Teller of tales.
Artist. Writer. Performer.
Liana Nanang is a multidisciplinary storyteller with Black-Bermudian, Iban-Malaysian and British parentage.
Liana’s work as a writer, sculptor, painter, and performer navigates race, nationality, trauma, resilience, spirituality, colonialism and what it means to be a neurodivergent, Black Indigenous Woman of Colour in a world that demands her assimilation and silence.
Her artwork has been exhibited in the Charman Prize at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (2019, 2021), where she won Best Use of Materials (2021) and in the 2022 Bermuda National Gallery Biennial.
Liana’s book Menoa: Ancestral Healing for Trauma, Addiction and Fractured Minds will be published internationally in August 2023. She won Best Columnist in the 2017 Best of Bermuda Awards for her articles examining culture, race and politics and her mental health-focused blog The Year of Celebration. As a mental health advocate, Liana has been interviewed by BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, and for Politica’s Facing Mental Health series. She is also the author of The Little Cottage, a Bermuda-based illustrated children’s book.
Liana obtained her law degree from University College, London. After being admitted as an attorney to the New York Bar, she studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and T. Schreiber Studio.
She is the founder and CEO of Unstoried, which produces films and books that educate, entertain and empower People of the Global Majority.
Photo by Nicola Muirhead