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Manuel Lau | He was born in Lima, Peru, in 1967.
His parents are both from the Canton region of China. Upon a military
coup in Peru in 1969, his family decided to move back to Asia,
and established themselves in the former Portuguese colony of
Macao. But in the late 1970s, because of financial turbulence,
his family returned once more to Peru. In 1990, Manuel immigrated
to Canada. Before settling in Montréal where he currently
lives and works, he also lived in Vancouver and Toronto.
Manuel studied printmaking at
the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima. He has shown his
works in Peru, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Germany,
France, Spain and the United States. His work appears in several
collections including: Loto-Quebec, Hyundai Arts Center Gallery,
Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec and the Canada
Council Art Bank.
The singular mixture of his
cultural backgrounds - Peruvian, Chinese and Canadian - and his
own personal story in each of these cultures have created a unique
cycle of memories and experiences that have provided the context
and inspiration for his works.
In early 2009, he is scheduled
to spend a six-month artistic residency period at la Cité
Internationale des Arts in Paris.
The project was made
possible with the support of the
Mixed media on plywood
40 X 30 inches
Photo credits for art: Manuel Lau
Credit for photograph: Photograph
provided by the artist
of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy
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