Luca E. Lum (Singapore) is an artist and writer attuned to arrhythmias of time, memory, body, and affect. In her practice, she explores relationships to the address, misrecognition, and notions of futurity in a range of modalities. Her writing moves between fiction, poetry and analysis, focusing on desire, the erotic, misrecognition, death, and translation.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Luca is interested in gathering and exploring material on non-consensus, distributed, and swallowed realities, as well as the concept of “ghostlessness” – with the possibilities of working towards a visual, sonic, or novelistic form. She would like to expand her language for sensing and making by re-entering her drawing and poetic practices.

Luca has presented work at Machine Listening: Improvisation and Control (Liquid Architecture, AUS), and Object of Desire (Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, IS). Other past projects include showcases at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and the Cemeti Institute for Art and Society (ID).

Her writing and poetry has been featured in NANG magazine and Voice & Verse Magazine (Cha edition). Forthcoming writing will appear in Making Kin (animal series), by Cthulhu Books, the publishing platform of the Institute for Postnatural Studies, as well as the Asian Film Archive’s Monographs 2022. She was co-founder of the artist-run collaborative project and space, soft/WALL/studs (2016-2021), which experimented with renewed situations of discursivity, agency, autonomy, and communality.

Luca is born and based in Singapore.


Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons


Winter 2023




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