Heidi Lau (b. 1987, Macau) lives and works in New York.
Lau's work has been exhibited in international institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the Bronx Museum of the Art, New York; the Museum of Chinese in America, New York; BRIC, New York; and the Macau Museum of Art, among others. In 2019, Lau presented Apparition for the Macau-China Collateral Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Gardens as Cosmic Terrains, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York (2022); Empire Recast, Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau, China (2021); Spirit Vessels, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020); Blood Echoes, AALA Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); The Sentinels, with Rachel Frank, Geary, New York (2018); The Primordial Molder, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2017); Third Rome, Deli Gallery, New York (2016); The Obscure Region II, Macau Art Museum, China (2014); and In the Garden, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, New York (2012).
Selected group exhibitions include Body Without Organs, Chapter, New York (2023); River Styx, Sea View, Los Angeles (2023); Crossing, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo (2023); Liquid Ground, UCCA, Beijing (2022); Concrete Spiritual, curated by Ajay Kurian, Morán Morán, Los Angeles (2022);SSSSSSSSSCULPTURESQUE, Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong (2022); Mouthed Echoes, Lyles & King, New York, NY (2022); Recent Sculpture, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022); The Hearing Trumpet Part 2, Galerie Marguo, Paris (2022); Liquid Ground, Para Site, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong (2021); Social Recession, NCECA Annual, Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2021); Earthly Coil, Magenta Plains, New York (2021); Severed Symbol, Deli Gallery, New York (2020); Death Becomes Her, BRIC, New York (2020); Lararium, Deli Gallery, New York (2019); Tiger Strike Asteroid Ground Work 2018, TSA New York (2018); The Burke Prize 2018, The Future of Craft Part 2, Museum of Art and Design, New York (2018); Clay Today, The Hole, New York (2018); Dark and Stormy Night Gothic Influence in Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York (2017); Cabinet, curated by Adam Milner, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO (2017); Material Mythos, Geary, New York (2017); Morph, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York (2017); A Most Filial Imprint, Aike Dellarco, Shanghai (2017); Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America, Museum of Chinese in America, New York (2016); Under the Tongue, curated by Marie Catalano, Evening Hours, New York (2016); Feelers, curated by Susan Metrican, Boston Center for the Arts, MA (2015); Made in USA/Some Parts Imported, curated by Naomi Reis and Heidi Lau, TSA New York (2015); EAF 14, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2014); Flat Files: The First Year, TSA New York (2013); The A.I.R. Gallery 10th Biennial, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, A.I.R. Gallery,New York (2012); and Bronx Calling: the first AIM biennial, Wave Hill, New York (2011).
Lau's practice has been supported by numerous residencies and awards, including the Green-Wood Cemetery Residency, Greenwich House Pottery Fellowship, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, Colene Brown Art Prize, Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space, the Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.