VIRGINIA LUI


Art —
  1. OBI
  2. SECURIWAS?
  3. Deterrent Designs
  4. Dear Spartacus
  5. War on Cash
  6. Caroline
  7. Would you like to complain?
  8. Social Design Team


Applied Urbanism — 
  1. 1st Urban Playground
  2. Das andere Möbel
  3. Hassling Hasselaar
  4. Still Only Human  
  5. Arbeiterkammer
  6. Metabolism
  7. MG POLIS
  8. Eco Label
  9. Museum of Pacific Arts
  10. Models


Reserach —
  1. PhD
  2. Publications


Info —
  1. Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher based in Vienna. She holds an MA in Social Design and BA in Architecture. Lui’s works pivots between design - mostly for social innovation- public art and theory. She works in site -based performance, text, photography and drawing with the emphasis on artistic research. Much of her work can be categorized as Socially-engaged Art.
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Virginia Lui— Social designer & artist



“I use art as a medium to express issues that are of concern. Art gives me the freedom to take risks.”

               Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher based in Vienna. She holds an MA in Social Design and a BA in Architecture. Lui’s works pivots between design - mostly for social innovation - public art and theory. She works in site-based performance, text, photography and drawing with the emphasis on artistic research. Much of her work can be categorized as socially-engaged art.

Exhibitions
Virginia’s works have been performed and presented internationally in Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, including MAK Design Lab (AT); KUNST HAUS WIEN (AT); Z33 House of Contemporary Art (BE); Stadt Fabrik Neue Arbeit. Neues Design Vienna Biennale MAK Wien (AT); Aesthetics of Change 150 years of the University of Applied Arts, MAK Wien (AT); Traders: Dutch Design week (NL).

Publications
Her projects have been featured in publications internationally and online. Featured press incude EIKON Magazine, Public Art China Magazine, Social Design Reader and Art & Design Education in Times of Change.

Biography
Virginia Lui was born on 18 May 1992 to Chinese migrant parents and grew up in the Greater Western Suburbs of Sydney. At a young age, she was drawing and displayed an interest in all areas of the arts. 

After graduating from Architecture (2013), she moved to Vienna to study Social Design (2015), which led her to develop her multidisciplinary approach to design and art. Her recent topics of investigation include migration laws, labour and artistic strategies in urban renewal processes. Her work attempts to materialize theoretical discourse and artistic research into visual and experiential art forms.

Lui practices public participation in her art and design research as seen in the 1st Urban Playground project and Office for Bureaucritic Imagination.


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Current University of Applied Arts Vienna - PhD Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy
2015 - 2017 University of Applied Arts Vienna - Master of Arts in Social Design
2012 University of Technology Berlin - 6 months Exchange Semester 
2011 - 2013 University of Sydney - Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Employment History
Current Austrian Students Union of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna - Head of the Department of Anti-Racist Interventions 
2018 - 2019 Multimedia Designer and Magazine Editor at viennacontemporary
2016 - 2017 Austrian Students Union of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna - Head of the Department of Alternative Infrastructures 
2015 Sou Fujimoto Architects - Architectural Designer - 3 months Internship 
2014 - 2015 Neeson Murcutt Architects - Architectural Designer

 
Skill Set
Architectural Design
Architectural Drafting
Model Making
Illustration
Graphic Design
Laser Cutting
Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop)
Vectorworks
ARCHICAD 
Sketchup
Rhinoceros
Languages
  1. English - native
  2. Cantonese - native
  3. German - B2 
  4. Mandarin - proficient

Solo Exhibitions/Performances
2017 SECURIWAS? Exhibition and Performance, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna
2016 Deterrent Designs Against the Homeless, Praterstern, Vienna

Group Exhibitions
2019 Wo ist das Kind? - Kunst in der Stadt, Galerie Freihausgasse, Villach
2019 MAK Design Lab, MAK Museum, Vienna
2018 Ästhetik des Körpers, Art Gallery Vienna, Vienna
2018 Office for Bureaucritic Imagintion - State of Exception: The Politics of Design: Act 1, Z33 House of Contemporary Art, Hasselt
2018 Aesthetics of Change 150 years of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2018 Spartacus Stakeholders Event, University of Hasselt, Hasselt
2018 Everyone Loves Ice Cream Festival, The School, Hasselt
2018 KIWI book, Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna
2018 Hassling Hasselaar: Pop-up Cinema Festival, Z33 House of Contemporary Art, Hasselt
2017 No Access: Fokus Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2017 No Hope, No Fear, Kunsthaus Wien Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna
2017 Stadt Fabrik Neue Arbeit. Neues Design: Vienna Biennale, MAK Museum, Vienna
2017 Cultural Politics and Right-Wing Populism, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
2017 Taktlos: SYN13, Vienna
2016 D’Art InSEA Regional Conference, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2016 TRADERS: Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2013 Analogue: Graduate Exhibition, University of Sydney
2012 Transform: University of Sydney
2011 INDEX: Architecture Exhibition Sydney, Australia
2010 HSC Visual Arts Bodies of Work Exhibition: Pymble Ladies’ College, Sydney Australia

Residencies
2018 The School Artist/Designer in Residence Hasselt, Belgium
2019 BIO26

Research Activities
2018 Participatory Design Conference, Hasselt, Belgium
2017 Public Art Research, Academy of Fine Arts Shanghai, China
2016 IVLA 48th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
2016 D’ Art InSEA Regional Conference Vienna, Austria

Publications/Press
2018 Participatory Design Conference - Situated Action paper
2018 Public Art China Magazine - Socially-engaged Public Art - Reconditioning Routines
2018 The School created a Playground
2017 Phaidra - SECURIWAS? 
2017 The Ground Tour #0, Social Design Reader
2017 EIKON Magazine for Photography and Media Art
2017 KIWI Pictionary
2016 ERA21 POD Kontrolou, Deterrent Designs Against the Homeless
2017 De Gruyter, Art & Design Education in Times of Change, War on Cash
2016 TRADERS http://www.traderstalk.org/contribution/designs-against-the-homeless/
2016 SYN Magazin für Theater-, Film-und Medienwissenschaft, Taktlos Deterrent Designs Against the Homeless