Liao Wen's artistic practice focuses primarily on sculpture, alongside performance and video. Inspired by the experience of making marionettes in her early career, Liao's sculpture focuses on the transmission and balance of force between joints, depicting momentary tension of the body and revealing the unsettling life experience of people at liminal stages. Taking root in her bodily perception and experience, Liao's work reflects the individual's ever-shifting circumstances and fluid identity in public space, group rituals and myths.
Liao Wen (b. 1994 in
Chengdu) currently lives and works in Hong Kong. She graduated from the
Printmaking department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2016, and received a
Master's degree in Experimental Art from the Central Academy of Fine Arts China
in 2019. Her solo exhibitions include “Naked” Frieze New York (New York, 2023); “Almost Collapsing Balance”, Capsule
Shanghai (Shanghai, 2021) and “The Body Knows Silently”, Cai Jin Space
(Beijing, 2021). She has participated in group exhibitions “Durian-Durian:
Southeast Asian Studies as a Methodology”, The First Trans-Southeast Asia
Triennial (Guangzhou, 2023); “Bodies and Souls”, Cassina Projects (Milan, 2023);
“Durian on the Skin”, François Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles, 2022);
“BOOMERANG-OCAT Biennale 2021”, OCT Art & Design Gallery (Shenzhen,
2021); “2nd Women Artists International Biennial of Macau” (Macau, 2020); “She
Says”, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum (Chengdu, 2019) among others.
廖雯1994年出生于成都，现居住于香港，2016年毕业于四川美术学院版画系，2019年从中央美术学院实验艺术学院取得硕士学位。她的个展包括“赤裸裸”，Frieze纽约（纽约，2023）； “接近坍塌的平衡”，胶囊上海（上海，2021）；“身照不宣”，蔡锦空间（北京, 2021）。近期群展包括“榴莲·榴莲”，首届泛东南亚三年展，广州美术学院美术馆（广州，2023）；“Bodies and Souls”，Cassina Projects（米兰，2023）；“Durian on the Skin”，François Ghebaly画廊（洛杉矶，2022）；“飞去来器-第九届OCAT双年展”（深圳，2021）；“2020 ARTFEM 国际女艺术家澳门双年展”（澳门，2020）；“她说”，成都当代影像馆（成都，2019）等。