Simon Liu

Simon Liu is a film artist whose work centers on building a lyrical catalogue of the rapidly evolving inner and outer landscapes of his place of origin in Hong Kong through alternative documentary forms, abstract diary films, multi-channel video installations and 16mm projection performances. The films act as a storage mechanism which offer potential re-examinations of the city’s history and Liu’s shifting notions of selfhood as a person of Chinese/English decent, who was born in a former British colony. Liu’s work has been presented at festivals and institutions globally including New York Film Festival: Projections, International Film Festival Rotterdam: Tiger Short Competition, Toronto International Film Festival: Wavelengths, Sundance Film Festival, New Directors / New Films at MoMA & Film at Lincoln Center, British Film Institute, M+ Museum, and “Dreamlands: Expanded” with the Whitney Museum & Microscope Gallery. The Museum of Modern Art in New York will host an upcoming solo-presentation of Liu’s moving image work as part of their ongoing Modern Mondays series. Liu is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, a teacher at the Cooper Union School of Art, and a member Negativeland; an artist-run film lab in Brooklyn. Liu is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Staffordshire Hoard.