Sin Wah Lai (b. 1991, Hong Kong) is a multimedia artist. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2014) and an MA in Fine Arts from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, the Netherlands (2020). Her practice takes the form of video and multimedia installation, socially engaged projects, performances and illustration. In recent years, her works tend to explore ways of thinking beyond the human and non-human divide. By poetically looking into minute moments that happen everywhere around us, Sin Wah Lai attempts to retell intimate stories in order to trace personal experiences and shape new collective memories. As a Buddhist, Sin Wah Lai attempts to build an everyday life practice anchored in the above-mentioned understanding of art.

Her solo exhibition Cotton Language, Cotton Road was presented at Na-bei Gallery, TNUA, Taipei in 2014. Selected group exhibitions include 4th International Performance Art Weekend-136.10 Hertz, Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2017); The New Voices of Art: Recommended Exhibition of graduates, Da Dun Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan (2014); Girls and Females, Eight and a Half Art Space, TNUA, Taipei (2012). (Co-)curated art projects include Learn from Land, Gift from Land, Mapopo Community Farm, Hong Kong (2016); Walk in Sing Ping, Sing Ping Village, Hong Kong (2015) and Dream Museum Project, HK international Art Fair09, Hong Kong (2009). In 2012, she was the annual columnist of ‘The Lunar Calendar’ on T&D Monthly, published by Taiwan National Training Institute for Farmers' Organisations.

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Apr 09 2021