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Chun-yu Liu 劉 純 聿 (born in Taipei, Taiwan) is a visual artist working with moving image, practice-based PhD candidate and associate lecturer. Funded by the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship at Manchester School of Art, Chun-yu is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD on re-interpreting chinoiserie from a postcolonial perspective. In the meantime, she has been working on the Chinese diaspora based on her familial experience.

Email: clareliu.uk@gmail.com

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

Teaching Experience

2018~ Associate Lecturer

Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

4 March 2019 Visiting Artist

​Experimental Film Laboratory, BA Film Production, Regent's University, UK


2017~ PhD Practice-based Fine Art

Manchester School of art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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 
School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan


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 (22 November 2018)

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 [along with a student crit] (15 June 2018)

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) (13 February 2017) 
• Engagement and Identity, American Association of Chinese Studies 2016 Conference, Pepperdine University, California, USA (7-9 October 2016)
• Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS), The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK (7-9 September 2016)

Chinese diaspora, oral history and video art
Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal (24-25 November 2016)

Britain's New Town plan through artist moving image: the landscape of Milton Keynes
Land Dialogues Conference:Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land. CharlesSturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia (13-15 April 2016)

[Exhibition catalogue]
Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia (ISBN 978-0-9943919-4-0)

[Academic journal]
MK Boogie Woogie: Milton Keynes in six parts, Fusion Journal. Issue 10: LAND DIALOGUES: Interdisciplinary Research in Dialogue with Land, the Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University, Australia (ISSN 2201-7208) [peer reviewed]

Professional Experience
Organizing Committee, 6th Annual Postgraduate Arts & Humanities Centre Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Panel Chair, 10th Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Research Conference, Manchester, UK

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

Workshop Facilitator, October Gallery, London, UK

Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Centre Research Degree Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 


Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK 

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

Travel Grant, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, UK

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

Awards and Residencies

Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality,
1st International Residency, The Visual Research Network, Manchester, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK – shortlisted

Graduate Residency, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK

neo:artprize, Bolton, UK – finalist

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, UK – shortlisted

Selected Screenings

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


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

Migration Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, USA

OverFlow, 23rd Annual Performance Studies International Conference, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany (8-11 June 2017)

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; SongEun ArtSpace Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; Ray Art Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Minsheng Art Museum Beijing, Beijing, China; VAFA International Video Festival, Macau, China

齊放 Qifang Overseas Chinese Filmmakers Screening Touring Project - London programme, various venues, China

Artist Video Screenings, Charing Cross Library, London, UK


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

Chelsea Salon, Penarth Studios, London, UK

Selected Exhibitions

The Research Stomach, KARST, Plymouth, UK

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


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

Human Scale, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK

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

UK Young Artist Leicester Festival, Leicester, UK

When Arts Meet, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Hong Kong

East Midlands Graduate Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK



Artistic Research Will Eat Itself Research Workshop

9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, Plymouth, UK (8-11 April 2018)


Wars After 1989 – Is There a Chance for Reconciliation?
Forum for Young Professionals Europe Lab, The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Zagreb and Vukovar, Croatia (21-24 July 2016)

Oberhausen Seminar: Exploring Contemporary Artists’ Moving Image Practice
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany (5-10 May 2016)

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

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

Chun-yu Liu, Stigmart VideoFocus Special Issue NKT



VIDEOTAGE Media Art Collection, Hong Kong