© 2018 Chun-yu Liu

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​Email: clareliu.uk@gmail.com

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

Chun-yu Liu 劉 純 聿 is a visual artist working with video. Her practice is informed by her reading of Cultural Studies, personal Taiwanese background and exploration of the audiovisual medium. She is interested in oral history and lived experience of the Chinese diaspora. 


At the moment she is a PhD researcher based at Manchester School of Art as a recipient of the prestigious Manchester Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor Scholarship. Her research project explores chinoiserie and its artistic, cultural and historical connections with the East. Originally she was trained to be an abstract painter. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan and lives in Manchester, UK.​

EDUCATION

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

SELECTED SCREENINGS​
2017

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

2017

Migration Film Festival, The Front, New Orleans, USA

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

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; Boom Art Gallery Bar, Hong Kong; Oi!, Hong Kong; 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
齊放 Qifang Overseas Chinese Filmmakers Screening Touring Project - London programme, various venues, China
Artist Video Screenings, Charing Cross Library, London, UK
2015

Art Parlour: On Tour, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
Chelsea Salon, Penarth Studios, London, UK

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018

The Research Stomach, KARST, Plymouth, UK

2017
Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Portrait, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
2016
Concept, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Seems, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK
Land Dialogues: Delegate Exhibition, HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
2015
Human Scale, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK
Neo: artprize 2015, neo: gallery, Bolton, UK
2014
UK Young Artist Leicester Festival, Leicester, UK
When Arts Meet, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Hong Kong
2012
East Midlands Graduate Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2018

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

2017

Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, Manchester School of Art, 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/RESIDENCIES
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


PRESENTATIONS

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) (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)
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. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia (13-15 April 2016)

WORKSHOPS

2018

Artistic Research Will Eat Itself Research Workshop

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

2016

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

PUBLICATION/PRESS
2017
MFA Fine Art graduate Chun-yu Liu explores Chinese diaspora in ‘A complete story: between the strait’, Wimbledon College of Arts Blog​
Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Victoria, Australia (ISBN 978-0-9943919-4-0)
2016
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) 
Artist Liu Chun-yu explores Chinese diaspora, China Information Center
2015
Chun-yu Liu, Stigmart VideoFocus Special Issue NKT


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018

Member of Organizing Committee, 6th Annual Postgraduate Arts & Humanities Centre Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
2018

Panel Chair, 10th Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Research Conference, Manchester, UK
2014

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

2014

Workshop Facilitator, October Gallery, London, UK 


COLLECTION

VIDEOTAGE MEDIA ART COLLECTION, Hong Kong