susan pui san lok
susan pui san lok is an artist, writer, and researcher, working across moving image, installation, sound, performance and text.
2004 PhD Fine Art (Practice & Theory) with Aavaa (the African & Asian Visual Artists Archive), School of Architecture & the Visual Arts, University of East London
1996 MA Feminism & the Visual Arts (Distinction) University of Leeds, Department of Fine Art
1994 BA Hons Fine Art (First) Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds
Notions of place, translation, nostalgia, aspiration, migration and diaspora; interdisciplinary, multi-modal and collaborative practices; practice-led and practice-based research; contemporary Chinese and East Asian visual culture
BA and MA Fine Art programmes; doctoral research supervision and examination, particularly 'mixed mode' practice/theory and DArts pathways.
Recent projects include Altar Notes, one of nine micro-plays commissioned for '2012-1997: Hong Kong Impressions', produced between London, Beijing and Hong Kong and staged at the Yuen Long Theatre, HK (2012); and Lightness, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and De La Warr Pavilion, and presented at DLWP as part of 'Everything Flows: The Art of Getting in the Zone ' (2012), which will be re-staged for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Solo projects include Faster, Higher (2008), commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and the BFI; DIY Ballroom/Live (2007), a Cornerhouse Bigger Picture national touring commission; and Golden (2005-6), an exhibition/residency at Beaconsfield, London, and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Her work has also featured in group shows in the UK at 198 Gallery,Beaconsfield, Cafe Gallery Projects,Chinese Arts Centre,Cornerhouse,Hanmi Gallery, Hatton Gallery, Hayward Gallery,SPACETriangle, and internationally at Gallery 4a, Australia,Beijing 798 Space,Hong Kong Arts Centre,Shanghai Duolun MoMAand SITE Sante Fe.
Publications include three artist books: Faster, Higher, edited with Nina Ernst (London: Film and Video Umbrella, 2009); Golden (Notes), funded by the AHRC Diasporas Programme (London: SPSL, 2007); and NEWS (London: SPSL, 2005). She co-edited the 40th anniversary issue of theJournal of Visual Cultureon John Berger's Ways of Seeing (2012, v11n2), with Raiford Guins and Juliette Kristensen; guest-edited the issue, 'Hong Kong and other Returns' (2007, v6n3); and contributed essays to Mieke Bal & Joanne Morra eds. 'Acts of Translation', a themed issue of Journal of Visual Culture (2006, v6n1). She also has essays in David A. Bailey, Ian Baucom & Sonia Boyce, eds. Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (London: Iniva, N. Carolina: Duke UP, 2005), and Dennis Atkinson & Paul Dash eds., Social and Critical Practices in Art Education (Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books, 2005; reprint by London: Institute of Education, forthcoming), as well as various articles, reviews and exhibition catalogue essays.
She has guest lectured at: Alfred University, NY; Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Duke University, NC; Birkbeck College, University of London; Goldsmiths College, University of London; Royal College of Art, London; University of the Arts, London; University of East London; University of Leeds; University of Plymouth, Exeter; University of Westminster, London; Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton; and presented talks and papers at 198 Gallery, London; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; British Museum, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Firstsite, Colchester; Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts); Photographers' Gallery, London; Tate Britain & Modern, London; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; and Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle.She has served as an Editor of the Journal of Visual Culture since 2006, and recently joined Film and Video Umbrella's Board of Directors.
Current and forthcoming projects include presentations/screenings at the Centre for Performance Research, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and Inter-Asian Connections IV, Koç University, Istanbul (2013); and solo exhibitions at MAI, Montreal and Artclub 1563, Seoul (2014). She has been nominated for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award.