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Simon Liu

Adjunct Instructor

Simon Liu was raised between Hong Kong and Stoke-On-Trent, UK and lives in Brooklyn. His films and 16mm multiple projections have been presented at film festivals globally including the Toronto, Rotterdam, BFI London, Edinburgh, and Hong Kong International Film Festivals. He has presented media performances at institutions such as the M+ Museum, Tai Kwun Contemporary,  SFMoMA, China Central Academy of Fine Art, Yale University, and as part of Dreamlands: Expanded - an expanded cinema series presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Microscope Gallery. Liu is a member of the artist-run film lab Negativeland and he is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a recipient of the NYSCA / Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund in 2018. His work has been featured in publications including the South China Morning Post, MUBI, Nang Magazine, Millennium Film Journal, and Senses of Cinema. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Staffordshire Hoard and is developing a non-fiction work which imaginatively traces the passage of an ancestor who traveled from Guangzhou to Amsterdam by foot over 150 years ago.

Still from Highview (2017 - Quadruple 16mm Projection Performance)
Still from Highview (2017 - Quadruple 16mm Projection Performance)

 

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