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, among which Devil’s Ivy won the “International Emmy Awards for Young Creatives” in 2020. She is also the winner of the 2018-2019 Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” and was selected for the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” and “Robb Report Best of the Best” artist honoree in 2019.

Recent solo projects include: “Late Night Savage”, Cc Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2021; “Moon Milk”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Moon Milk”, ART021, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Glimpse”, Asia Now, Paris, France, 2019; “Glimpse: A Passing Look”, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018; “Still”, Arts First Festival, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 2017; “Tree of Life”, performance, Yale University, New Haven, USA, 2015. Selected group exhibitions include: “Words at an Exhibition”, Busan Biennale 2020, Busan, Korea, 2020; “Immaterial/Re-material”, UCCA Beijing, Beijing, China, 2020; “Digital Dreams”, Emerson College, Boston, USA, 2020; “The New Reality”, Porsche Young Chinese Artists of the year 2018-2019, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Asia Digital Art Exhibition”, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2020; “Fortune Teller”, Wanying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China, 2020; “Loading……”, Art Power 100, Kuntaijiarui Center, Beijing, China, 2020; “The 2018-2019 Porsche ‘Young Chinese Artist of the Year’ Nominees Exhibition”, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing, China, 2019; “Enter”, Refshaleoen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2019; “The Variable and The Generating”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2019; “The 6th Guangzhou Triennial—As We May Think”, Feedforward, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2018; “After Sunset”, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France, 2018; “Heart of the Tin Man”, M Woods Museum, Beijing, China, 2017; “I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration”, Qiao Space & Tank Project Space, Shanghai, China, 2017; “Art Utopia”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2016; “Fantastic Art China”, Javits Convention Center, New York, USA, 2016.