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Lawrence Lek

Artist and Filmmaker

Lawrence Lek is an artist, filmmaker, and musician based in London. Drawing from a background in architecture and electronic music, he creates fictional simulations of real places that explore the implications of AI and automation on society.  His works include the virtual world 'Unreal Estate (The Royal Academy is Yours)' (2015), the dystopian Brexit simulator `Europa, Mon Amour' (2016), the video essay 'Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD)' (2016), the AI-coming of-age story 'Geomancer' (2017), the site-specific video game '2065' (2018), and the VR simulation 'Nøtel' (2019). His CGI feature film 'AIDOL' (2019) was presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and transmediale 2020, Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Farsight Freeport', HeK, Basel (2019); Nøtel, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Essen (2019); 'AIDOL', Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019); and '2065', K11, Hong Kong (2018). Recent music releases include 'AIDOL OST' (Hyperdub) and 'Temple OST' (The Vinyl Factory).