Big Pond

Liu Cheng Hua

B. 1985, Perak, Malaysia, 1st Malaysian participated at ”Art Monaco’14” Grimaldi Forum, Monte-Carlo, Monaco (2014), 1st Malaysian exhibited at ”MOYA Annuale 2013 –Young Art Global”, MOYA – Museum of Young Art in Vienna, Austria (2013), Finalist in Oita Asian Sculpture Competition, Japan (2012). Besides, Liu also the 1st Malaysian invited to the 4th East Java (JATIM) Biennale in Surabaya, Indonesia (2011) and Malaysian delegate to the ”ASEAN Art Management Series in The Creative Industries” in Manila, Philippines (2010) and Malaysian delegate to ASEAN Youth Camp Singapore (2013). He received his Bachelor of Art Education (Hons) and Master of  Education (Arts) from the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). Liu won eight (8) awards in national level and five (5) special achievement in international level. His artwork collected by National Visual Arts Gallery, Malaysia, Museum of Young Art MOYA, Austria,  Galeri Seni Johor, Malaysia, Budi Penyayang Foundation, Malaysia and private.

Known for his experimental and exploration on UV lights and electronic materials, he has created multi-diciplines form of visual art. Meanwhile, the research-based on cultural context and comparison issues has been contributing towards the contemporary art scene in Malaysia. Liu believes, through art can conscience and interpret social comment and critique further to create awareness and benefits for the society and country. Liu’s first solo exhibition La(Root) at G13 Gallery, explores and highlights the contribution made by Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee as well as Ngah Ibrahim and prominent figures from the Indian community of Taiping, resulting in many landmarks achieved since 1860s and the continuity until present.

Liu had tought in Faculty of Fine Arts, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage ASWARA as a Partime Lecturer from 2012-2013. After he turn became full time artist within a year, he had joint Malaysian Institute of Art MIA as Lecturer in Foundation Studies Department.