Andrea Jung-An Liu
Andrea Jung-An Liu (2018) studies Modern East Asian Art, with a focus on the artistic productions across the Japanese Empire. She takes a special interest in tracing the trans-national and trans-medial history of Japanese modern art while interrogating the formation of art historiography and art criticism in the first half of the twentieth century. She is also interested in critical and postcolonial theory, the politics of display, and the relationship between war, propaganda and art. Before moving to Berkeley for her PhD studies, she interned at MoMA in NYC and worked for the Museums Association in Taiwan. She received her Mst. in art history and visual culture from the University of Oxford, where she wrote her Mst. thesis on the art of Foujita Tsuguharu to discuss the limits of self-orientalization and the historical construction of the East-West binary which in many ways contested with the promise of universalism in the dominant discourse of modern art.