Ani Liu

Lecturer in Architecture

Ani Liu is a research-based artist and speculative designer working at the intersection of art and science.  Her work examines the reciprocal relationships between science, technology and their influence on culture and identity. In the search to link scientific innovation with emotional tangibility, her work spans techniques including robotics, prosthetics, perfumes, augmented reality, and synthetic biology.

Her work has been presented internationally, and has been featured on National Geographic, VICE, Mashable, Gizmodo, TED, FOX, and WIRED.  She’s exhibited at Ars Electronica, Queens Museum Biennial, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Asian Art Museum, MIT Museum, Mana Contemporary, and Shenzhen Design Society.  She is the winner of the Biological Art & Design Award (2017) and the S&R Washington Prize (2018). She has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is on critique panels at Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UNC Charlotte, Pratt, and Parsons. At MIT, she is on the committee of Art Scholars.

Ani has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Science from MIT Media Lab. Her studio is based in New York City.