An Te Liu is Associate Professor in the Master of Architecture Program at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. He holds an Honors BA in Art History and Renaissance Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. After working in the studio of Frank Gehry Associates and as a project designer in firms in Paris and Los Angeles, he was co-founder and design principal of the multi-disciplinary practicesHedgeandSpace International, both based in Los Angeles.
Since 1999, he has been engaged in sculpture and installation work which explores issues of function, occupation and cultural coding in the domestic and urban realms. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Rotterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Seoul and Toronto. Liu has been the recipient of numerous research and creation grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. In 2007-8 he was the recipient of the International Artist Residency in Berlin awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in 2007 he received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. Liu's work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. It has been published inMetropolis, Frame, Praxis, Thresholds, Azure, Art Papers, Surface, Canadian Art, Art In America, BE, Canadian Architectandthe Journal of Architectural Education.The monographic catalog,An Te Liu : Matter, was published by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2009.
An Te Liu's recent exhibitions include: Fremtidens arkitektur er grøn!(Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark), Transclimatic (Customs House, Sydney, Australia), Two Into One (Christies Amsterdam), Mouth of Lenin (Exhibition 211, New York), Two Caulk Studies (NEXT space and MKG127 at the Toronto International Art Fair), The Leona Drive Project (Willowdale, site specific) and Pook X Pookie (SCI ARC Gallery, Los Angeles). Liu also won an invited competition for a public art project for SWN Neuss in Dusseldorf, Germany and completed a commissioned piece for the Jackman Kuwabara residence in Toronto. Recent publications of his work include: Yilmaz Dziewior & Angelika Nollert, Reading the City: ev+ a 2009 Exhibition of Visual Art (Gandon Editions, Ireland, exh. cat.), 'Clouds', Fremtidens arkitektur er grøn! (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, exh. cat.), Mason White, ‘99.7 Per Cent Pure’, A.D.: Energies - New Material Boundaries (Wiley Press, London), Rodolphe El Khoury, 'Air Apparent', DAMn 21 (Brussels Belgium), Thomas Kertin, ''Imaginer des Objets Anges-gardiens',Cahiers d'Inspirations no. 15(SAFI, Paris), and David Glissen, Subnature (Princeton Architectural Press). His catalog, Matter, was reviewed in the fall issue of Canadian Art. Title Deed, Liu's project for Leona Drive, was featured in articles in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, EYE, NOW, Spacing and Canadian Art,including an interview with editor Richard Rhodes. He was an invited panelist in The Rotterdam Dialogues: The Artists (Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam) and contributed a project in progress for 'When you Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out' (PS1 New York).
Image: Fantasia in 24 Gauge (Op.1) 2011, sheet metal, brass, mirrored acrylic, glass