An Te Liu is Professor in the Master of Architecture Program at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. He holds an Honors BA in Art History and Renaissance Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. After working in the studio of Frank Gehry Associates and as a project designer in firms in Paris and Los Angeles, he was co-founder and design principal of the multi-disciplinary practices Hedge and Space International, both based in Los Angeles.
Since 1999, he has been engaged in sculpture and installation work which explores issues of function, occupation and cultural coding in the domestic and urban realms. Liu's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, EV+A Ireland, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Liu has been artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, which published the monograph, An Te Liu : Matter in 2009. More recently, the catalog An Te Liu : MONO NO MA was published by the Gardiner Museum in conjunction with his solo exhibition there.
Liu has been the recipient of numerous research and creation grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. In 2007-8 he was the recipient of the International Artist Residency in Berlin awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in 2007 he received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. Liu's work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Canada. It has been published in Metropolis, Frame, Praxis, Thresholds, Azure, Art Papers, Surface, Canadian Art, Art In America, BE, Canadian Architect and the Journal of Architectural Education. The monographic catalog, An Te Liu : Matter, was published by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2009. More recently, the catalog An Te Liu : MONO NO MA was published by the Gardiner Museum in conjunction with his solo exhibition there. Upcoming exhibitions include the Kunsthalle Vienna, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Art Labor Gallery in Shanghai, and the 2014 Biennial of the National Gallery of Canada.