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. She was selected for the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list” in 2019.

Liu Wa
Born 1994 in Beijing, China
Lives and works in Beijing and New York

Education
2013-2017
Yale University, B.A. in Anthropology & B.A. in Art, New Haven, USA

Solo Exhibitions & Projects
2018
“Glimpse: a passing look,” Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017
Still,” Arts First Festival, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2015
“Tree of Life (performance),” Yale University, New Haven, USA

Group Exhibitions
2019
“Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the Year 2018-2019,” Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
“The Variable and The Generating,” MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Quasi-Nature,” Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China
“Nana Power,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2018
The 6th Guangzhou Triennial—As We May Think: Feedforward,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
After Sunset,” Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France
“Life of the True,” Martin Goya Business, Hangzhou, China
2017
“Heart of the Tin Man,” M Woods Museum, Beijing, China
“I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration,” Qiao Space & Tank Shanghai Project Space, Shanghai, China
“Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition,” Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA
“Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation,” New York, USA
“All happens after sunset,” Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
“Art Nova 100,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Time Dividuals,” Screenroom, Beijing, China
2016
“Art Utopia,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Nature Unbound,” Yale University, New Haven, USA
“Art Nova 100,” National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
“Fantastic Art China—International Creative Festival,” Javits Convention Center, New York, USA
2015
“Tree of Life,” Arts First Festival, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
“Narrative Ballade,” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2014
“Art Exhibitions,” Yale University Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, USA
“Photo Exhibition,” Yale University, New Haven, USA
2013
“The Process—Thinking and Observation,” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
“Post-Nuclear Exhibition,” Yale University, New Haven, USA

Awards
2019    
Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List
2018
Generation T 2018 List of 100 Winners, Tatler (China)
2017
Distinction in Art, Yale University, New Haven, USA
2016
First Place, Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation, New York, USA
Interdisciplinary Arts Awards, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University, New Haven, USA
2015
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Artist Talks & Forums
2019
   
UBS LEADS Program Art Panel, Beijing, China
2018
“Science and Humanity,” Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
“The 6th Guangzhou Triennial—As We May Think: Feedforward,” Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
“Talk on Neuroscience and Art,” Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Real, Virtual and Alternative Futures,” He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2017
“M Measures,” M Woods Museum, Beijing, China


刘娃,1994年生,2017年毕业于耶鲁大学,获得人类学与艺术双专业本科学位,现工作生活于北京与纽约。她通过装置、影像与绘画等媒介,从个体经历出发,探讨人对外界感知的主观性与局限性。她的作品采用脑科学等技术手段,来构建沉浸式的互动场域,并依据观众实时的情绪和精神状态,改变作品的视觉形态及效果。她跨学科的艺术实践试图在当今的科技时代中,重新讨论自我意识与自由意志等人文课题,并探索精神性与物质性的相互联系。刘娃的作品展览及收藏于多个国家的画廊与美术馆,并于2019年入选“福布斯亚洲 30 Under 30”榜单。

刘娃
1994年生于北京
现工作生活于北京与纽约

教育背景
2013-2017
耶鲁大学,人类学与艺术双专业学士学位,美国纽黑文

个展及项目
2018
“Glimpse: a passing look”,Sabsay Gallery,丹麦哥本哈根
2017
“Still”,Arts First Festival,哈佛大学,美国剑桥
2015
“Tree of Life(行为表演)”,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文

群展
2019
“保时捷中国青年艺术家双年评选 2018–2019”,北京展览馆,中国北京
“变量与供养”,没顶画廊,中国上海
“准自然”,现代汽车艺术中心,中国北京
“怒放”,今日美术馆,中国北京
2018
“第六届广州三年展——诚如所思:加速的未来”,广东美术馆,中国广州
“After Sunset”, Galerie Liusa Wang,法国巴黎
“真实的人生”,马丁戈雅生意,中国杭州
2017
“锡人的心脏”,木木美术馆,中国北京
“全球定位”,乔空间与上海西岸油罐艺术中心,中国上海
“本科生毕业展”,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
“Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation”,美国纽约
“在日落后发生”,上海当代艺术馆艺术亭台,中国上海
“青年艺术100”,今日美术馆,中国北京
“时间粉末”,屏幕间,中国北京
2016
“艺术理想国”,尤伦斯当代艺术中心,中国北京
“Nature Unbound”,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
“青年艺术100”,全国农业展览馆,中国北京
“艺术中国汇”,贾维茨会展中心,美国纽约
2015
“Tree of Life(行为表演)”,Arts First Festival,哈佛大学,美国剑桥
“叙事曲”,清华大学美术学院,中国北京
2014
“Art Exhibition”,耶鲁大学美术馆,美国纽黑文
“Photo Exhibition”,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
2013
“过程——观看中的思考”,清华大学美术学院,中国北京
“Post-Nuclear Exhibition”,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文


获奖
2019    
福布斯亚洲榜单 30 Under 30
2018
Gen. T 100 新锐青年,尚流Tatler,中国
2017
艺术专业特殊毕业荣誉,耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
2016
一等奖,“Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation”,美国纽约
Interdisciplinary Arts Awards, 耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
Creative and Performing Arts Award, 耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文
2015
Creative and Performing Arts Award, 耶鲁大学,美国纽黑文


讲座及论坛
2019
   
瑞银集团 LEADS Program 艺术论坛,中国北京
2018
“人类行为唯一性的科学与人文交叉论坛”,中国科学院上海生命科学研究院,中国上海
“第六届广州三年展——诚如所思:加速的未来”,中央美术学院,中国北京
“Talk on Neuroscience and Art”,Sabsay Gallery,丹麦哥本哈根
“现实,虚拟与替代性未来”,何香凝美术馆,中国深圳
2017
“M Measures”,木木美术馆,中国北京