Liu Wa (b.1994) is an artist who explores the subjectivity and limitation of human perception through interactive installation, moving image, and painting. She receives her BA in Anthropology and Art from Yale University in 2017 and currently works in Beijing and New York. Through technological approaches, neuroscience in particular, she creates visual pathways between the abstract emotions of the audience and the physical environment. In the current age of technology, her pluralistic practices seek to grapple with humanist topics, such as self-awareness and agency, exploring the interdependence between mentality and physicality. Liu’s works have been globally exhibited and collected by prestigious museums and galleries.
“Glimpse: A Passing Look”, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018); “Still,” Arts First Festival, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (2017); “Tree of Life, Yale University, New Haven, USA (2015).
“Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the Year 2018-2019,” Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China (2019); “The Variable and The Generating,” MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China (2019); “Quasi-Nature,” Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China (2019); “Nana Power,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2019); “The 6th Guangzhou Triennial—As We May Think: Feedforward,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2018); “After Sunset,” Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France (2018); “Life of the True,” Martin Goya Business, Hangzhou, China (2018); “I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration,” Qiao Space & Tank Shanghai Project Space, Shanghai, China (2017); “Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation,” New York, USA (2017); Art Nova 100, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Heart of the Tin Man, M Woods Museum, Beijing (2017); All Happens After Sunset, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai (2017); Art Utopia, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2016); Arts First Festival, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (2015).