Country: UK

Lawrence Lek is a London-based artist, filmmaker and musician who creates virtual worlds, simulations, and soundtracks. He uses advancing technologies, such as computer-generated imagery, virtual reality, 3D animation and gaming software as well as installation and performance to simulate and develop digital environments described by the artist as ‘three-dimensional collages of found objects and situations.’ By rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his digital worlds reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality.

Upcoming releases include Temple OST (The Vinyl Factory, 2020) and AIDOL OST (Hyperdub 2020). Recent performances include Doom at Somerset House, London; ProGeo (with Clifford Sage), ICA, London; 2065 (Live), Cafe Oto, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Ghostwriter, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, Prague (2019); Farsight Freeport, HeK House of Electronic Arts Basel, Basel (2019); Nøtel (with Kode9), Urbane Künste Ruhr, Essen, Germany (2019); AIDOL 爱道, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019); Nøtel, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (2018); 2065, K11 Art Space, Hong Kong (2018).

Download press photo here (Credit Ilyes Griyeb, Courtesy Art Basel).

AIDOL 爱道 (2019) – Lawrence Lek – Trailer from Lawrence Lek on Vimeo.


Past events

This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.