廖倩

Joss Liao/廖倩

b.1998

廖倩是一位生于广州,成长于新加坡、上海和美国的当代艺术家,并于2021年获得罗德岛设计学院纯艺术玻璃系学士学位。目前生活在纽约布鲁克林。廖倩的实践横跨绘画、雕塑、装置和行为等艺术媒介和陶瓷、油画、玻璃、珠宝等多种材料。在他的跨媒介多材料实践中,他希望能以视觉艺术这种非语言的沟通方式打开、亲密性和疗愈的空间。

在过去的四年里,廖倩以玻璃为主要材料创作了一系列名为“栖身之地”的作品。这组作品的主题是暴力、边界和创伤。作为一个家庭暴力、性侵以及社会暴力的幸存者,他在艺术里寻找真诚表达这些切肤体验的方式。在“栖身之地”的雕塑里,玻璃往往以皮肤一般的有弹性的材料出现,以象征侵犯和暴力,弹性和疗愈。廖倩希望通过自己的作品探索具有脆弱度和亲密性的表达空间。


Joss Liao 廖倩 (they/them) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Guangzhou, China, Joss spent their life living in Singapore, Shanghai and the US. They received their BFA from Glass Department at Rhode Island School of Design in 2021. As a chronic trauma survivor, Chinese femme and bilingual & multicultural creative, Joss is devoted to making space and taking space in the form of art.

Joss makes works across various mediums centering topics of violence, intimacy and post-trauma survivorship. As a survivor of domestic violence, socio-political trauma and sexual assault, they aim to inspire resilience and empowerment through their works. They seek sensual representation of the body in pain—an inseparable part of womanhood. To accurately represent the nuanced intensities of those visceral experiences, Joss draws parallel between the skin-like qualities of glass and the metaphoric body. Elastic, meditative and provocative, their works manifest membrane qualities and spark nuanced emotional affects through glass in forms of sculptures, installations and videos. Through their works, Joss hopes to make space for shared tenderness, radical vulnerability and creative healing.