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susan pui san lok is an artist, writer and researcher based in London. Exhibition and publication projects range across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in notions of nostalgia and aspiration, place and migration, translation and diaspora.
She holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art with a First (1994) and an MA Feminism & the Visual Arts with Distinction (1996) from the University of Leeds. She took up a doctoral research post with Aavaa (the African & Asian Visual Artists Archive) at the University of East London and went on to complete a combined practice/theory PhD in Fine Art (2004). She is currently a Reader in Fine Art in the School of Art & Design at Middlesex University, and was recently nominated for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award.
Solo projects include Lightness (2012), commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella and De La Warr Pavilion for Everything Flows; Faster, Higher (2008), commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella and BFI Southbank to coincide with the Beijing Olympics; DIY Ballroom/Live (2007), a Cornerhouse BBC Bigger Picture national touring commission; and Golden (2005-7), a series of works in the form of exhibitions, a residency, a publication and live events, including commissions for Beaconsfield, London, and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.
She has also presented papers and talks at conferences and events across the UK, including in London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Norwich, Reading; and internationally in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Portland, and Istanbul. Publications include three artist books: Faster, Higher (2009), Golden (Notes) (2007), NEWS (2005); and various book chapters, articles, visual essays and reviews. She has been an Editor of Journal of Visual Culture since 2006, where she has guest-edited and co-edited two issues, Notes for Hong Kong, and other Returns (v6 n3, 2007), and Ways of Seeing (v11 n2, 2012).
She is currently developing a project called RoCH Fans & Legends. Forthcoming exhibitions include solo shows at MAI, Montreal and Artclub 1563, Seoul (2014).