Ingrid Hu is a multidisciplinary designer who practises scenography on an urban scale. She trained with Petr Perina, disciple of the reknowned Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda. She received her MA in Scenography from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London, and has been working in theatre and multidisciplinary design in the UK and internationally.
She joined the award-winning Heatherwick Studio in 2002, and has worked on a wide range of projects with clients such as the British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the V&A Museum. She was one of the three core members within the studio responsible for the UK Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo, for which she received a D&AD award in Spatial Design.
Recent works include a shadow puppetry performance, a foyer installation and design commissions by Artangel and the Longplayer Trust. Her design for the exhibition of the instruments used in the1000-year composition, Longplayer, is shorted listed for the 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize (3D design/sculpture), and a recreation of the work is part of the exhibition of eight contemporary artists at York St Mary’s, organised by Aesthetica Magazine and York Museum Trust.
Alongside freelance work, she works on design ideas inspired the way we think and operate in our environments, and is particularly drawn to the relationship between sound and space. Most of her work is fabricated at her studio in Kennington, London, through a collaborative process with a network of specialists in making, engineering and architecture.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ingrid lived in Hong Kong and Canada before moving to London. She is a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers and an associate lecturer at UAL Central St Martins.