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 

PhD Research Profile: http://news.harts.online/postgraduates/chun-yu-liu-clare/

2017~     PhD Practice-based Fine Art
               Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

               [working thesis title: Revisiting English Chinoiserie from the Perspective of  

               Postcolonialism: Embedding New Narratives into Cultural Heritage Sites

               through Art Practice]

2015       MFA Fine Art
               Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK

2012       MA Art and Design Studio Practice
               School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

2010       BA English Literature 

               Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan


2018-9    Associate Lecturer

               Contextualising Practice: BA Filmmaking, Photography and Animation

               Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

2019       Visiting Artist​

               Workshop at the Experimental Film Laboratory (4 March)

               BA Film Production, Regent's University, UK

Teaching Qualification
Associate Fellowship with Higher Education Academy, UK

2020       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

               Work on the Chinese and Southeast Asian Diasporas

               Research/Sharing/Gathering, ‘Here’…’There” / East & Southeast Asia Diasporic  

               Act, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, London, UK [a

               collaboration between Central Saint Martins and Asian/Pacific/American Institute

               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,

                 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 2016

                 Conference, Pepperdine University, California, USA
               • Joint East Asian Studies Conference, SOAS
, University of London, 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 

2016       Britain's New Town plan through artist moving image: the landscape of Milton  


               Land Dialogues Conference:Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land,   

               Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

[Academic journal - peer reviewed]
2016        MK Boogie Woogie: Milton Keynes in six parts

                Fusion Journal. Issue 10: LAND DIALOGUES: Interdisciplinary Research in

                Dialogue with Land (ISSN 2201-7208)

[Exhibition catalogue]
2017       Closing the Distance

               Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Australia (ISBN 978-0-9943919-4-0)

Professional Experience
2020       Conference responder, Call and Response - Research Student Presentations,  

               RCA, Greenwich University and the NAFAE network

2019-20  Mentor, Professional Mentoring Scheme, University of the Arts London, 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

               Organizing Committee, 6th Annual Postgraduate Arts & Humanities Centre  

               Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

               Panel Chair, 10th Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Research Conference,

               Manchester, UK

2014       Education Coordinator, Park 14, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK 

               Workshop Facilitator, October Gallery, London, 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 

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       Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality, Visual  

               Research Network Residency, Yorkshire, 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
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, 23rd Annual Performance Studies International Conference,  

               Kampnagel, 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, Hong Kong,      

               China; Boom Art Gallery Bar, Hong Kong, China; Oi!, Hong Kong, China; Fabrica,

​               Brighton, UK; Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK; Institute of Contemporary Arts, 

               London, UK; Phoenix Leicester, Leicester, UK; Taipei International Video Art 

               Exhibition,Taipei, Taiwan; Song Eun ArtSpace Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; Ray

               Art Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Minsheng Art Museum Beijing, Beijing, 

               China; VAFA International Video Festival, Macau, China


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

               Wagga Wagga, Australia

               Qifang Overseas Chinese Filmmakers Screening Touring Project - London

               programme, various venues, China

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

               Artist Video Screenings, Charing Cross Library, London, UK

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

               Chelsea Salon, Penarth Studios, London, UK

2014       UK Young Artist Leicester Festival, Leicester, 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; Vukovar, Croatia 

               Oberhausen Seminar: Exploring Contemporary Artists’ Moving Image Practice

               Oberhausen, Germany 

2015/6    LUX London Critical Forum 15-16, London, UK

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



VIDEOTAGE Media Art Collection, Hong Kong, China