Curator Lam Sio-man (left) and artist Heidi Lau in the Macau pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Lau’s exhibition considers the history and identity Macau’s casino expansion erased in her eyes. Photo: Enid Tsui

Macau’s lost identity in focus at its Venice Biennale pavilion, an exile’s take on casino culture

  • Artist Heidi Lau watched from afar as Macau’s first mega casinos ‘just suddenly emerged from the muddy swamps of Cotai’
  • Her art at the Macau Pavilion in the Venice Biennale is a reaction to the big changes in her home city, which she feels have erased its history and identity
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Curator Lam Sio-man (left) and artist Heidi Lau in the Macau pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Lau’s exhibition considers the history and identity Macau’s casino expansion erased in her eyes. Photo: Enid Tsui
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.