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10 APRIL 2021

MIT Wasserman Forum 2021: Another World

Annual symposium on art and technology, this year focusing on artists engaged with the politics and practices of virtual worlds.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Salome Asega, Rindon Johnson, Lawrence Lek, American Artist, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Hito Steyerl

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1 APRIL 2021

Transfer Gallery: Pieces of Me

A group show exhibiting new digital editions, in collaboration with left.gallery.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: aaajiao,Morehshin Allahyari, Serwah Attafuah, Stacie Ant, LaTurbo Avedon, Zach Blas, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Shamus Clisset, Harm van den Dorpel, Francoise Gamma Carla Gannis, Julieta Gil, Claudia Hart, Auriea Harvey, Faith Holland, E. Jane, Huntrezz Janos, Isaac Kariuki, Casey Kauffmann, Keiken & obso1337, Wednesday Kim, Ryan Kuo, Kim Laughton, Lawrence Lek, Kristin Lucas, Sara Ludy, Kumbirai Makumbe, Claudia Maté, LaJuné McMillian, Cassie McQuater, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Marisa Olson, Eva Papamargariti, Pussykrew, RaFia, Tiare Ribeaux & Jody Stillwater, Olivia McKayla Ross, Mark Sabb & Devon Moore, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Sydney Shavers, Rick Silva, Travess Smalley, Molly Soda, Olia Svetlanova, Theo Triantafyllidis, Krist Wood, Qianqian Ye, Alice Yuan Zhang

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19 MARCH - 19 APRIL 2021

Pyramid Schemes at the Guggenheim Museum: In Between Days

My 2018 video essay on virtual architecture will be screening at the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda daily.

FEATURING WORKS BY: Meriem Bennani, Ali Cherri, Shezad Dawood, Sky Hopinka, Steffani Jemison,Jesper Just, Liz Magic Laser and Simone Leigh in collaboration with Alicia Hall Moran, Lawrence Lek, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and Lucy Raven.


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17 MARCH 2021

Interdependence Podcast with Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst


Had a great chat about working with new forms of creative economy, attempting to work with AI, and the potential of encrypting the narratives of art...

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13 MARCH - 21 APRIL 2021

BANK Shanghai, Tri-solo show

I’ll be exhibiting AIDOL in Shanghai at BANK alongside Nik Kosmas and Tim Crowley.

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20 FEB 2021

TEMPLE (Walkthrough) at System Restart - 4:3 Film Festival

I’m showing a first-person walkthrough performance of the abandoned nightclub Temple on Boiler Room’s film platform, 4:3.

FEATURING: Lawrence Lek’s Virtual Club, Slikback x Weirdcore: Void; Goldie x Shy One; John Akomfrah’s ‘Goldie: When Saturn Returns’; ‘I’m the Slime’, Alex Bag & Charlie Fox’s TV Freakout; Jenn Nkiru & Leilah Weinraub.

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21 JANUARY 2021

Resident Advisor - Exchange Interview Podcast - EX.542

The artist, filmmaker, and musician Lawrence Lek creates uncanny, speculative worlds deeply altered by technology. His creations vary from simulated environments to dystopian Brexit simulators, conspiracy theory video essays to AI coming-of-age tales, and site-specific video games.”

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12 JANUARY 2021

It’s Nice That - Interview with Jyni Ong

Talking about Malaysian jungles, simulation art and my ‘interest in the ambiguity between paradoxes’

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3 DECEMBER 2020

The Quietus - Review - Sci-Fi Lullabies: Lawrence Lek's AIDOL 爱道 OST

‘A futuristic soundtrack to a science fiction fever dream gives visual artist and musician Lawrence Lek a wide canvas for his sonic world-building, finds Kareem Ghezawi‘

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27 NOVEMBER 2020

AIDOL OST - Out now on Hyperdub

The soundtrack for AIDOL is out now on Hyperdub on Vinyl and limited edition USB.
The record features new lovingly-rendered covers and four single-sided art prints of scenes from the film.

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Review by Andrew Ryce at Resident Advisor︎︎︎







26 OCTOBER 2020

‘The Sinofuturist Trilogy’ - Talk at Berkeley Center for New Media

Together with Abigail de Kosnik, I discuss the worldbuilding and ideas behind the trilogy of films Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL.

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10 OCTOBER 2020

Unsound 2020 x FACT

For the online edition of the Krakow-based experimental music and art festival, I’ll be presenting AIDOL (Live), a special walkthrough edition of the CGI film.

Unsound 2020 programme ︎︎︎







22 MAY 2020

Temple OST - Out now on The Vinyl Factory

The soundtrack to my installation at 180 The Strand is out now. The album is accompanied by music videos for all the tracks, created from the virtual world of the exhibition.

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20 MARCH 2020

iD Magazine - Interview with Mahoro Seward

In advance of the launch of the Temple soundtrack, I discuss the how the contemporary influencer economy relates to AI and simulation worldbuilding.

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