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susan pui san lok

Born, 1972 in Essex, England

susan pui san lok spoke at the Shades of Black conference held at Duke University, 19 - 22 April 2001, as part of the Curatorial Debates Since the 1980s panel. Her paper, A to Y (Entries for an inventionry of Dented ‘I’s) was reproduced in Part One of the book Shades of Black, subtitled Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain. She wrote an essay Inglorious Food for the catalogue titled Anthony Key, published to coincide with Anthony Key: Walcot Chapel, Bath, September 24 - October 19 2002.

She was one of the artists whose work was included in Diaspora Pavilion | Venice to Wolverhampton, “a re-staging of a selection of works previously shown in the exhibition Diaspora Pavilion that took place in Venice during the the 57th Venice Biennale last year. The works shown here are by seven of the 19 artists who were part of the Venice show, all of who were selected due to the variety of ways that their practices engage with diaspora as a concept.

The Diaspora Pavilion grew out of a desire to provide a space for artists to pose counter-narratives that interrogate the notion of diaspora and a topical interest in the impact of increased global mobility, displacement and migration on culture. The idea of diaspora here functions as a tool with which to explore how artistic practice has been influenced by cross-cultural exchange.

… In the West Gallery susan pui san lok has installed a new configuration of an on-going work entitled Golden. Composed of shimmering gold curtains accompanied by audio pieces, plus a video work not previously exhibited in Venice, this installation explores notions of nostalgia and aspiration. 

Curated by David A. Bailey and Jessica Taylor”

The above text is from the brochure accompanying the exhibition, which took place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 10 February - 29 April 2018.

This brochure described Lok as follows: “an artist, writer and researcher based in London. Her work ranges across moving image, installatuon, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in notions of nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora. Solo projects include: RoCH Fans & Legends at CFCCA, Manchester (2016) and QUAD, Derby (2015) and Golden (2005-ongoing), an Arts Council England and AHRC-funded project, including exhibitions, residencies, a publication, live events, and commissions for Beaconsfield, London, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, and Guangdond Museum of Art (2015-16). Recent group exjibitions include the 1st Asia Biennial & 5th Guangzhou Triennial (2015-16). In 2017, she was in residency at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, as part of the research programme, Deviant Practice.


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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2018

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Review relating to a publication, 2005

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom