Lu (b. 1999, China) is a Singaporean artist based in London who works predominantly in performance. Her belief that our bodies are living archives embodying our knowledge and experiences has drawn Lu toward performance art. Using her body as a vessel, her current research and series of performances archive her daily life experiences allowing viewers to gain further insight into current issues. Drawing from her experience as a second-generation immigrant, displacement becomes a quintessential sentiment in her practice. Growing up in the constant tension between nationalism and identity, the usage and context of language, specifically accents, and creoles, intrigues her and influences her current body of research.
From accentuations and dialects to questioning the relevance of English in a post-empire context, she explores how they may reshape ideas of identity. Whether through a single word or an entire performance, Lu’s artwork continuously focuses on our relationship with language and how that intertwines with identity. She creates immersive, humorous, and, at times, thought-provoking performances that make you ponder the relationship between narrative, language, and identity.
Lu graduated with a First Class (Hons) in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University in the United Kingdom in 2022, and now travels and is based in both Singapore and London.