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Student Showcase Archive

Wenqingao Lei

MA work

MA work

  • Octopus

    C-Type Print
    80cm x 99cm

  • Hippo

    C-Type Print
    80cm x 99cm

  • Lobster

    C-Type Print
    99cm x 80cm

  • Crab

    C-Type Print
    80cm x 99cm

Lost in Metamorphosis

This series takes the influence of surrealist imagery to depict absurdity and the fluidity of metamorphosis, which formulates the ambiguity between reality and illusion. It also questions the relationship between human and animals, space and time, death and dying and sustainability and the Anthropocene.



  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Photography, 2019

  • Degrees

  • BFA Integrated Design: Photography and Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Art Olympia', Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019; Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 2019; 'Alarum', Ardesia Projects, Berlin, 2019; 'What Images Can Be', Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, 2019; European Photography Award, Unseen, Amsterdam, 2018; 'The Art of Color', Luma Arles, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, 2018; 'Family of No Man', Cosmos, Arles, 2018; 'Metamorphoses', St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts presents, New York, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; End of Year Exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York, 2016
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Art Olympia, 2019; Dior Photography Award for Young Talents, 2018; Shortlisted, European Photography Award, 2018