Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Ani Liu in lab

Ani Liu

Professor of Practice

Ani Liu is an internationally exhibiting research-based artist working at the intersection of art and science. Her work examines the reciprocal relationships between science, technology and their influence on human subjectivity, culture, and identity. Reoccurring themes in her work include gender politics, biopolitics, labor, simulation and sexuality.

Ani's work has been exhibited internationally, at the Venice Biennale (Architecture Biennale 2021), Ars Electronica, the Queens Museum Biennial, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Asian Art Museum, MIT Museum, MIT Media Lab, Mana Contemporary, Harvard University, and Shenzhen Design Society. She’s been featured on National Geographic, VICE, Mashable, Gizmodo, TED, Core77, PBS, PCMag, FOX and WIRED.  

She is the winner of the Princeton Arts Fellowship (2019-2021), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship (2020), the Virginia Groot Foundation Fellowship (2020), the S&R Washington Prize (2018), the YouFab Global Creative Awards (1st place, 2018), the Biological Art & Design Award (2017).  Ani has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Science from MIT Media Lab. 

She is passionate about integrating multidisciplinary approaches to art making. She has previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Princeton University, Columbia University, and is on critique panels at Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UNC Charlotte, Pratt, Parsons.

Ani continually seeks to discover the unexpected, through playful experimentation, intuition, and speculative storytelling.  Her studio is based in New York City. 

  • A Search for Ghosts in the Meat Machine

  • A Search for Ghosts in the Meat Machine detail 1

  • Real Virtual Feelings

  • Mind in the Machine Psyche in the Age of Mechanical Production detail

  • Mind Controlled Spermatozoa (film still from performance)

  • Kisses from the Future

  • AI Toys

  • Selfie Angle