok, 12 May - 2 July 2006 (Held)
Artist Talk: Susan Pui San Lok, 8 June 2006 (Held)
Workshop: 'Photographic Workshop', Susan Pui San Lok, 8 June 2006 (Held)
Touring Exhibition: 'RoCH Fans & Legends', Susan Pui San Lok, 19 September - 15 November 2015 (Held)
Workshop: 'Notes on A Return', Sophia Hao, 2005 Sep 17 (is associated with event)
'Call & Response: susan pui san lok', HOME, 2016 Jun 16 (participated in)
Exhibition: 'Retrospectre / UN- (Part 6)', Susan Puisan Lok, 10 November 1997 - 16 January 1998 (participated in)
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