Lawrence Lek lives and works in London. Engaging in the fields of virtual reality and simulation, he creates site-specific virtual worlds and speculative films using gaming software, 3D animation, installation and performance. By rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his digital environments reflect the impact of the virtual world on our perception of reality.
Exhibitions of Lek's work have taken place at K11 Art Space, Hong Kong; Art Night London; Arsenale Nord, Venice, UCCA, Beijing; Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow; SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Seoul Museum of Art; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Cubitt Gallery, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Lek received the 2017 Jerwood/FVU Award, the 2015 Dazed Emerging Artist Award and the 2015 Tenderflix/Tenderpixel Artist Video Award. Lek is represented by Sadie Coles, London.
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