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b. 1984, SAR, China

Firenze Lai Biography

Firenze Lai, born in Hong Kong in 1984. She graduated from Hong Kong Art School with a focus in painting. She currently works and lives in Hong Kong.

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Space and context are two fundamental concerns when I paint these “situation portraits”, I always wonder how oneself adapts the mind and the body in different circumstances: I think, may be, sometimes that could be conscious but sometimes not. We may all experience instances with a blank mind, or paradoxical moments, which reveal the conditions of how individuals get along with themselves, sharing similarities and differences.  I oftentimes develop a strong sense of involvement when I paint – perhaps, what you had been through or had done are what I am experiencing now, same situation we shared happened in different time-space.

Firenze Lai Featured Artworks

Information Center by Firenze Lai contemporary artwork
Firenze LaiInformation Center, 2018
Not for sale
Para Site
Contour and Boundary by Firenze Lai contemporary artwork
Firenze LaiContour and Boundary, 2018Graphite on paper
41 x 31 cm
Not for sale
Para Site

Firenze Lai Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Bicycle Thieves at Para Site, Hong Kong
Closed
29 June–1 September 2019 Group Exhibition Bicycle Thieves Para SiteHong Kong

Firenze Lai In Ocula Magazine

Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai By Hera Chan, Hong Kong

With seven paintings included in Tai Kwun Contemporary's Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close (26 January–21 April 2019), Firenze Lai discusses the meanings behind her enigmatic paintings.

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Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale Ocula Report Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale By Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Biennials are inherently messy. Gathering hundreds of pieces by international artists working in different mediums creates an exponential number of echoes and dissonances. Their messiness differs, though, in kind and degree, as exemplified in recent Shanghai Biennales.

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Firenze Lai In Related Press

A Hundred Years of Shame- Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations Related Press A Hundred Years of Shame- Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations 15 May 2015, ArtAsiaPacific

After relocating to their new home in Quarry Bay, the Hong Kong’s nonprofit art space Para Site launched their inaugural exhibition, “ A Hundred Years of Shame–Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations,” early this March. Co-curated by Cosmin Costinas, executive director and curator of Para Site, and Anthony...

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A Traveling Exhibition That Confronts Xenophobia at Every Stop Related Press A Traveling Exhibition That Confronts Xenophobia at Every Stop 15 April 2015, Observer

“A Journal of the Plague Year” is being shown concurrently at the Kadist Art Foundation and the Lab from April 1 through May 9. The show features work from contemporary artists like Ai Weiwei, Dorothea Lange, Paul McCarthy, Lygia Pape, Raymond Pettibon, and ASCO, in addition to historic documents borrowed from the UC Berkeley Library...

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