lok, susan pui san, artist, researcher, writer

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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. 





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