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LAST UPDATE : 2017.04.29 / EDITOR : installation
6 artworks / 8 exhibition

Ivan Liu ( Chinese name: 劉辰岫 ) is an artist, a scientist and an educator. He has a strong background in science, having obtained a PhD degree in Physics from the world-renowned Max-Planck Institute in Germany, and an undergraduate degree from Imperial College London. His art works seamlessly combine rich artistic and scientific concepts together.

In 2014, he completed a large-scale dynamical lighting projection Penrose’s Dream commissioned by Le Meridien Taipei in the lobby. In the same year, his joint works Light Farm, a public installation, won Distinction at the Taipei International Design Award, and the Unknown Land won the X-Site Landscape Installation Prize (the equivalent of MoMA PS1).

In 2014, Liu became interested in using new media and interactive technology in stage performances, and won a international residency program from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts to spend 3 months at iMAL, Center for Digital Culture and Technology, in Brussels. In collaboration with French dancer/choreographer Julie Magneville, he presented a digital art performance with dance at the end of the residency program.

His latest digital art performance production The Great Coupling, in which he is the director, the scriptwriter and the interaction designer, borrows the concept of coupling and nonlinear phenomena in physics. It is a collaboration with a dancer, a musician, a visual artist and a sound artist, which has been nominated for the 6th Digital Art Performance Award Taiwan, and awarded “Star of Cultural and Creative Industry” by the Ministry of Culture.

He is now based in Taipei, Taiwan.

birth year
1981
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2008
PhD Physics
Max-Planck Institute
2003
Bachelor and Master Physics
Imperial College London
career
2016
Present Position
Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao-Tung University Assistant Professor
2013
Present Position
Legacy Lab International Founder and Director
2013
Resigned
National Taiwan Normal University Assistant Professor (Part-time)
2013
Resigned
National Science Council Special Editor
2009
Resigned
Industrial Technology Research Institute / National Measurement Laboratory Researcher
2009
Resigned
Ministry of Economic Affairs Member of National Technical Standards Committee
2008
Resigned
Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany Post-doc
2007
Resigned
The National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France Visiting Researcher
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2016
Chateau de la Rose
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Between Universes: The Past is My Present to Your Future
iMAL , Brussels , Belgium
2014
Breathing in Sync
Project UAS , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
You in My Dream
Hua-Shan Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Put Your Hands Together!
Lih-Pao Cultural Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Smile
My Sweetie Pie Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Smile
Lih-Pao Cultural Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Light Farm
Songshan Cultral and Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Center for Digital Culture and Technology
Brussels , Belgium
2015
1st Prize
Star of Cultural and Creative Industry
Ministry of Culture
Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Nominated
The 6th Digital Art Performance Award
Taipei City Council and Digital Art Association
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Distinction
Taipei International Design Award
Taipei City Council
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
First Prize
X-Site Landscape Installation Project Open Call
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
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Throb
Using electro-mechanical devices, look I control the light, treat water and air, buy and turn these natural elements into artistic notions. The penetration of light, the light-guiding effect of water, and the lensing effect of air bubbles combined altogether to form this work piece. The air bubbles carry the light moving linearly with the water flow, wrapping around the throbbing light, seemingly rhythmically. However, upon a closer look, one finds its irregularity, giving the installation a ...
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The Past is My Present to Your Future
Love is a basic element of human relationship. It is what binds the family and, rx arguably, stuff the human society together. We often wonder how love comes about in our lives, and how it subsides. Filled with countless number of questions in mind, in the end we accept the reality regardless. Perhaps it is the inherent mystery of human consciousness that gives rise to the unsolvable origin of love and un-love. In this work, new media and technology artist Ivan C. H. Liu explores the n ...
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You in My Dream
t is a study of the relationship between consciousness and the world we live in. The origin of consciousness is still a mystery to the scientists today. We know the exact chemical compounds. We know the neurons fire electric signals. But what makes up our sense of being? What makes our emotions? What makes our creativity? I mean, troche physically. Despite the fact that we do not fully understand consciousness, pilule it is the foundation on top of which we come to understand our universe. An ...
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Smile
Smile is an universal language across cultures and continents. However, ambulance in this modern world where human beings depend highly on artificial objects, can it also be a common language between the two? This project explores the interaction between human and spatial objects like blocks and bricks that make up our living space. An installation that lives and thinks by an algorithm interacts to the presence of human being and smile, creating a pleasant ambience in the living space. ...
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