​ © 2023 C. Liu


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


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]


MFA Fine Art

Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK


MA Art and Design Studio Practice (Departmental Scholarship)

Loughborough University, UK


BA English Literature

Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan


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

Guest Lecturing / Talk

Asia Pacific Film Festival, the University of Central Lancashire, UK


BA Media Production, Coventry University, UK


BA Film Production, Regent's University, UK

Teaching Qualification
Associate Fellowship with Higher Education Academy, UK

Conference Presentations / Seminars

East South East Asian Artists Northwest Roundtable, UK


Contesting Historiography of Cultural Heritage Sites

Association of Critical Heritage Studies Biennial Conference, University College London

Opening up Spaces: Heterotopia as a Postcolonial Strategy

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


Challenges and Experiences in Reinterpreting Cultural Heritage Sites

Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience, Newcastle University, UK 

Interdisciplinary Autumn School - Asia and Europe: Discourse, Circulation and      
Representation​, Asien-Orient-Institut, Zürich University, Switzerland
Summer Academy Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway ​


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] 

Artistic Research Will Eat Itself Research Workshop, Plymouth, UK 


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 


Chinese diaspora, oral history and video art

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

Forum for Young Professionals Europe Lab, Zagreb and Vukovar, Croatia 
Oberhausen Film Festival Seminar, Germany 


Professional Experience
2019 - 2022
Professional Mentor, Professional Mentoring Scheme, University of the Arts London, UK​


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


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


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



PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


Research Support Award, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 

Conference Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


PAHC Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


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


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

Awards and Residencies

Visual Research Network Residency, UK


Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK – shortlisted


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

Selected Screenings and Exhibitions

Asia Pacific Film Festival, the University of Central Lancashire, UK


Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany

New Art Exchange Open, Notthingham, UK 

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


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]  


BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video FestivalBilbao, Spain

2019    ​   

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

Filmfest Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Leiden Short Film Festival, Leiden, the Netherlands


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

The Research Stomach, KARST, Plymouth, UK


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


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

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


UK Young Artist Leicester Festival, UK

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



Images Forum Festival, Japan


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


Chun-yu Liu, Stigmart VideoFocus Special Issue NKT



VIDEOTAGE Media Art Collection, Hong Kong, China