I had the pleasure to curator a week of Chinese photography on Lenscratch lately. I had an idea of running a website introducing emerging Chinese photographers in mainland China years ago, but eventually gave up for other things in my life. When Aline asked me to introduce some Chinese photographers on her famous website, I was very delighted. I introduced 5 emerging Chinese photographers. Each of those photographers I have been following for years and am still in love with their current work. They are from different genres, some are more documentary, some are more conceptual.

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Going-home.Stunned the passengers.2006

 

Wenjie Yang

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Zhang Jungang and Li Jie

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You Li

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Ren Hang

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I’m happy to announce my solo show “Let’s Make Love” at the Camera Club of New York as part of my darkroom residency there. This show includes images both from “Experimental Relationship” project as well as my most recent project “For Your Eyes Only”.

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Let’s Make Love

December 5 – December 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8pm

The Camera Club of New York 
The Arts Building
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, NY 10018-4212

Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm

NYFA Fellowship in Photography

November 5th, 2013

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Moro and I have been awarded New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography this year. Yes!

Solo Show at Kips Gallery Seoul

November 4th, 2013

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Fog, 2012, c-print

 

I’m happy to announce my first Asian solo show at Kips Gallery in Seoul. I will be showing two of my projects, “Experimental Relationship” and “Stills from Unseen Films”, as well as my book project “Pimo Dictionary”. Please join me for the opening if you are in Seoul this Wednesday.

Kips Gallery Seoul
The Second Story of Two Stories
Tues, Oct 29 – Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Opening: Wed, Nov 6, 6-7:30pm

 

3D Notion

September 4th, 2013

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I’m happy to announce that my 3D printed work will be shown at BHQFU this Saturday.

Opens September 7th, 7 – 9 pm
BHQFU
34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014
Open by appointment September 7 – 14.

Artists:

Ana Marva Fernandez, Ben Schumacher, Carlos Reyes, Daniele Frazer, David Lobser, Dhemerae Ford, Erol Gunduz, Haley Melin, Heather Dewey Hagborg, Jason Scott Rosen, Josh Kline, Joshua DeMonte, Lilia Ziamou, Micah Ganske, Sarah Awad, Shane Hope, Taylor Absher, Tom Burtonwood, Yijun Liao (Pixy)

3D Notion is the first New York-based show that confidently focuses on 3D printed art. The three-dimensional print reconsiders not only how objects are designed and executed, but allows numerous new techniques to explore the notion of product. The show considers ways in which artists may insinuate product within the broader uses of perpetually expanding technologies, ranging from do-it-yourself fabrication, to exacting reproduction and one-of-a kind innovation. Examining new modalities of production and technique allows the artist to appropriate and go beyond pre-existing technological expression while exploring the boundaries of a new territory.

Some of the work included in the show can be found online at sites like Thingiverse.com, while some of the work can be seen in gallery shows both in the United States, and abroad. Some work is downloadable on-line, while other work can be generated using specific online apps.

The notion of 3D technology regurgitates a modern history filled with promises of domestic utopias negotiated by technology. Just as the vacuum cleaner or microwave once assured a release from domestic drudgery, 3D printing promises to bring the means of production—a virtual gallery of functioning three-dimensional objects, into our
private realms, our homes. 3D printing—and what this show represents (while presented with confidence in these artists’ uses of 3D printing) is yet, another promise of a utilitarian turning point.

Photograph Mag Feature

September 1st, 2013

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Nipple Kiss, from the series For Your Eyes Only, 2013

 

A very nice feature of my work on Photograph Mag this issue by Elisabeth Biondi.

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Play Station, c-print, 2013

 

I’m going to give an artist talk together with LA BIENAL 2013 artists Tonatiuh Pellizzi and Risa Puno, as well as En Foco’s New Works fellow artist Daniel Ballesteros at El Museo del Barrio this Wednesday. Would love to see you there.

ARTIST TALK SOURCES:
Yijun Pixy Liao, Daniel Ballesteros,
Tonatiuh Pellizzi and Risa Puno

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
from 6:30-7:15pm

Artists from En Foco’s ‘New Works #16′ (on view at Longwood Art Gallery) and El Museo’s ‘La Bienal 2013: Here is Where we Jump’ (at El Museo) share inspiration and sources for their recent work.

FREE and open to the public, but RSVP required:
http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/artists-talk-sources

These dialogues are offered in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts and El Museo del Barrio, in conjunction with “New Works #16: En Foco’s Photography Fellowship Awards”, on view at Longwood Art Gallery now through August 30th, 2013, and El Museo’s Bienal 2013: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMP.

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I’m honored to be one of this year’s En Foco New Works Awards winners. The opening of En Foco New Works Show will be this Wednesday, June 5 from 5-9pm.

Here’s more information:

En Foco and Bronx Council on the Arts are proud to present

NEW WORKS #16
En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards exhibition (2012-13)

Mercedes Dorame • Yijun (Pixy) Liao
Daniel Ballesteros • Jared Soares • Rodrigo Valenzuela
Juror: Natasha Egan, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

OPENING RECEPTION & Bronx Culture Trolley:
Wed, June 5 from 5-9pm
Free and open to the public

LOCATION: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street (2/4/5 train)
Bronx, NY 10451

EXHIBIT DATES: June 5 – August 31, 2013
http://www.enfoco.org/index.php/programs/exhibit/new_works_16/

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One of my photo “Breeze” will be included in the fourth annual UNICEF’s Next Gen Photo Benefit. The theme of this year’s photo benefit is “Seeing ZERO.” The photo benefit will showcase photographs that represent ZERO in a shape, feeling, place or abstraction.
Proceeds from this event will support Next Generation’s Colombia Project.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Milk Gallery
450 West 15th Street
New York, NY

6:00 P.M. VIP Reception
7:00 P.M. Doors Open

For more information, please click here.

 

Breeze, 2008

Breeze, 2008

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LMCC Workspace residency