Jen Liu is a visual artist working in video, painting, biomaterial, sculpture, and performance, on topics of national identity, labor economy, and the reinterpretation of archival artifacts. Race and gender anxieties are revealed in seemingly neutral academic and industrial texts, while images, props, costumes, and animation take tropes to their extreme.
Liu has presented work at The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, and Issue Project Room in New York; Royal Academy and ICA in London; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle Wien; Aspen Museum of Art; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the 2014 Shanghai Biennale; and the 2018 Berlinale Forum Expanded Edition, among others. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video, and the NYFA/NYSCA Gregory Millard Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Media. She has received multiple grants and residencies including Sommerakademie, Bern; de ateliers, Amsterdam; Para Site, Hong Kong; the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York. She is a full-time video faculty at Bennington College.