CV
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1969
Lives and works in London


Education

1993-94 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
1990-93 BA Fine Art, sculpture, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
1988-89 Foundation Course, Middlesex Polytechnic, London


Solo Exhibitions

2016
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

2014
Besides, Camden Arts Centre, London

2012
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

2009
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Introduction and Jargon Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2008
Open Container, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany

2007
A Metal Bar Fell on Someone's Head or Something Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Free to Meet For Coffee Sometime Soon, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

2000
His Divine Grace, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

1997
Phillip Lai, The Showroom, London (commissioned by The Showroom in collaboration with inIVA)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Can I Step on It?, Galeria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
When Did Intimacy Begin Width, curated by Torey Thornton, Jeffrey Stark, New York, NY, USA

2015
An Intervention, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton University, Southampton, UK

2014
Interior, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Somewhat Abstract, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

2012
London Twelve, City Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2010
No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents (Mousse contribution, curated by Jonathan Griffin), Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London

2008
Seven Times Two or Three, Cubitt, London

2007
Republic, L’est, London
In the Poem about Love you don’t write the word Love, Overgaden, Institute for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2006
In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love, Artists Space, New York, NY, USA
John Frumism, Phillip Lai, Paul Thek, Mike Nelson, Hotel, London
The Triumph of Painting, Part 6, The Saatchi Gallery, London
If It Didn't Exist You'd Have To Invent It: A Partial Showroom History, The Showroom, London

2005
In The Poem About Love You Don't Write The Word Love, CCA, Glasgow
Drawing Two Hundred, The Drawing Room, London Tannery Arts Exhibition, part of Artists Studios Open Weekend, Tannery Arts, London

2004
Uscita Pistoia, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy
Strange Weather, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Tag Team Experiment, two-person relay exhibition, alternative project space, Edinburgh

2003
Drawing One Hundred, The Drawing Room, London

2002
We Want Out, CityLights Project, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2000
Senselessness-lessness, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Death Race 2000, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY, USA (exhb. cat.)
Drawing Exhibition, Herefordshire College of Art & Design, Hereford

1999
Cities on the Move, Hayward Gallery, London (included as part of Nasubi Gallery project) (exhb. cat.)
Black Box, (continued screenings) venues inc: Angel Row, Nottingham; Artezium, Luton
New Video from Great Britain, (British Council tour to South America) venues inc: Sala Mendoza, Caracas,Venezuela; Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

1998
Black Box, (commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella) venues: Open Eye, Liverpool (ISEA); Lift (Pandæmonium festival), London; Aspex, Portsmouth; ARC, Stockton-on-Tees (exhb. cat.)
New Video from Great Britain, MOMA, New York, NY, USA
Bed and Workshop, alternative space, Rennes, France
Grey Area, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham

1996
Deep Signal, Gasworks, London
Deep Signal, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Off Camp/On Base (Pimple Life), Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre, Japan, Tokyo
I beg to differ, Milch, London
Update 96, The Old Turbine Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995
Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, London (exhb. cat.)
Fresh, continued screenings venues inc.: Video Positive 95, Liverpool; Tate, London

1994
Weirdos, SAGA Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fresh, Film & Video Umbrella touring programme, venues inc.: ICA, London; CCA, Glasgow; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (exhb. cat.)
Miniatures, The Agency, London
No Vacancies, alternative venue, Frankfurt, Germany
Phillip Lai