Venus Lau Sau Yee
Venus Lau is a curator and writer based in Shenzhen, where she is artistic director of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, and Beijing. She won the Chinese Contemporary Art Award jury's prize with her proposal to rethink strategies of institutional critique within a Chinese context while exploring the links between ontology and objecthood in art. She is the curator of the Secret Timezones Trilogy at Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Beijing), an exhibition series comprised of solo presentations by Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ming Wong, and Haegue Yang, exploring alternative temporalities. Lau also curated "Digging a Hole in China", a group exhibition on the relation of art and land in China, and "Summer Triangle: Jon Rafman, Adrian Wong, Lantian Xie", a project that explores on how the image of a city is constructed by mass media. She co-curated “rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. a hong kong spring” with Cosmin Costinas at Para Site, Hong Kong. She is the editor of publications including Cao Fei: Spenid River and Certain Pleasures: A Zheng Peili Retrospective. Lau has also hosted dialogues and lectures with artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Elizabeth Price, Timur Siqin, Amalia Ulman, Ming Wong and Haegue Yang.