about

Liana Yang is rarely motivated by direct beauty, but rather by the aesthetics of social and sociological interactions. She is drawn to the trivialities and oddities that we encounter in our daily experiences. This includes the enigmatic and unseen aspects of relationships, as well as explorations of memory and associations in our contemporary culture. 

By combining photography and installation works, her methodologies usually employ sex as the starting point, and involve subversions with sexual references and objectification. A process she hopes will offer a compelling discourse in understanding societal views. Her fascination with sex as a visual language ironically grew from repression, after born and raised in a religious family where sex is often a taboo subject.

She recently concluded her post-residency solo show at DECK, Singapore. Her works have been showcased at Nooderlicht International Photofestival, The Netherlands, Arles Photography Open Salon, France, Singapore Art Museum@8Q, Artissima 19, Italy and Warsaw Photo Days, Poland.  Her three self-published photobooks were also selected and showcased internationally, such as The Photobook Shows in Brighton, UK, Helsinki, Finland, Malmo, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan.

“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.”

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solo exhibitions

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

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

2015
'May It Be. WithPurpose & 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

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 :
O/pen Pics Winners

selective highlight

Asia Photography Blog
Noorderlicht Photofestival 


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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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