Born 1974, lives and work in London.
Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. Trained in USA, France and Japan, she completed her PhD in Australia. Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited, performed, and lectured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Lynn is the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and scholarships from Carnegie Mellon University, the Ucross Foundation, Singapore National Arts Council, the Lee Foundation, and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Her current research looks at the connection between experiential knowledge and the innate human capacity for empathy, in relation to a genre performance art she calls “gutty”. This gutty form of performance which uses the body just as it is – as vulnerable/resilient/sensitive as it is in everyday life – relies heavily on empathy to create meaning that is not merely conceptual but also affective and visceral. In other words, she looks at why some performances not only tickle our brains but also quite literally leave us feeling like we’ve been punched in the gut.
Lynn lives and works in London, and is an Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University.