Lulu Wang (she/her) is a London-based Chinese interdisciplinary artist. Through visual work and performance-making, her practice explores the body as a vessel and a shifting space that forms the shape of human identity.
Wang’s work has been presented internationally such as Christie’s, The Place theatre, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Gazelli Art House, Shoreditch Arts Club, Reference Point at 180 Strand , UK Mexican Arts Society, Cromwell Place in London; UK Pavilion Expo 2020 in Dubai; and DOOR Foundation in Amsterdam.
By incorporating AI technology, dance and post-humanism narratives, her practice uses abstract visual language and character to translate the symbiotic connections between emotional worlds and their physical embodiment - reflecting the reality of imperfection inside humanity and its nature and fantasies of its existence in the multiverse.
Wang accomplished her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art in 2021.
Wang is also the co-founder of Diasporas Now - an expanded performance art platform celebrating global majority and cross-diasporic solidarity, helping diasporic performance artists of colour gain exposure.
By embracing the ancient Chinese cosmology of Yin Yang as well as contemporary sci-fi aesthetics, Lulu assemble performances that dive into the perceptional boundaries of human and non-human, the self and the other. Specifically, prefers to the ongoing and ever-changing movements in Yin Yang which might be perceived often as merely a symbol of still balance between interconnected elements. Lulu's works defines the territory of a container that entails entities which oppose but seek each other.
While allowing the natural metabolism of such movements, as she states she does not see balance as merely the end goal; it is also about the state of trance and the process of trace-making.
Lulu States 'As I focus on exploring the notion of trace and how the body improvises in the state of such man-made trance, I am particularly experimenting with a wide range of materials, means and media. The ephemerality of trance in my movements is traced in various ways: from acrylic paint imprints to staged video and digital media. The outcome of my practice consists of both the materialised traces and the liminal/transitional stage of performances. My spontaneous thoughts are translated into push-and-pulls which define the Yin Yang of each work.'