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 handover to China from the UK colonization. In 2018, she established herself in Prague as a political performance artist. Her relocating made her join one of the most recent waves of 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, which pays tribute to Liu Xiao- bo, the only Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner, and to the deceased students who sacrificed their lives for the brighter future of humanity. The executor shaved her hair as a symbol of impending prison sentence. On 10th October 2019, she presented a public art performance – ‘Memory Eraser’ in the National Theater in Prague.

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.

Confess Times 時代告解 (2020, Hong Kong)

We need a stranger to confess, neither your friends, not family members. But a stranger who never interfere your life; but a stranger who is willing to listen; but a stranger you never meet again. She is behind the curtain. It is time to confess.

Hongkongers, how have you been in half of last year? Angry, sorrow, scared, helpless. This might be the worst time, but we meet the brightest side of ourselves. Say it whatever you want to say, cry it whenever you want to cry. Behind the brush, we share the same emotion. Behind the curtain, we listen to the same wind. Behind the mask, we own the same vision. I come back home, It is always our home.

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