​ © 2022 CLARE CHUN-YU LIU

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Born in Taipei and based in Manchester


Clare Chun-yu Liu 劉純聿 is an artist filmmaker and a PhD Candidate at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Funded by the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, Clare is currently undertaking a practice-based fine art PhD on re-interpreting chinoiserie from a perspective informed by postcolonial thinking and her personal context of coming from the Chinese diaspora and Taiwan. There are three case studies of cultural heritage sites and three artist films as part of the doctoral research. Outside of the PhD, she has been making moving image work on the Chinese diaspora informed by her familial background.

​Email: clareliu.uk@gmail.com / chun-yu.liu@stu.mmu.ac.uk


Education
2017 - present  

PhD Practice-based Fine Art (Vice-Chancellor Scholarship)
Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

[thesis title: Reinterpreting English Chinoiserie from a Postcolonial and Personal/Taiwanese Perspective: Creating New Narratives through Art Practice]


2015

MFA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK


2012

MA Art and Design Studio Practice (Departmental Scholarship), School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK


2010

BA English Literature, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan


Lecturing

2020       

Artist talk - BA Media Production, Coventry University, UK


2018-9    

Associate Lecturer, Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


2019      

Workshop - BA Film Production, Regent's University, UK


Teaching Qualification
Associate Fellowship with Higher Education Academy, UK


Conference Presentations
2020       

Contesting Historiography of Cultural Heritage Sites

Association of Critical Heritage Studies Biennial Conference, University College London/Virtually

Opening up Spaces: Heterotopia as a Postcolonial Strategy

Winter Symposium, Nordic Summer University​​ at Wrocław University, Poland


2019       

Challenges and Experiences in Reinterpreting Cultural Heritage Sites

Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience, Newcastle University, UK 


2018

Self-representation in chinoiserie: an investigation

Decolonising the Self: Representations of the Self in Art Theory and Practice across Cultures, SOAS, University of London, UK
'Here'...'There' / East and Southeast Asia Diasporic Act

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK [a collaboration between Central Saint Martins and Asian/Pacific/American Institut at New York University] [along with a student crit with BA Fine Art students from across UAL] 


2016/7    

The Nationalists' relocation to Taiwan: staying, going and diaspora
• International History of East Asia Seminar, China Centre, University of Oxford
, UK [along with screening of A love story: between the strait and A complete story: between the strait] 
• Engagement and Identity, American Association of Chinese Studies
Conference, Pepperdine University, California, USA
• Joint East Asian Studies Conference, SOAS
, University of London, UK 


2016       

Chinese diaspora, oral history and video art

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal            

Britain's New Town plan through artist moving image: the landscape of Milton Keynes

Land Dialogues Conference:Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land, Charles Sturt University, Australia


Publications
2016      

MK Boogie Woogie: Milton Keynes in six partsFusion Journal. Issue 10: LAND DIALOGUES: Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land [peer reviewed]

2017      

Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Australia [exhibition catalogue]
 

Professional Experience
2019 - present
Professional Mentor, Professional Mentoring Scheme, University of the Arts London, UK​


2020       

Conference responder, Call and Response - Research Student Presentations, RCA, Greenwich University and the NAFAE network, virtually/UK


2019       

Panel Chair, Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations: New Voices in Postcolonial Studies Symposium, University of Leeds, UK         ​​


2018       

Panel Chair, Creative Images Conference, University of Manchester, UK

Organising Committee, Postgraduate Arts & Humanities Centre Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Panel Chair, Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Research Conference, UK

2014      

Education Coordinator, Park 14, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK 

Workshop Facilitator, October Gallery, London, UK


Grants/Scholarships

2022

PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


2020       

Research Support Award, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


2019       

PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 

Conference Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


2018       

PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 

2017       

Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 

2016       

Junior Scholar Travel Grant, American Association of Chinese Studies, USA 

2015       

Travel Grant, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, UK

2012       

Departmental Scholarship, School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

Awards and Residencies
2018      

Visual Research Network Residency, UK


2016       

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK – shortlisted

2015/6    

Graduate Residency, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK

2015       

neo:artprize, Bolton, UK – finalist
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK – shortlisted


Selected Screenings and Exhibitions
2022

New Art Exchange Open, Notthingham, UK 

Clare Chun-yu Liu artist films screening, de Art Center/Inky Pixel Press, Guangzhou, China


2021  

Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Turkey

Busan International Video Art Festival, South Korea    

SMIF: Asian Film and Festival in Spain, on-line

EX-IS, Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea

Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan

Experimental Forum, USA [Honourable mention]  


2020       

BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video FestivalBilbao, Spain


2019    ​   

DOBRA Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Filmfest Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Leiden International Short Film Experience, Leiden, the Netherlands


2018       

Constellations: Screenings from the ‘archive’ and beyond, Asia-Art-Activism Research Network, Raven Row, London, UK

The Research Stomach, KARST, Plymouth, UK


2017       

3rd Minikino Film Week, International Short Film Festival Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Migration Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, USA

Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia

OverFlow, Performance Studies International Conference, Hamburg, Germany


2016       

Routes of Difference – Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses, Goethe Institut, Lisbon, Portugal

Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, British Council Hong Kong, China; Boom Art Gallery Bar, Hong Kong, China; Oi!, Hong Kong, China; Fabrica, Brighton, UK; Exeter Phoenix, UK; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Phoenix Leicester, UK; Taipei International Video Art Exhibition,Taiwan; Song Eun ArtSpace Seoul, South Korea; Ray Art Center Shanghai, China; Minsheng Art Museum Beijing, China; VAFA International Video Festival, Macau, China

Land Dialogues: Delegate Exhibition, HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Qifang Overseas Chinese Filmmakers Screening Touring ProjectChina

Neo: artprize 2015, neo: gallery, Bolton, UK

Artist Video Screenings, Charing Cross Library, London, UK

2015       

Art Parlour: On Tour, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

Chelsea Salon, Penarth Studios, London, UK

2014       

UK Young Artist Leicester Festival, UK

When Arts Meet, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China


2012       

East Midlands Graduate Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Workshop Participation

2019​       

Interdisciplinary Autumn School - Asia and Europe: Discourse, Circulation and      

Representation​, Asien-Orient-Institut, Zürich University, Switzerland

Summer Academy Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway 


2018​       

Artistic Research Will Eat Itself Research WorkshopPlymouth, UK 


2016       

Forum for Young Professionals Europe Lab, Zagreb and Vukovar, Croatia 

Oberhausen Seminar, Germany 


2015/6    

LUX London Critical Forum 15-16, UK

Interviews

2022

Images Forum Festival, Japan


2017       

MFA Fine Art graduate Chun-yu Liu explores Chinese diaspora in A complete story:between the strait,Wimbledon College of Arts Blog

2016       

Artist Liu Chun-yu explores Chinese diaspora, China Information Center

2015       

Chun-yu Liu, Stigmart VideoFocus Special Issue NKT

 

Collection

VIDEOTAGE Media Art Collection, Hong Kong, China