Heidi Lau

1987 · Macao

Artist biography

Heidi Lau is a young emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Macao. Heidi Lau was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Heidi Lau's work is on display at Deli Gallery located in New York, the United States. Heidi Lau's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Lararium at Deli Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 27 June 2019 until 27 July 2019. Heidi Lau's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Lararium, which took place at Deli Gallery in New York, the United States (27 June 2019 - 27 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Heidi Lau

Born in 1987, Heidi Lau's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Heidi Lau

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