Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Online Artist Talk: Pixy Liao

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 1 – 3 PM

Join us for the online artist talk by Brooklyn-based artist Pixy Liao via Zoom on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 3 PM PST, in conjunction with her current online exhibition at Centre A, Experimental Relationship (for your eyes only, or maybe mine, too)!

In this talk, Pixy Liao will discuss her practice and inspirations, in connection with her exhibition at Centre A, which stems from her ongoing exploration of the dynamic of a romantic relationship. Following the talk, there will be a Q & A session moderated by Henry Heng Lu, Curator at Centre A.

This event is presented in partnership with the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University.

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The online exhibition is available for viewing via this link:

Pixy Liao is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York who works with various mediums, including photography, installation, and performance. Liao is known for her staged photography, where she poses with her boyfriend-turned-muse, Moro. Her works challenge traditional gender roles within heterosexual relationships, humorously revealing a multitude of ways of being together. 

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, to name a few. She has partaken in 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 has participated in exhibitions and performances internationally, including the Rencontres d’Arles in Arles (France); Asia Society (Houston); National Gallery of Australia (Sydney); Chambers Fine Art Gallery (New York & Beijing); Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong); Stieglitz 19 Gallery (Belgium); Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool); the Museum of Sex (New York); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing); and He Xiangning Art Museum (China). She holds an MFA in photography from the University of Memphis.

Page image courtesy of the artist and Shen Wei.