Rencontres d'Arles 2019
Pixy Liao is exemplary of a new generation of photographic artists experimenting in the possibilities of the photography to depict modern partnership. The artist’s works emerge from personal experience and her own intimate space, yet take into account socio-cultural pressures, questions of nationality in a globalized world and the dynamics of gender roles, significant both within the Chinese context and abroad.
Her ongoing long-term project “Experimental Relationship” began in 2007. Following my nomination exhibition of Pixy Liao's work at the Jimei X Arles Discovery Award in 2018, the exhibition was selected to be presented at the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Rencontres d'Arles.