Urich Lau Wai-Yuen


Urich Lau Wai-Yuen

Senior Lecturer, Broadcast Media
  • MA of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • BA Fine Art, University of Tasmania, Australia

Urich Lau is a visual artist, independent curator and arts educator based in Singapore. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Focusing on video art, photography and media art, Urich has presented his works in Singapore and internationally including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, UK, US and Uzbekistan.

Urich's curatorial projects include Negentropic Fields at National Gallery Singapore (2020), SUPER–TRAJECTORY at Tainan Art Museum (2019) and ArtScience Museum in Singapore (2020), Sim Lim Square Art Residency for the Singapore Art Week (2018), METAGRAPHY at DECK in Singapore (2017) and MEME Space in Taipei (2017), Seoul/Singapore Open Media Art Festival at Gillman Barracks in Singapore (2015) and Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul (2017), Videologue at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2012), and Videology at The Substation in Singapore (2008).

Urich is a founding member of the art collective INTER–MISSION and the studio Hothouse.

Research and Practice


  • Open Possibilities at NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (2020)
  • VIDEOFORMES, France (2020)
  • Ukrainian Biennale of Digital and Media Art (2021)
  • Athens Digital Arts Festival (2018)
  • Festival Internacional de Videopoesía (2018), Argentina
  • Pyeongchang Biennale (2017)
  • 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (2016)
  • Singapore Biennale (2013)
  • VII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013)
  • Drawing Biennale (2004) at Wakita Museum Of Art
  • Sovereign Asian Art Prize editions, Hong Kong (2014, 2016 and 2019)
  • Member of The Artists Village, Singapore (2009)
  • Printmaking Society, Singapore (2007)
  • LASALLE-SIA Degree Programme Travel Award (2003)
  • University of Tasmania’s Tasmania International Scholarship (2001)
  • National Arts Council's Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship (1996)
  • National Arts Council Bursary (1995)
Research Interests
  • Video and electronic art 
  • Collaborative art projects
  • Working methods, studies and exhibitions