CV Jen Liu
2003 – 2005 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 – 2001 MFA Fine Arts and Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1994 – 1998 BA Creative Writing, BA Studio Art High Honors, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio
Solo and duo exhibitions (selection)
Jen Liu + Aleksandra Domanovic, MAK Center for Art + Architecture in collaboration with LACMA, Los Angeles
Jen Liu, ARIEL Platform for Feminist Art, Copenhagen
GOLD LOOP, solo commissioned video, curated by Christina Millare, funded by the British Arts Council
PINK SLIME CAESAR SHIFT: GOLD EDITION, commissioned choreographic performance and installation, curated by Renan Laruan, Singapore Biennale
GOLD, solo commissioned video, curated by Christina Milllare as part of AMERICAN EXPORT, produced in collaboration with Grand Union (Birmingham) and CREAM (U of Westminster, London)
Pink Slime Caesar Shift, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
The Red Detachment: Bai Wei’s Natural History¬, solo commission byOK.Video/ruangruppa, Bogor Zoology Museum, Bogor, Indonesia.
Digital Billboard Platform: Jen Liu’s The Pink Detachment, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA.
The Red Detachment of Women: Online, commissioned by Triple Canopy as part of the Standards issue.
Utopia is No Place, Utopia is Process - Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington Vermong
The Pink Detachment, 66th Berlinale, Berlin.
The Red Detachment of Women: Performance for 6 Dancers, commissioned by Triple Canopy and The Whitney Museum, Whitney Museum, New York, NY.
The Managers, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SAFETY FIRST, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Come One Come All (permanent commission), Citizen M Times Square, New York, US
Ceri Hand Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
Melon Mysticism for Everyone, Manhatten Bridge, New York, United States
Special Project: Come One Come All, Citizen M, New York, United States
Space of Drawings, Copenhagen, Denmark
Six Colorful Stories: John Baldessari, Jen Liu. Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Brody Condon, Jen Liu, On Stellar Rays, New York, United States
Volta NY Art Fair, solo booth with Ceri Hand Gallery, New York, United States
Group exhibitions and performances (selection)
Modern Mondays: Jen Liu, MOMA, New York
After Party, Times Museum Guangzhou, China
Migration Narratives, Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju, Korea
Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam
Feast and Famine, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
Jen Liu, Joanna Piotrowska, Jesse Wine, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
Outside the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA
NEW/NOW, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa
A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself: Berlinale Forum Expanded Exhibition, Berlin
Meeting the Universe Halfway, KIT Museum, Duesseldorf
Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Part II, curated by Taraneh Fazeli, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha
Soft Skills, curated by Kaegan Sparks, James Art Gallery of the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
After Party: Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, CH
The Visible Hand, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time, curated by Taraneh Fazeli, EFA, New York, NY
OK. Video, curated by Renan Laru-an and Julia Sarisetiati in coordination with ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia
Warp and Weft screening: Sondra Perry and Jen Liu, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX
Glitch Girls: Jen Liu with Aliza Shvarts (solo screening and conversation), James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
COMM | ALT | SHIFT, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah and Dexter Wimberley, Aljira, Newark, NJ
WE ARE NOT THINGS, curated by Hannah Whitaker, Invisible Exports, New York, NY.
Traversing the Phantasm, Berlinale Forum Expanded exhibition, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, DE.
Public Spirits, CCA Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
Color Visions, Videoforma Festival IV (exhibition section), Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Hybrid Visions, curated by Jens Geiger as part of China Time 2016, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, DE.
Art Dubai Film, Dubai, UAE.
Jen Liu (solo screening), Fundacja Nosna at Henryk, Krakow, Poland.
Utopia Is No Place, Utopia is Process, curated by Jacqueline Mabey, USDAN Gallery, Bennington College, VT.
Jen Liu, Attaque(e)r le visible at La Mutinerie, Paris, FR.
Transformer, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
Triple Canopy: Standards and Standardization, New York, United States
Film Montage, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
Screening the Speculative: Melika Bass, Jen Liu, and Peter Hopkins Miller, New Museum, New York, NY.
The Ism That Dares Speak Its Name, PARMER at Abrons Art Center, New York, NY.
Socialism, Really? Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.
The Cost of Wealth, a project of Jubilee and Goethe-Institut in collaboration with CINEMATEK, Argos and deBuren, Brussels, BE.
Poet Transmit (performance), curated by Victoria Keddie and Cat Tyc, St Marks Church, New York.
10th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Anselm Franke, Shanghai, China
Unto Void Fulfills This Place, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
Monsanto Shadow Symposium (performance) Radical Archives, CFP, NYU, A/ P/A Institute, New York, United States
Ready-To-Hand, Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, New York, United States
LOCMOTION, London, United Kingdom
Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Nite Flights, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
pARTners, collaboration between NYC DOT and ISCP, New York, United States
Present and Accounted: ENACT, Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
The Scenery Changes Three Times: Brian Belott, Matthew Craven, Sara Cwynar, and Jen Liu, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Es Baluard Museum, Mallorca, Spain
We Are 2-Up, Bowery Poetry Club, curated by Sue Scott Gallery, New York, United States
Folio (group exhibition and performance), Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Harvest (performance), Antechamber, Copenhagen, Denmark
Reverse Engineering, Paraflows, Vienna, Austria
Bottoms (performance), On Stellar Rays, New York, United States
Fuel for the Fire, Dawn Kasper + Human Resources LA/NY, New York, United States
Blink: art, Gwangju, Korea
Reiger, Birgit. “Im Grenzbereich con Kunst und Kino,” Tagesspiegel, February 17, 2018
Pett, Inge. “Forum Expanded: A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself,” Art in Berlin, February 16, 2018
Genhart, Irene. “Berlinale: Forum Expanded,” Filmdienst, February 16, 2018
Hinrichsen, Jens. “Berlinale Calling,” Monopol Magazine, February 14, 2018
Valinsky, Rachel. “The Visible Hand,” Art21 Magazine, May/June 2017
Anania, Katie. “ArtForum Critic’s Picks: “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying”
Clements, Alexis. “How Art Making Is a Type of Management,” Hyperallergic, February 6, 2017
Coombs, Gretchen. “The Visible Hand at CUE Art Foundation,” Temporary Art Review, April 20, 2017
Hong, Cathy Park. “Artists and Identity,“ ArtForum, Summer 2016
Weinstein, Matthew. “Machine Dreams and Painting’s Extremes: Matthew Weinstein on Jonathan Lasker and Jen Liu,“ ARTNEWS, March 10, 2016
Kang Kang, “Really, Socialism?!“ Yishu Magazine, March/April 2016
Steinbruegge, Bettina. “Rueckblick: Berlinale 2016 – Von Phantasmen, Haltungen und Erfahrungen,“ Spike Art Magazine, February 21, 2016
“Dansende Arbeiders in kartonnen dozen,” NRC Handelsblad, October 23, 2014
“Letter to Marisa Merz,” PERSONA, Yale Union, Portland, OR, 2013
Davis, Laura, “New York Based Artist Jen Liu….” Liverpool Daily Post, September 13, 2011
Gerhard H. Kock, “Weltweit daheim und unterwegs,” Borkener Zeitung, June 1, 2011
Sabine Müller, “Kölsche Südsee-Träume,” Rurh Nachrichten.de, June 6, 2011
Hallett, Nick, “BOMBLOG: A Night At the Opera,” Bomb Magazine Online, April 5, 2011
"Weltraum. Die Kunst und ein Traum," ZDF, broadcast April 9, 2011
"Weltraum. Die Kunst und ein Traum," Dradio, broadcast April 4, 2011
Davis, Kim, “High Brow on the Lower East Side,” The Big Apple Magazine, January 2011.
Carlin, T.J., “Brody Condon & Jen Liu,” Art Review, January and February 2011
Chayka, Kyle, “Two Kinds of Abstraction At On Stellar Rays,” Hyperallergic, December 6, 2010
Patrick Gantert, “Brody Condon and Jen Liu…” wowhuh.com, February 7, 2011
The Visible Hand: Curated by David Borgonjon, CUE Art Foundation, 2017
- Public Spirits, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, 2016
- 10th Shanghai Biennale: Social Factory, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2014
Reverse Engineering, Paraflows, Vienna, Austria, 2012
Eslov Wide Shut, Eslöv, Sweden, 2011
Space. About a Dream. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2011
VOLTA NY 2010 Artists’ Book, VOLTA, New York, 2010
The Last Session, Flemish Cultural Center, Amsterdam, NL, 2009
The Violet Hour: Matthew Day Jackson / Jen Liu / David Maljkovic, Henry Art Gallery,Seattle, WA, 2008
An Innocent Revolution, Depauw University, Indiana, 2007
“PROP” Proud to be a V.I.P., Nueans, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2007
Sommerakademie 2006 im Zentrum Paul Klee: Experiments in Pop, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, 2006
Globos Sondas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain, 2006
Art Forum Berlin: Big City Lab, 2006
Videonale 10. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn Germany, 2005
Friends Electric! Binz39 Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, 2005
100 Artists See God. Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2004, p 14, illus.
Futureways. Printed Matter, Inc., and Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003, p 64, illus.
Cyberfem Spirit: Spirit of Data. Helen von Oldenburg and Rosanne Altstatt (eds.), Edith- Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Oldenburg, pp 30-33, illus.
Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
We, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
I Could Be You, co-curated with Alexandra Blattler, in collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Fluctuating Images Galerie, and The Stuttgarter Filmwinter Film Festival
Grants / Residencies
Swatch Art Hotel AIR, Shanghai, China
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Tulsa, OK
LMCC Process Space, New York, USA
Para Site, Hong Kong, China
Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria
Krems AIR, Krems, Austria
ISCP, New York
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, England
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands