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Elva Lai

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Elva Lai Hong Kong

Born in 1989, Huizhou, China, raised in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

Education
Present
Master Student, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany
(Installation and Space, Prof. Joachim Blank)
2015
Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2013
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2012
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Exchange Student)

Born in 1989, Huizhou, China, raised in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

Education
Present
Master Student, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany
(Installation and Space, Prof. Joachim Blank)
2015
Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2013
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2012
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Exchange Student)

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Landskrona Foto Festival 2017, Sweden
Artist Residency at ODRADEK, Brussels, Belgium
2015
’How about the other 80% you forgot?’, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, CUHK, Hong Kong
2014
’Sorry, it’s fragile’, Artify Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
’One Hundred Thousand Whys’, Ching Ming Building, New Asia College, CUHK, Hong Kong
’Delusional Disorder’, Ch’ien Mu Library, New Asia College, CUHK, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions
2017
‘Composing Stories with Fragments of Time’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Divided Germany’, Exhibition project, memorial site, Marienborn, Germany
1a space, Hong Kong
Open Space Zeitz (openspacezeitz.de), Germany
2016
’Class Exhibition – Installation and Space’, Galerie bipolar, Leipzig Germany
‘Frühlingsrundgang Spinnerei’, Open studio, studio in Hall 18 , Weaving Workshop, Leipzig, Germany C.A.R.contemporary art ruhr Die Mediakunst Messe (Media Art Fair)
Welterbe Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, SANAA, Essen, Germany
2015
’All Day Breakfast’ Joint exhibition of Elva Lai and Szelit Cheung, ACO, Hong Kong
‘Uncertainties. Asian Digital Art Exhibition (First Edition), LA CASA CHINA , Spain
2014
’From 3G to 4G’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
’Our Beautiful Days’, Ch’ien Mu Library, New Asia College, CUHK, Hong Kong
‘A given moment in somewhere, some people and something’ TSAI YiTing & Elva LAI Ming Chu, a.m. space, Hong Kong
’Out of light’, The A. lift Gallery, Hong Kong
’Our 1989-99 Project’ Fine Arts Department of CUHK & Taipei National University of the Arts, 8 2/1 gallery, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
2013
Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2013, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
’Trava(i)l’, The A. lift Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Documentation as Drawing’, a.m. space, Hong Kong
’Disturbances’, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
’356,955km’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

Awards
2016
The Landskrona Foto and Fröfabriken Creative Space Residency 2016
2015
Freeman Creative Prize
2014
Talent Development Scholarship 2013/14, the HKSAR Government Fund
Reaching Out Award 2013/14, the HKSAR Government Fund
Friends of the Arts of Museum Research Grant
Hong Kong Human Right Art Prize (Justice Center Hong Kong)
Culture Corner Art Academy Fine Arts Award
Cheung’s Fine Arts Award
Y.S. Hui Fine Arts Award
Grotto Fine Art Award
2011
Gaylord Chan Painting Award

Collections
Justice Centre, Hong Kong

Artist Residency
2017
Artist Residency in ODRADEK, Brussels, Belgium
2016
The Landskrona Foto and Fröfabriken Creative Space Residency, Sweden
2014
La Galerie, Cotignac, France. Supported by Justice Center Hong Kong and Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize

Conference Programme
2016
’Seminar and Symposium “Across the Border”’, Spring/Summer 2016, Institut für Theorie, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany
’Capital & Communication: Visualising Chinese Borders in the 21st Century’, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Institute of Creative Industries Design, National Cheng Kung University, England

Exhibitions

‘Composing Stories with Fragments of Time:'
Works by Kurt Chan, Annie Wan, Francis Yu, Luke Ching, Angela Su, Lau Chi Chung, Carmen Ng, and Elva Lai