LIU Yun Yi, born in Taichung, graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005. She took artist-in-residence in Berlin and Istanbul, and is currently working and living in Taipei and Germany. LIU was awarded the Next Art Tainan in 2015, and her works became part of the Art Bank Taiwan’s acquisitions. Through capturing, clipping and pasting with digital photography, she focuses on reconstructing abandonments with different horizontal vision and panoramic layout.
“The Vanishing Portraits” series unfolded when she was in Germany. Taking ruins as memories’ carriers as well as historical memorials, the photographic creations raise the space’s meaning and transform its value, reopening conversing possibilities between the ruins and the cities or the history, finding ways to the regeneration of the ruins.