Andrew Luk (Hong Kong/USA) works across a range of media examining the intricacies of the human experience as well as the myths and histories associated with civilisation building. Investigating the creases between binaries such as culture and nature, human and non-human, and the personal and the collaborative, Andrew’s sculptures and installations explore utopian desires of perfection and their dystopian repercussions. His diverse works are united through an exploration of idealogical superstructures and their systems of expression — delicately tracing connections across disciplines, speculating on potential futures and revealing expressions of beauty, preservation and entropy.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation Andrew intends to study the history of Abney Park Cemetery, London, tracing its lineage form a burial ground for religious dissenters and educational arboretum, to its current status as a heritage site and nature sanctuary. He seeks to investigate how one approaches the task of “being a good ancestor”, to be held accountable to a future that is relatively unknown, especially now. He also intends to study the plants and urban wildlife there, both those included by design as well as those that have inserted themselves into the environment, and the relationship between the dead that were placed by design and the living that are allowed to persist because of the significance of the design.

Andrew’s work has been exhibited internationally including in Next Act, Asia Society, Hong Kong, China (2020); Very Natural Actions, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, China (2019); Serious Games, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2019); Appropriate Responses for Featherless Bipeds with Broad Flat Nails, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China (2018); A Tree Fell in the Forest, and No One’s There, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2018); Practice, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2017); and At Wits’ End, Kula Bazaar ACC, Gwangju, Korea (2016).

His work is included in public collections worldwide, including: Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA; Frank. F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, Shenyang, China; University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, USA; and K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China. 


Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons

Residency season

Summer 2021

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