© Jess Lau 2014-2019. All Rights Reserved

LAU Ching-wa Jess 
b.1991
jessaminelcw@gmail.com

 

Born in the City of Hong Kong in 1991, Jess Ching-Wa Lau gained her BA (Honours) in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong in 2014. Jess’ work applies themes such as ‘Exploring memory of the body and the city’ and focusses on iterative manual processes and the aggregation of time. Being raised in a highly dense city, she explores the relationship and the distance between people and the city, incorporates trails of everyday life such as human voices and handwriting in her media work, attempts to compose poems with ‘moving images’. Jess’ work involves a wide range of media - videos, animation, installation - it explores the uniqueness and the malleability of each different medium, for example, outlining the fiction and reality with stop-motion animation.

 

She is a member of the ‘Collective of Floating Projects’, an experimental artist-run space in Hong Kong. She lives and works in Hong Kong and her works are currently featured in the local periodical Mingpao Weekly.


Education
2014 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2008 Ist. Mag. Francesco De Sarlo, Lagonegro (Pz) , Italy

Award

2019 Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards
2017 Finalist, Media Art Category, The 22th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), Hong Kong
2016 Frist Prize, Children Picture category, Creative Writing in Chinese in 2016, Hong Kong
2015 The Best Local Work, Media Art Category, The 20th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), Hong Kong

         Silver Award, Media Art Category, The 20th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), Hong Kong
2014 Best of the Show, School of Creative Media Annual Show 2014, Hong Kong
         HKSAR The Reaching Out Award, Hong Kong

Residency and exchange program
2017 Arteles Residency Program, Haukijarvi, Finland 

         Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival, Nagano, Japan 

         The Key Vision of 2017 PicBookCamp, Yilean, Taiwan
2016 BiG-I Art Camp, International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities, Osaka, Japan
2014 City University of Hong Kong's Extreme Environments program: Antarctica expedition


Selected exhibition

2019 Return Flight, Floating projects,Hong Kong & Blender Studios, Melbourne, Australia 

        Nevertheless, History Continues, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong
        #REMBRANDTPMQ, Hong Kong

        Chasing The Citys' Frames Back to HK Stop Motion Animation Exhibition, C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong

        Nothing Can Come Closer, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

        Chasing the City Frames: from Hong Kong to Houston, Rice University, Houston, USA

2018 ALGORITHMIC ART: SHUFFLING SPACE AND TIME, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

        ifva Carnival – The City is the Cinema, Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
        虛異, Yan-huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
        《玩.想》Form Society, Hong Kong
        Sailing, RED CUBES in Longgang, Shenzhen, China 

        Passengers' Anecdotes, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2017 Leap Second Festival selection,The Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale, The Research Pavilion, Venice, Italy

        Next+, PMQ, Hong Kong
        Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival 2017, Nagano, Japan 

        Contemporary Neoclassic – Hong Kong Ink Art, DaGuan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

        HAS-BEEN-THERE, Hong Kong SOHO Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

        Simulacrum Living: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, China

        Young Talent, Affordable Art fair 2017, Hong Kong
        Expænsive Cinema: An FPC Production, Floating Projects, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
        The 22th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva) finalist exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2016 Ink+, Ink Asia 2016, HKCEC, Hong Kong 
        The Age of Experience, Vienna, Austria

        Exhibition on the Winning Entries of the Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2016, Hong Kong
        TOY as medium-Floating Projects Assemblage session, Hong Kong
        Recurrence, Floating Projects, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (with kinchoi lam)

        HQ Public Art Project, 80 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong 
        Cinema Island, K11 Art Space, Hong Kong 

2015 Hong Kong Creative Force, Inno Design Tech Expo, HKCEC, Hong Kong
        7-ELEVEN X HKBU KAITAK Art Convenience Store, Hong Kong
        POST CITY – Habitats for the 21st Century, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
        Young Talent, Affordable Art fair 2015, Hong Kong
        Art Centre, Art Basel 2015, HKCEC, Hong Kong
        Pure Art Foundation annual show, Chai Wan Mei, Hong Kong
        The 20th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva) finalist exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2014 The Writing Machine Collective, 5th edition, TRACING DATA: What you Read is Not What we Write, Hong Kong and Zurich
        Extreme Environment: Antarctica Expedition and exhibition 2013-2014, Hong Kong
        The SCM annual 2014 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

2013 Festival of Inclusive Arts 2013, Hong Kong