2018 | NYC | Artist
Humans As Hosts: 008. 2018, Photography
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..