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Jasmine Liaw is an emerging interdisciplinary artist in contemporary dance performance, new media art, and experimental film. Bicoastal, she is based in so-called Toronto and Vancouver.

 

Her practice explores her complex contemporary views of Hakka diaspora, queerness, and environmental anxiety.

In 2020, she graduated with Distinction at the Conteur Academy in Toronto. She is a 2023 Chimerik 似不像 Artistic Associate. She is a team member of Dias:Stories - a Toronto-based Asian-centred research group, and a team member of Shoes Off Collective - an emerging artist community centred within the Asian Diaspora. Liaw is also a 2023 Emerging Digital Artist Award winner for her experimental film work, xīn nī 廖芯妮.

 

She recently completed a two-year artist-in-residence with F-O-R-M Recorded Movement Society’s Technology & Interaction Program. Recent presentations include The Asian Arts & Culture Trust with Holt Renfrew and Urbanspace Gallery, Trinity Square Video, Gallery 44, Northwest Film Forum, Charles Street Video, XINEMA, Vector Festival, Pleasure Dome, MPCAS/Grunt Gallery, Rumble Theatre, Frog in Hand, and more.

Various collaborations include adelheid dance projects, Arts Club, The Darlings, Public Visualization Lab, Renata Leitao/Cornell University, and Aeris Körper.

Her practice explores intersectional connections that branch dance and new media landscapes within her Hakka diaspora, queerness, and environmental anxiety. These themes are often entangled as one, aligning with the multiplicity and vulnerability she offers in her work. Through these intimate relationships between the body and the digital world, she seeks to unearth her mixed-race, queer identity with immersive and interactive technologies that challenge the communication of new media art. Liaw prioritizes research over outcome and is deeply interested in meaningful integrations of dance-technology. Reducing her carbon-footprint through the engagement with sustainable technologies and virtual art making is critical to Liaw's practice, as she prioritizes these acts of care within the gestures and movement explored in her body.

CV upon request



 

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