Lawrence Lek

Born in Frankfurt am Main, 1982 and lives in London, UK

Lawrence Lek (b. 1982, Frankfurt am Main) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. He uses computer-generated images and emerging technologies such as VR to develop digital environments, which he describes as ‘three-dimensional collages of found objects and situations’. By rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his simulations reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality. These frequently incorporate first-person narratives within immersive audio-visual installations to position the viewer at the centre of the world.
Lek studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, the Architectural Association, and the Cooper Union, and is currently pursuing a PhD in machine learning at the Royal College of Art. His recent projects include Nøtel at arebyte Gallery, London and Stroom Den Haag, NL; 2065 at K11 art space, Hong Kong; Geomancer for the Jerwood/FVU Award, UK; Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK; and QE3 for Glasgow International 2016. Lek is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London

Radical Gaming | Immersion Simulation Subversion
A group show about structures, technologies and aesthetics of the global gaming industry.
02 Sep 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
HEK (House of Electronic Arts)
HyperPavilion is a large-scale contemporary art exhibition situated on the northern side of the Arsenale...
13 May 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
Arsenale Nord, Tese 89-90-91
An Opera for Animals
“An Opera for Animals” explores the highly contrived and controlled environment under the...
23 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Para Site
Hong Kong
Artificial Landscape
Videotage in collaboration with SOGO Causeway Bay presents the “Artificial Landscape” –...
04 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Hong Kong
Transformer: The Rebirth Of Wonder
Inaugurating during Frieze Art Week, the collective exhibition by the Vinyl Factory features new works...
02 Oct 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
180 The Strand
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