about

Liana Yang is rarely motivated by direct beauty but drawn to the aesthetics of social interactions and oddities we encounter in our daily experiences. Inspired by  the enigmatic and unseen aspects of relationships, her works explore personal memories and collective associations in contemporary culture. 

By combining photography, video, sound, and found objects, her methodologies usually employ subversions with sexual references and objectification. A process she hopes will offer a compelling discourse in understanding societal views. Lately, her research focuses on contemporary cultures and photography theories that examine our attachments with social apps and online media. With works that tap onto the tropes of modern romance and social connections in relation to how social economies function. 

“My fascination with using sex as a visual language attributes from my upbringing that sex is associated with all things wrong. It is this deterrence that makes sex all the more compelling and intriguing. The works tries to propose a non-bias approach to how we understand our social fabric, hopefully opening up multiple perspectives in relation to sex.”

c.v.  --  just in case, please contact me for the latest  :)

education

2018    
Master of Arts (Fine Arts), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 


solo exhibitions

2020      
Speak Softly. Speak Low. , The Print Room at DECK, Singapore

2015
'The Two of Them', DECK artist-in-residency (A.i.R.) program, DECK, Singapore

2013
'The Innocence Project', Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore 
'Sad Sad...', Re(Claim) Singapore!, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore

2008 
'Wanderings', Seng Kang Library, Singapore


group exhibitions

2021  
The Orchid; The Wasp - Singapore Art Week 2021 , "Smile Till The Tears Run into Your Eyes", Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2020  
Stay-Home Sessions: How Deep Is Your Love , Online series of panel discussions & art showcase

2019   
EATEN: A Capsule Museum of Possible Past Beings , Art After Dark @ Gillman Barracks
"In the Comfort of Strangers" and "Dear FWB…",  Blk 9 Gillman Barracks, Singapore

OH! Open House / Singapore Calendar: Labour Day Zines Quest - (Collaboration with Robin Chua) 

OH! Open House / Everything Counts in Large Amounts (Collaboration with Robin Chua) 735 Havelock Road, Singapore

2018     
I.D. – The Body’s Still Warm, "The 12 Apostles", 42 Cambridge Road, #07-07, Singapore

The Lasalle Show Exhibition 2018, "The 12 Apostles", Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore – LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

bitrot – MA in Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition 2018, "There Was Something To Believe In", Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore – LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2017     
Ecologies – Matters of Coexistence (Transcultural Collaboration with ZHdK, Switzerland)
'Museum of Loneliness',
 Academy of Visual Arts - HK Baptist University, Hong Kong

clap trap – MA in Fine Arts Work-in-Progress Exhibition
'Zhui Yue(Chasing the Moon)', Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Hou Gao Yeah! 3.0 (Transcultural Collaboration with ZHdK, Switzerland)
'HK Loneliness',
 XXX Gallery, Hong Kong

OH! Open House /Holland Village artwalk
'Dear FWB…', HDB unit at Blk 11 Holland Drive,Singapore

Pet Me Pet Me Look at Me Love Me, 'In the Comfort of Strangers', 'With Someone Like You', 'Forever Is a Long Time', Gallery 1, The Arts House, Singapore

Postcolonial Photo Studio: Chobi Mela IX – International Festival of Photography Bangladesh, 'May It Be. With Purpose & Desire', Bangladesh ShilpakalaAcademy, Bangladesh

2016
'Sad Sad...', 'Roslyn', 'Brother Johnny' & 'Sep 1949', Repurposing Nostalgia, 42 Petain Road, Singapore

2015
'May It Be. With Purpose & Desire', Making Oneself, Nooderlicht Photofestival, Groingen, The Netherlands

2014 
'What My Pussy Loves', AfterImage: Contemporary Photography in Southeast Asia, Singapore Art Museum @8Q, Singapore
'Untitled(seas)' and Sad Sad..., an Eminent Takeover, Eminent Plaza, Singapore
'Untitled(seas)', Wo-men Women, Artspace 222, Singapore

2013
'What My Pussy Loves'
, Princesses, New Space (Nowe Miejsce), Warsaw, Poland
'What My Pussy Loves', Zoological, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

2012 
O/pen Pics Photographic Competition’s winners showcase, Regione Piemonte stand, Turin, Italy
Photography Open Salon Arles 2012, Galerie Huit Arles, France

2011 
'Untitled (seas)', Paradise Lost 2011: New photo-documentary works, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

2010
'Needs',
Frank Breuer Workshop Exhibition, Singapore International Photography Festival’s fringe exhibitions, Singapore

2009
'Duality',
Paradise Lost: New photo-documentary works, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
'Wanderings', The Photographers’ Stories, National Library, Singapore

2008
'Strange Chemistry', Shooting Home 2007 Reunion Show, The Arts House & Singapore International Photography Festival’s fringe exhibitions, Singapore

2007 
Objectifs Shooting Home 2007 Workshop and Exhibition, Objectifs: Centre for Photography & Film Making, Singapore


photobook exhibitions

2014
THEBOOKSHOW, Singapore International Photography Festival 2014 and School of Art, Design & Media (NTU), DECK, Singapore

F Book Show, Tokyo Institute of Photography & The Photobook Show, 72Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Photobook Show, Vasli Souza Gallery & The Photobook Show collaboration, Malmo, Sweden

2013
Voies Off & Singapore International Photography Festival collaboration, ESPACE BOOKSTORE, Arles, France

2012 
The Photobook Show D, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
The Photobook Show C, Create Studio, Brighton, UK


awards

2012 
O/pen Pics Photographic Competition, Turin, Italy


self-publications

2019
Everything Counts in Large Amounts (Special compilation) - edition of 100 unique / 1st print

2013
The Innocence Project
- edition of 300 / 1st print

2012 
The Epiphany of States
– edition of 200 / 1st print
What My Pussy Loves – edition of 100 / 1st print

links :
Object Lessons Space
Singapore Art Book Fair
Noorderlicht Photofestival 


social:

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For more details about other & existing works, collaboration opportunities and random discussions, please feel free to contact or email me at:
liana.photo@gmail.com


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