Wednesday, July 7, 5:30 pm (CET)
What impact does scientific research have on culture and society? What role does the artist’s perspective play in questioning what is possible and envisioning the future? When innovating in this technologically mediated age, what kind of human beings do we want to become? Artist Ani Liu will give a talk about her works touching on the themes of posthumanism, feminism, technoscience, simulation and sexuality.
Ani Liu is an internationally exhibiting research-based artist working at the intersection of art & science.
Her work examines the reciprocal relationships between science, technology and their influence on human subjectivity, culture, and identity.
Reoccurring themes in her work include gender politics, biopolitics, labor, simulation and sexuality.
Ani’s work has been exhibited internationally, at the Venice Biennale (Architecture Biennale 2021), Ars Electronica, the Queens Museum Biennial, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Asian Art Museum, MIT Museum, MIT Media Lab, Mana Contemporary, Harvard University, and Shenzhen Design Society. She’s been featured on National Geographic, VICE, Mashable, Gizmodo, TED, Core77, PBS, PCMag, FOX and WIRED.
She is the winner of the Princeton Arts Fellowship (2019-2021), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship (2020), the Virginia Groot Foundation Fellowship (2020), the S&R Washington Prize (2018), the YouFab Global Creative Awards (1st place, 2018), the Biological Art & Design Award (2017). Ani has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Science from MIT Media Lab.
She is passionate about integrating multidisciplinary approaches to art making, and is currently teaching at Columbia University. She has previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Princeton University, and is on critique panels at Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UNC Charlotte, Pratt, Parsons.
Ani continually seeks to discover the unexpected, through playful experimentation, intuition, and speculative storytelling. Her studio is based in New York City.