Artist Portrait by Walter Wlodarczyk

Announcement, Residency

AAA-A Artist-in-Residence Spring 2024

March 1, 2024 – June 1, 2024
Asia Art Archive in America

23 Cranberry St. Brooklyn, NY

Asia Art Archive in America is proud to announce artist Jen Liu as our Spring 2024 Artist-in-Residence. During her three-month residency, Liu will engage in the research, development, and/or execution of a new creative work responding to AAA-A’s digital and physical archive and collection. The program will culminate in a public presentation to share the findings and results of the artist’s research.

This nomination-based residency program aims to catalyze new ideas through invited artists and their engagement with the collections we hold. Throughout their sessions, each artist has access to the collection and the opportunity to research the wide range of materials available in our reading room. The collection comprises over 5,000 titles about contemporary art from and of Asia and includes access to the over 82,000 digitized records of primary source material in AAAinA’s research collection. The available collections span a range of monographs, exhibition catalogs, reference books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials, in addition to digitized photographs, letters, and other ephemera. The goals of this residency is to offer a place for research and reflection while fostering collaborative exchanges with our community through individualized introductions and public programming.

Jen Liu is a New York-based visual artist working in video, painting, performance, and sculpture, on diasporic Asian identities, postcolonial economies, techno-biopolitics, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts. In her most recent work, she’s used genetic engineering and dark encryption to reframe firsthand accounts of electronics workers, and created semi-speculative scripts combining corporate brochures and industrial manuals with firsthand accounts of industrial workers and incarcerated labor activists in Asia.  Liu is a recipient of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commission, Creative Capital Grant, LACMA Art + Technology Lab, Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video, and the Cornell Tech \Art Award, among others. She has presented work at MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, Sculpture Center, Kunsthaus Zurich, Kunsthalle Wien, MUSAC Leon, KW Berlin, multiple Berlinale exhibitions at AdK, Royal Academy and ICA in London, and was included in the 2015 Shanghai Biennial, 2019 Singapore Biennial, 2023 Future of Today Biennial (Beijing), and the 2023 Taipei Biennial. She has also received multiple grants and residencies, including Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Para Site, Hong Kong; Pioneer Works and LMCC in New York; and de ateliers, Amsterdam, NL.

AAA-A Artist-in-Residence program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.