Lasse Lau

Lasse Lau Profile PictureNow based in the U.S., Lasse Lau is an award-winning Danish-born filmmaker and video artist who looks at the spatial dimension of power to examine society’s social struggles.  His films have been shown in galleries and museums and at festivals around the world, among them: Beirut Art Center, The British Museum, BOZAR – Palais des Beaux-Arts/Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Cairo Cimatheque, Casa del Lago DF, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Darb 1718, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Festival d’arts vidéo Clermont Farrand, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MoMA PS1 – Museum of Modern Art, Musée de l’Homme, Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Recontres Internationales, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Westfälische Kunstverein and WRO Media Art Biennale. 

His films have won many awards including the Grand-Prix Jean Rouch – Nanook in Paris, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX, Art & Power at Master of Art Film Festival in Bulgaria, Golden Raven in Russia, Best World Cinema at Kansas Filmfest, Special Jury Award, Cinema on the Bayou, Experimental Film Award at Oslo Film Festival and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival in Copenhagen. He was a Jury member of Fogo Island Film: Resistance and Resilience, NL, Canada, in 2019.

Header image: Filming Lykkelaender (The Raven and the Seagull) 1 by Lasse Lau.