About Experimental Relationship Vol. 1.1Experimental Relationship Vol. 1.1 is an ongoing long-term project the artist started back in 2007. In her images, Liao stages situations and poses with her boyfriend Moro in order to explore the influence of cultural factors in a romantic relationship. Often, we see Liao in a dominant role while her partner appears submissive. Often, the situations appear sexual while other times they are more playful or surreal. This project is an exploration of how 'standardised' heteronormative is and how we can break the structures we have learnt through gender roles and romantic expectations. Experimental Relationship Vol. 1.1 is a still developing project full of intelligence and humour, as well as an inherent defiance of traditional roles and the ambition to explore them further and perhaps, deconstruct them.
About Pixy Liao
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao is an artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Liao has participated in exhibitions and performances internationally, including the Fotografiska (New York), Rencontres d’Arles in Arles (France); Asia Society (Houston); National Gallery of Australia (Sydney); the Museum of Sex (New York), etc.
She is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship in photography, Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, En Foco's New Works Fellowship, and LensCulture Exposure Awards, etc. She has done artist residencies at Light Work, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Center for Photography at Woodstock, University of Arts London, School of Visual Arts, Pioneer Works, and Camera Club of New York. Liao holds an MFA in photography from the University of Memphis.
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