LAb[au] is a Belgian collective consisting of Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock and Els Vermang. The name LAb[au] – laboratory of architecture and urbanism – expresses both their love for theory and research, and the concrete realisation of various projects.
The works of LAb[au] can be seen as a visual investigation into colour, light, form and movement, wherein they share characteristics with conceptual art, concrete art and system art. Their oeuvre is a fusion of art and technology, generating a plurality of thoughts and architectural visions. Confronting the contemporary aesthetics with algorithmic logic, the works provide the viewer with a sensory experience arousing wonder.
LAb[au]’s work has been exhibited at ACC (Gwangju, 2015), Art Basel (Basel, 2015), MACM (Montréal, 2014), MoMA (New York, 2014), Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2013), ArtBrussels 2016, and in various solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the US, and South-Korea.