Spencer Lai (b. 1991, Malaysia) is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist, curator and writer. They graduated with a BFA (with Honours) from The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2014.
Spencer Lai’s practice navigates the visual lexicon of design, fashion, and window display, with specific interest in subcultural identities and aesthetic cultures. Their process involves the collation and editing of found/personal materials, objects and clothing to reflect and disseminate narratives surrounding consumer cultural consciousness
A selection of recent exhibitions and projects include:
hushed pupils, solo show at Fort Delta (2018); A smile forms into a grimace mid-slumber as the earth spins […], a curatorial project at Bus Projects (2018); there is a pain – so utter, a group show at Gertrude Glasshouse (2018); A group show (with Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Michael Kennedy Costa & Spencer Lai) at Sydney Sydney (2018); Auto Body Works, a group show at Arts Project Australia curated by West Space & Arts Project Australia (2018); the drawing is just not there, a group show at West Space (2018); air becomes metallic scented as anger is emitted[…], a solo show at Kimberly-Klark, NYC (2018); inside voice harvester, curation of group show at Irene Rose (2018); Contaminant, figures, solo exhibition at Fort Delta (2017); AFFADAVIT VITO ACCONCI, a group exhibition at Gertrude Glasshouse (2016)