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.

Vzpominka . Remembrance

Loretta Lau, Aldana Duoraan, Barry Wan and Miroslav Noe

Mixed media performance.

Vzpominka . Remembrance – A performance collaborated by Yakut khomus player Aldana Duoraan, Sonic artist Barry Wan, Musician Miroslav Noe, and Performance artist Loretta Lau in an extraordinary location – Trojsky Zamek on 1st November. The performance was inspired by All Souls’ Day, the official Czech name is Památka zesnulých, it is a remembrance of those who have passed. We would like to create a collective memorial to the people who die under any circumstance affected by the worldwide pandemic and commemorates the people who are ordinary like me and you. To recollect all of their beautiful contributions before they leave the world.

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