Lu Lin


Lu Lin is an artistic researcher and practitioner in the intercultural context. Lu graduated from ArtEZ (NL) with a Master’s in Critical Fashion Practices and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design in China Academy of Arts(CN). Based on her experience of interacting with textiles and clothing, she assembles textiles with narratives as an alternative language and germinates the strength of softness and collectiveness. 

As a researcher in the field, she aims to formulate the compositions of safe spaces and contextualise complicity from within drawing on intersectionality and feminism. Her works are driven by social alienations in the era of fluidity, showcasing how the segments of everyday life took shape identities. By practising the theories, she utilises participatory approaches to constitute possible interdependence within marginalised communities. In order to keep a close connection with the people, she integrates her works into pedagogical scenarios and interdisciplinary media for creating a more engaging and thoughtful society. 


2019 — 2021
MA, Critical Fashion Practices
ArtEZ University of The Arts, Arnhem, NL.
2011 — 2015
BA, Fashion Design
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, CN.


03. 2022
Digital Flux Symposium: Towards a common imagination / Screening in The Power of Transparency, The One Minutes, Framer Framed
Amsterdam, NL.
Reading, my Panties / W139 Host.
W139, Amsterdam, NL.
Greater Less, Greater More / Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, NL.
Warehouse* A Place for clothes in context on display
San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL.
06. 2021
Fashion’s Interplay / MA Critical Fashion Practices Graduation Show
Arnhem, NL.
02. 2021
Amsterdam, NL.
06. 2020
The Power of Transparency / The One Minutes, Huis de Pinto
Amsterdam, NL
05. 2020
We Are Here In New York In My Home / The Power of Transparency, The One Minutes, Het Nieuwe Instituut(online)
Amsterdam, NL.


Artist Fund by Radboud Research & Impact, Arnhem, NL.
06. 2021
Over de Drempel / Artist Fund by Leeuwarden Fryslân 2028 (LF2028)
Leeuwarden, NL.
05. 2019
Holland Scholarship / Financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Panel/ Lectures

Reading My Panties Workshop / Presenter
Cinemasia x Dona Daria, SK6, Amsterdam, NL.
03. 2022
Reading My Panties Zine Launch / Organiser & Presenter
W139, Amsterdam, NL.
11. 2021
Academic Symposium hosted by APRIA Journal Platform / ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL.
09. 2021
MA Practice Held In Common / Guest Lecturer (Workshop)
ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL.
05. 2021
cc: Platform / Presenter / Femme and gender non-conforming artists/designers Panel
ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL.
05. 2021
Opening Panel / Presenter / Warehouse* A Place for clothes in context on display
San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL.
05. 2021
Fashion, Style&Queer Culture Conference (Online) / Presenter
Virtual symposium hosted by Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Philadelphia, US.


Reading My Panties / Editor-in-chief
Selling in Print Room, Rotterdam, NL; Gallery Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, NL; Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL; San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL; Athenaeum Boekhandel, Amsterdam, NL. Book Fair: Zine Camp, Rotterdam, NL.
What About Pockets As A Safe Space? / Co-writer
Published (digitally) by APRIA Journal Platform.
(in plan) The article ”If You are in, You Will Understand: A New Dress Code on TikTok is Re- framing Lesbian Teens’ Safe Space.”
Special Queer & Porn Issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, published by Intellect
08. 2021
Fashion, Style&Queer Culture Publication (academic journals) / Contributor / Abstract of the article ”If You are in, You Will Understand: A New Dress Code on TikTok is Reframing Lesbian Teens’ Safe Space.”
published by Intellect, ISBN: 978-1-78938-514-4
05. 2021
A Magazine Reader 04 / Co-editor
Selling in San Sarriefe, Amsterdam, NL; Novella Gallery, New York, US; Aflatshop, Adelaide, AUS.


Information Design For Carbon Offset Network / Stove ⇌ Jet Engine by Qiaochu Guo and Chongjin Chen / GEO-DESIGN: Budget Airlines, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL.
Conference Presenter / The project of Magic Mending aims to address child labor issues in Syria presenting as part of Rainbow Project. Amnesty online masterclass ‘(un)fair fashion & human rights’, Amnesty Interna- tional, online.

Supported by Leeuwarden Fryslân 2028, 2021/2022, Over de Drempel.


Design and web development: Marie Madonna

Typefaces: Kanit by Cadson Demak / League Spartan by Matt Bailey and Tyler Finck / Destra by Cédric Rossignol Brunet