Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, and completed a Doctoral program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo (ABD) on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Among other honours, Lynn was awarded Southampton Solent University’s Research and Enterprise Grant (2012), Singapore National Arts Council Grants (2006-2013), NAC Emerging Artist Grant, and the Lee Foundation Grant (2003). She received the Lois Nellie Gill Award from the Ucross Foundation (2000), and the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999). She has also been granted several prestigious artist fellowships, including residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the United States, and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.
Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, and Canada. Recent venues include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth (2013), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012), Tate Modern (2010), and 798 Art Zone, Beijing (2009).
Lynn lives and works in London as an independent artist, curator, and advisor to ]performance s p a c e [.
At the Barbican she will be inviting visitors to experience Ultima Thule: Here Be Dragons, a one-to-one audio-visual work.