Xinyu Liu (born 1996, Hangzhou, China) is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Eugene, Oregon. He is interested in the social function of urban landscape and visibility of architecture’s power implications. His work also concerns the conflicts between personal memories and overarching narratives of history. In his practice, Xinyu reconstructs a psychological landscape that transforms historically traumatic sites into narrative memories as a condition of retaining the past. Through that process, he does not only find his own echoes within the infrastructure of modernity, but also redraws attention to interconnected structure underneath the facade of democracy.
He is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Oregon, recipient of Nature Art Post-85s Young Photographers Foundation Award. In the past year, his works has been shown in gallery in Portland, Athens, Eugene and Shanghai.