Clare Chun-yu Liu 劉純聿 (born in Taipei, Taiwan, based in London and Manchester, UK) is a visual artist working with moving image and Vice-Chancellor PhD Candidate at Manchester School of Art. 

Her practice-based fine art PhD re-interprets chinoiserie, a European visual style mimicking Chinese motifs, from a perspective informed by postcolonial thinking. Outside of the PhD, she has been exploring the Chinese diaspora based on her familial experience.

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: How Can New Narratives be Embedded 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
2019    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 Conference, 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, Melbourne, Australia (ISBN 978-0-9943919-4-0)

Professional Experience
Panel Chair, Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations: New Voices in  

            Postcolonial Studies Symposium, University of Leeds, UK

2018    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

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, Manchester, 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; SongEun 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