Wai Ting Loretta Lau
Tenderness is the only force to rewrite the brutal reality.
Wai Ting Loretta Lau was born in British Hong Kong. She worked as a visual arts teacher for 7 years, witnessing big changes since Hong Kong’s handover to China from the UK colonization. In 2018, she established herself in Prague as a political performance artist. Her relocation made her join one of the most recent waves of a diaspora of the post-80’s generation.
Her first performance on 4th June 2019 entitled “Letter to my people” in DOX – Centre For Contemporary Art, that she was shaved as a symbol of an impending prison sentence. Four months later, on 10th October, she presented a public art performance – ‘Memory Eraser’ in the National Theater in Prague, she was in the custody of a 2 meters white cube for 24 hours. Under the shadow of the pandemic, she started an online performance in March 2020, interviewed and portrayed over 160 people about their perspective on the COVID-19 situation. The piece was displayed in her solo exhibition CONFESSION in the National Technology Library. December 2020, she organized a show named GENOCIDA in the Tibet Open House on World Human Rights Day, to condemn the active genocide create by communist China, as well as any dictatorships in human history.
Recently, her projects comment with distinctive meditative-poetical methods on politically sensitive topics, spanning from the coronavirus crisis, through actual Hong Kong protests to the role of women in contemporary society. Her works are searching the boundaries between political and personal identities, which are now exhibiting throughout Europe and being collected by auction house Fabiani Arte in Italy. She was also invited to be one of the speakers in Forum 2000 and covered in the magazine Reflex.cz
2020: Confession – Galerie NTK, Prague
2020: Confession of Virus Isolation Days 19, Live-streaming performance
2020: Confess Times – Public Art, Hong Kong
2019: The Yellow Object – Revolucni 30 – Bubec Gallery, Prague
2019: Confess Me – Villa 651, Prague
2019: Memory Eraser – National Theatre, Prague
2019: Letter to my People – DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
2020: Genocida – Tibet Open House (Artist and Curator)
2019: Speechless – Pokoje2019 – Desfours Palace
2019: Remember me – Talk Like an Alien – The solution
2019: Missing – Lost N Found – The solution
2019: Agave – Cyprus College of Art
2018: Other People Think – Campus Hybernska, Prague
2014: Affordable Art Fair – AAFHK, Hong Kong
2019: Champion of Curational Call – Godot Gallery, Hungary