Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Kairon Liu

Humans As Hosts: 008. 2018, Photography
Artist Name: Kairon Liu
Residency Dates: May - September
Born: 1992
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Lives & Works: Taipei, Taiwan

Education: Graduated from the Department of Graphic Communication, Shih Hsin University, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Bio / Statement:

As a visual artist and photographer, Kairon Liu's  practice  reflects his observations about beliefs in human society through the creation of narratives exploring different issues related to  religion, disease, and common values. Since 2017, Kairon is developing the  project Humans As Hosts focused on understanding the living situation of people with HIV and heightening awareness about AIDS. In collaboration with  social networks, NGOs, and Health Authorities, Kairon recruits HIV-positive individuals to volunteer as participants. The resulting images tare to be viewed as the proof/disproof of the stereotypical prejudices and discrimination produced by society.

Kairon Liu is the National Winner of the 201  Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA for his project "Married the Christmas" . Solo shows include: 2018| Humans As Hosts:001-010 at Tainan Rainbow Pride Parade, Tainan; 2017| Humans As Hosts:001-005 at Dayi Area C9-2, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung. Group shows include:   2017| Commemorate and Step Across at Dayi Area C7-1, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung; 2015| Yilan Art Exhibition at Luodong Cultural Working House, Yilan2015| TAIPEI ART PHOTO at Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei;  Moo Salon Group Show at Woolloomooloo Xhibit, Taipei; 2014| Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London; Steal the Scene - SHU GC 20th Senior Show at URS21, Taipei

Support: Kairon Liu's residency is made possible with support from Kairon Liu's residency is made possible with support from Taiwan Ministry of Culture and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York..