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Beili Lius Art, Refugee Policy, Human Rights

A discussion of the intersections between art, refugee policy, and human rights with distinguished artist and professor, Beili Liu.


Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material and process-driven, site-responsive installations. Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives. Liu’s work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe, and across the United States. She has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center; Hua Gallery, London, UK; and the Chinese Culture Foundation in San Francisco. Liu has been awarded the 2016 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, and named the 2018 Texas State Artist in 3D medium by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Liu’s work has received support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant (Women and Their Work, 2013) and the National Endowment for the Arts (Museum of Southeast Texas, 2014).

Born in Jilin, China, Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her MFA from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently a Professor of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Information Courtesy of the Crow Museum of Asian Art

Hosted by the School of Arts & Humanities, School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, the Center for Asian Studies and the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

Thursday, March 12 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Engineering and Computer Science South (ECSS), ECSS 2.102
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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Arts & Performances, Lectures & Workshops, Meetings & Conferences


Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Career and Professional Development

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