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Wen-An Liu

MA work

The Shadow of Light

What has been captured is its shadow, but there is no certain shape of it.

The notion of self is empirically built and shaped by not only the past – what one has experienced – but also by what one remembers. Memories, and all the records of ‘that-has-been’, make the past into pathway, and let us transit freely to wherever we have been to. My research and practice centre on the subjects of memory, relationships and value, exploring how personal experiences attaches to our surroundings,  and how both reflect each other.

In my current work, I put myself into the flow of time and space, acting as a witness to retrieve and re-document a fragment of memory shared with my family of a specific place where we had connected together. By shifting between different perspectives, the vague image composed of a variety of contexts comes alive through carefully collected traces.

As an interdisciplinary maker, instead of inventing something new, I receive and make responses to who, where, what, when and everything echoing with me.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2018

  • Degrees

  • BA Arts and Design, National Hsinchu University of Education, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Whipped Up, Kunstraum, London, UK, 2018; ITAMI International Jewellery Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Crafts ‧ ITAMI, Japan, 2015; Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Result Exhibition, Gold Museum, New Taipei, Taiwan, 2015; New Traditional Jewellery ''CONFRONTATIONS'', Museum Arnhem, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2014; New Traditional Jewellery ''CONFRONTATIONS'', Sieraad Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2014
  • Awards

  • ITAMI International Jewellery Exhibition, Japan, Selected, 2015; Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition, Taiwan, The Finalist in Jewellery category, 2015; New Traditional Jewellery ''CONFRONTATIONS'', the Netherlands, Selected, 2014