Sidian Liu is an image-based artist, translator, and home builder. Her practice reacts to the sense of displacement utilizing images, text, performance, installation, and socially-engaged methods. Through her work, she focuses on the participation and interaction of the public, facilitating intimacy from a distance while establishing a space to feel belonged through an exchange of trust and respect.
Sidian Liu was born in 1997 in Foshan, China. She obtained her BA in English at Shanghai International Studies University in 2019, and her MFA in Photography at Parsons, The New School in 2023.
Sidian is the recipient of the Snider Prize (MoCP, US, 2023), Top 10 of 9th Annual Photography Rankings in China (Photography Museum of Lishui, China, 2022), "Kunpeng Award'' of China Young Photographer Promotion Plan (the 21st Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, 2021), the top prize of First Female Photographer Competition by Miroir Project (China, 2021), and the top prize of Banshan Photography Award (Japan, 2020), etc. Her works have been shown in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Lishui, and New York City, etc.
Her translation works have been published on LEAP. She has also translated for Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, International Award for Art Criticism, and various art institutions, including Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Wu Space, and Aranya Art Center, etc.