Annette An-Jen Liu

Annette 劉安蓁 is a Taiwanese arts writer and curator working between Taipei and New York City. Her practice is informed by her studies in photography and  anthropology in Australia. She is a 2023 recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant and manages projects at Cai Studio.

You are close be-side me

Exhibition at PhotoAccess, Canberra, Australia, showcasing a series of large-scale screen prints of a funeral documentation by two sisters. The collaborative work encapsulated a shared experience of witnessing and documenting grief simultaneously through two different perspectives, access, and means.

︎︎︎ curatorial essay

Selected Press ︎︎︎

Canberra Critics Circle: Review by Brian Pope

6/28/2023 – 8/11/2023

芃 : How lush the world is, 
how full of things that don’t belong to me—

Curated the inaugural exhibition at Yang Arts, Taipei and hosted a Salon Talk with Yi-Ting Chung and Shan-Chu Yang.

Artists include: Mika Ninagawa, Nobuyoshi Araki, Daisuke Yokota, Shiho Yoshida, Rika Noguchi, Ken Kitano, Thomas Struth and others. 

Selected Press ︎︎︎

1% Style : 《專訪》從獨立策展人劉安蓁的策展思維,逛一場最靠近作品的展覽

La Vie:台北 「YANG ARTS」 藝術空間新開幕!首展《芃》精選蜷川実花、荒木經惟等15位國際藝術家攝影作品

MOT Times 明日誌台北全新藝術空間 YANG ARTS!首展匯集蜷川実花、荒木經惟、奈良美智等15位藝術家日常攝影

Art Emperor 非池中:YANG ARTS洋藝術空間首展《芃》-從日本當代攝影,引入品味、趨勢與觀點

10/15/2022 – 12/15/2022

Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear

Major retrospective of German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans, at MoMA in New York City.

Contributed research for the exhibition catalog and reader. Worked with Senior Curator Roxana Marcoci, former Curatorial Assistant Phil Taylor, and MRC Fellow Andrew Vielkind.

09/12/2022 – 01/01/2023

Ceramics on film

A digital film accompaniment to the touring exhibition Drawn by stones, presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney, Australia.

︎︎︎ curatorial essay


What I know to be true, and
other encounters

An online photography group exhibition at PhotoAccess 
showcasing the works of Aaron Turner, Athena Torri, Aishah Kenton, and Jhen-Ying Lin.

︎︎︎ curatorial essay


Drawn by stones

A touring exhibition curated with Bridie Moran and Jody Rallah. Presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney, Australia. 

Participating artists include Dean Cross, Ray Chan, Wen-Hsi Harman, Penny Evans, Ruth Ju-shih Li and Jody Rallah. 

08/27/2021 – 11/06/2022


PhotoAccess’s annual emerging artists exhibition in Canberra, Australia. VIEW2020 showcased the work of  16 photo-media artists.

Curated with former Director Kirsten Wehner and Engagement Officer Wouter Van de Voorde. 

01/30/2020 – 02/29/2020


A group exhibition at Tributary Projects in Canberra, Australia, showcasing the works of Jiehao Su, Jess Bradford, Poyen Wang, Lani Shea-An, and Stephanie Winarto.

Roomsheet (design by Winarto)

The exhibition was supported by Tributary Project’s 2019 EASS Exhibition Award. 
12/11/2019 – 12/22/2019

︎︎︎ Older projects
攝影之聲 Voices of Photography

Jun Ahn cover interview (中文專訪, Issue 35, October 2023)

Shannon Taggart cover interview (中文專訪, Issue 33, January 2023)

MOLD Magazine

Trailing the Giant African Land Snail,  April 26, 2024

“In The Weeds: Art Collective  雜草稍慢WEED DAY on Shaping Spaces for Ecological Education,” March 3, 2023

“A Dessert Shop Takeover Traces Taiwan’s History with Flour” November 21, 2022

Testudo Editorial

“Poyen Wang on Filmmaking, World-Building, and Endearing Insanity“, January 17, 2023

“Eyes on Iran: Art as a Conduit for Activism”,  December 13, 2022

“Exploring Magical Realism with Nathaniel Oliver”,  October 11, 2022

“6 Photography Exhibitions in New York City to See this Fall”, September 5, 2022 

“Creation, Collaboration, & Resilience: Interview with Yo-Yo Lin”, August 13, 2022


“Object Lessons: Kamaro’an feature” (Dec 2022/Jan 2023 Issue)

Ocula Magazine

Xu Jiong’s Internal Landscapes, September 21, 2022

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

“Ceramics on film”, curatorial essay, July 20, 2022

4A Papers 

“Defining Taiwanese Identity: Constructing Narratives Through the Institution and Within Artistic Practice”, October 5, 2021 (Issue 10)

Musée Magazine

“David Goldblatt's Johannesburg”, September 8, 2020 (web only)

“Family Consumption”, interview with Zhang Huan, Issue 24, November 2020

“The Freedom of Ambiguity”, interview with Tracey Moffat, Issue 24, November 2020


“Landscapes of the Mind: Lan Nguyen-Hoan's Worldbuilding", June 29, 2022

“Rinaldo Hartanto's 'Mythopoeia': The Power Of Collective Anger”, May 20, 2020

Runway Journal

“plenty serious TALK TALK: on fusion and negotiating identities”, December 2019


“New Landmarks Installation Is an Ode to Evolutionary Science”, November 2, 2020

Art Basel Stories

Sci-fi sculptures and cheeky paintings: discover 8 young artists at Art Basel, May 22, 2024

Seven unmissable public art projects happening in New York City in May, February 29, 2024

Seven must-see gallery shows in Taipei, November 16, 2023

MOMENTUM 12: Together as to gather
, 12th Nordic Biennale of Contemporary Art

Beyond Converging Taiwan’s Colonial History in a Paper House, co-written with Shih Ya Tien, June 10, 2023


Review: The Wild Eighties—Dawn of a Transdisciplinary Taiwan Issue 132, March 1, 2023

Contextualizing “The Wild Eighties” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, December 22, 2022

“Review: Walking the Crack”, Issue 131, November 1, 2022  

“Paving ‘The Way Forward’”, October 7, 2022 (web only)

"Wei-Chieh Kung and Lydia Ya Chu Chang’s Blue House", July 20, 2022 (web only)

Art Monthly Australasia

“An intimate togetherness: Angela Goh and Su Yu Hsin’s ‘Paeonia Drive’”, September 21, 2022 (web only)

"States of rapture: Albert Yonathan Setyawan’s ‘Speaking in Tongues", June 23, 2022 (web only)

“‘Still working themselves out': Taiwanese photographs from the 1970s and 1980s”, Spring 2021 (Issue 329)

"Constructing a national narrative: The National Centre of Photography and Images in Taipei", June 8, 2021 (web only)

“Insta-tutional Critique”, Summer 2020-21 (Issue 326)

“Moving together: the practices and activism of Amrita Hepi and Bhenji Ra”, (Issue 325), 2020

“Compelling and urgent: Artist initiatives in a New York under crisis”, June 23, 2020 (web only)

Magnum Photos

“Photographing Australia’s Black Summer”,  May 7, 2021 

White Rabbit Blog, for the White Rabbit Collection

“Ouyang Chun: Archeological Details of ‘Volcanic Ash’”, January 2020

“Jiang Pengyi: Unpredictable Processes in ‘Foresight’”, January 2020 

“Tang Nannan: Casting Waves into Mountains”, July 2019

PhotoAccess exhibition catalogue essays

“What I know to be true, and other encounters”,  December 16, 2021

“Navigating through photography: a portrait”, Eunie Kim exhibition A Surface Appearance, November 2, 2021

“Collaging Anxiety”, Jacinta Giles exhibition Aberration, July 26, 2020

Neptune Archive

Bitter Melon 苦瓜 Poetry