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Jasmine Liaw is a queer emerging Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist in dance performance, new media art, and experimental film. Bicoastal, she is based in so-called Toronto and Vancouver. Her practice explores complex contemporary views of her Hakka diaspora, queerness, and environmental anxiety. She is the Artistic Associate of Chimerik 似不像, working in interdisciplinary research and creation, and a member of Shoes Off Collective, an emerging artist community centred within the Asian Diaspora. In 2020, she graduated with Distinction at the Conteur Academy in Toronto, under the artistic direction of Eryn Waltman.

Her recent collaborations and presentations include the RT Collective Commission Film Program in partnership with Toronto Dance Theatre, in conjunction with Chimerik’s 似不像 project “Ritual Spective,” adelheid dance projects, Grunt Gallery, Frog in Hand’s touring Full Body Exhibit, Chimerik 似不像 & Theatre Passe Muraille: Digital Creators Lab, Gallery TPW’s The Parkettes Projects with Ronnie Clarke, Rumble Theatre, Dawson City International Film Festival, Florence Contemporary Art Gallery, and Quarantine Qapsule partnered with Emily Carr University Library, Lonely Artists Productions, and Myseum of Toronto. She is a 2022 Artworkx Toronto Spotlight Artist.

Jasmine is the first Artist-in-Residence of F-O-R-M Recorded Movement Society’s Technology and Interaction Program in partnership with Charles Street Video exploring her latest installation work, calling tidal.

Upcoming, Jasmine is choreographing a solo with Public Visualization Lab and Pivot Conference for their performance capture work, Making Sanctuary: a posthumanist micro-politics of getting lost in fluid times. She will also be presenting her work xīn nī 廖芯妮 with Asian Artist Culture Trust this Summer and plastic climbs at Gallery 44 Vitrines Gallery this Fall.

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