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Sunnie Liu is an interdisciplinary artist, narrative strategist, and community organizer based between Houston and New York City.
 
Sunnie's artistic practice mobilizes installation, video, sculpture, performance, social practice, new media, writing, curation, and collaboration as interfaces for diasporic biomythography, critical fabulation, and liberation evangelism. 

Sunnie is half of artist collective Parallax with Malaika Temba and co-edits Divine zine.

Sunnie is a co-founder of Xin Sheng Project, a transnational digital organizing cooperative for and by the Chinese diaspora to fight mis- and disinformation. Sunnie also organizes against the displacement of Manhattan's Chinatown.
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Sunnie holds degrees in Art and History from Yale University, where Sunnie was the Co-Head of the Asian American Cultural Center.

More importantly, Sunnie's work is rooted in lived experiences and community work. Born in rural China but raised in Houston, Sunnie is a proud immigrant and child of Chinatown workers.

By day, Sunnie works at Asian American Futures, building narrative power towards racial justice for future AAPI generations.

Previously, Sunnie has fought for labor rights with Justice is Global and Mobilization for Justice, healthcare access with UC Law SF's Center for Innovation and the movement to expand Medicaid across the South, and equitable housing with DesegregateCT.
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Selected Exhibitions
  • Devoted, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Asian American Arts Alliance - New York, NY, 2024
  • Abolition House, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts - New York, NY, 2023
  • Endnotes, Green Hall Gallery - New Haven, CT, 2022
  • About Love, POV on PBS - Brooklyn, NY, 2021
  • Origins of the Self, Contemporary Arts Museum - Houston, TX, 2017
Selected Awards & Commendations
  • Chautauqua Institution, Artist-in-Residence, 2024
  • MoCADA & A4, Bandung Residency, 2023
  • Foundation House, Artist-in-Residence, 2023
  • People's Action, Justice is Global Fellow, 2022
  • Lohnman & Van Sinderen Design Prizes, First Place, 2021
  • Yale School of Art, Ethel Child Walker Prize, 2022
  • Yale Norfolk School of Art, Artist-in-Residence, 2021
  • Yale Law School, Arthur Liman Fellow, 2021

Photos: Ji Ou

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