Lau Wing Kei

artist & researcher, Australia


Kelvin Lau (AKA Lau Wing Kei) is an artist and researcher who resides in Victoria, Australia. He acknowledges his residence upon the unceded First Nations land of the Bunurong, Wurrundjeri, and Gunaikurnai peoples. Kelvin was born in British colonial Hong Kong but migrated to Australia during his early childhood, and identifies as a “first generation, second wave, third culture” migrant-citizen. His cross-disciplinary practice is driven by his lived experience as such within Australian society.

Kelvin expands upon photograph-centred visual practice to reflexively engage in a process of personal decolonisation and self-reconciliation. As someone with an extensive history within the mainstream medical and mental health industry (as both provider and client), Kelvin seeks to translate these personal explorations into creative methodologies that inform an experience-centred postcolonial approach towards distress/un-wellness within the Australian health establishment.  

Pronouns: he, him