Qingqing Liu is a Chinese artist now based in London. She graduated from Royal College of Art (Contemporary Art Practice, 2021) . Her works across moving image, performance, installation and text. She likes to play with and create surreal scenarios, that locate traditional oriental worldviews, in the space of neon sci-fi aesthetics. The animistic concern of definitional dynamic between the animate and inanimate is a constant theme in her practice. Through fantasizing about the tender sweetness and extreme cruelty of feminist environments, her work celebrates the joy of being born out of the darkness, and explores the transcendental material that gives illusion to everything; in both physical and virtual worlds.

Prizes & Awards

BloombergNew Contemporaries, Shortlist, 2022

Emerging Filmmakers Night, Fiction and Experimental Official Selection, 2021

Chicago Indie Film Awards, Best Experimental Nominee, 2021

London Indie Short Festival of 24Frames, Experimental Shorts Nominee, 2021

London Independent Film Awards, Best Experimental Short Student award, 2021

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement Award, 2021

Selected Exhibition & Performance & Screening


‘If Splash as Your Whistle’, Goldsmiths CCA Residency Space, London, 2023

‘Bodies, Gluttony, and Me’, Pictorum Gallery, London, 2023

‘Breaking Convention’, Exeter University, Exeter, 2023

‘Pipe Dreams’, Chisenhale Art Place, London, 2023

‘The Filthy Fox Auction Club’, Batsford Gallery, London, 2022

Embodied, Slash Arts, London, 2022

Play/Pause, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2022

HUNGER GAMES: under the tablecloth, Ugly Duck, Fringe Queer Film & Art Festival, London, 2022

The House That MUM Built, Svntos32b, London, 2022

In Hub x SBM, The Koppel Project, London, 2022

I Felt That, The Tub, London, 2022

Absent Traces, London Craft Week, Barge House, OXO Tower Wharf, London, 2022

The magnificences, The Amersham Arms, London, 2022

Riposte, The Cause, London, 2021

All The Guilty Things, Kiosk N1C, London, 2021

Contemporary Art Practice Graduate Exhibition, Cromwell Place, London, 2021

Royal College Of Art Degree Show, Royal College Of Art, London, 2021

Everything Forever, Royal College Of Art, London, 2021

The State of Art Symposium, London, 2021

Reynaysonce Fayre, London, 2021

SW11DOW, London, 2021

CAPbaret, associated with TBCTV, London, 2020

302_Redirect, Moving image works with ICA, London, 2020

Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2020

Oh Deer, Safe House, London, 2019


‘Proaction 02: Diverging Paths, New Creations’, Yuan Art Museum, Chongqing, 2022

The 4thChinaAcademic Experimental Art Education Documentary Exhibition, Taoxichuan Art Museum of The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Jingdezhen, 2022

Hungry Artists, Jingjiang Hotel, Shanghai, 2021

Extreme-Double Solo Exhibition, Enjoy Art Museum, Beijing, 2021

No Space Junk, Shanghai Museum/Gallery Stuff Biennale, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, 2021

Rabbit Hole, Shanghai Museum/Gallery Stuff Biennale, Arkila Art Centre, Shanghai, 2021

An Afterparty, Shanghai Museum/Gallery Stuff Biennale, SS Gallery, Shanghai, 2021

Talk & Panel

‘HUNGER GAMES: Under the Tablecloth’, Rich Mix, Fringe Queer Film & Art Festival, London, 2022


Soanyway Magazine, Volume 2 Issue Six, 6/2020