Liu Wa (b. 1994, Beijing, China; lives and works in Beijing and New York) explores the subjectivity and limitation of human perception through interactive installation, moving image, and painting. 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 received her BA in Anthropology and Art from Yale University in 2017.