Urich Lau Wai-Yuen


Urich Lau Wai-Yuen

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

Urich works in the mediums of video art, photography, and printmaking. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

He has exhibited locally and internationally, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Japan, Australia, Germany, Serbia and the USA. Recent group exhibitions include Intimate Moments at Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, and Project Glocal – Cityzening at Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila. Upcoming exhibitions include the Singapore Biennale 2013 and VII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Uzbekistan.

He is also an independent curator, having presented exhibitions in Singapore, Indonesia and China. His curatorial projects include Videologue, a series of two exhibitions at the Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; Mirror of Otherness at Gaodi Gallery, Shenyang; Performance In Frames: Video Mobiles at The Substation, Singapore; and Displacement Project: Bandung – Singapore 2006 at Bandung Center for New Media Arts.

He works as a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, in addition to being the President of The Artists Village and a resident-artist at the Goodman Arts Centre. 

Professional Practice
  • Exhibited at SURFACES – The 29th Annual Exhibition of Printmaking Society Singapore, FETTERFIELD – Singapore Performance Art Event, 30 Years After Reform – He Nan Contemporary Art Show (China), Performativity_2: Neo Intuition, Slight Repartee, OPEN: Autumn Party ’08 – In conjunction with The Artists Village: 20 Years On, Labyrinth (China), Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival #03 – Basic Frames (Indonesia), Let Arts Move You Project 2007 (LAMU) (Malaysia), 2007 Pingyao International Photography Festival – Blow-Up: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (China), Limited / Unlimited – The 27th Anniversary Exhibition of Printmaking Society Singapore and 24 Hours of Exquisite Crisis and Encounters (US).
  • Solo exhibitions include Video Conference 1.1 / Video Conference: Solo 1
  • Curated Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak (R.I.T.E.S) and Videology (Singapore)

  • Awards
    • 2009: Member of The Artists Village, Singapore 
    • 2007: Printmaking Society, Singapore
    • 2003: LASALLE-SIA Degree Programme Travel Award 
    • 2001: University of Tasmania’s Tasmania International Scholarship
    • 1996: National Arts Council's Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship 
    • 1995: National Arts Council Bursary
    Research Interests
    • Video and Electronic Art 
    • Collaborative Art Projects
    • Working Methods, Studies and Exhibitions