Youjia Lu is a Melbourne-based artist and a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. In her art practice, she experiments with assemblies of cameras with projectors and mirrors in video and photographic installations to conduct a disruption of the self-portrait. Drawing upon psychoanalytic theories of what precedes the formation of the ego, she examines different artistic strategies for imaging the indeterminate condition of the 'Self'.
Lu has shown at Columbia University (New York), Marvel: The 2014 Windsor Prize, The Windsor Hotel (Melbourne), Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), George Paton Gallery (Melbourne), Chin Chin Wall of Art (Melbourne), Melbourne Projection Space (Melbourne) and Gertrude Street Projection Festival (Melbourne) and has accomplished her first artist in residency in Picture Berlin (Berlin) in 2015. She has been finalised for the Windsor Prize (2014), Contemporary Art Awards (2015) and Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (2017), and the recipient of NGV Womens Association Graduate Encouragement Award (2014), John and Mary Kerley International Scholarship (2015), Fiona Myer Award (2016) and Melbourne Research Scholarship (2017).