Open Kimono: Pixy Liao, Angela Wei, and Grace Noh

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
7 – 8PM

Please join A4 and Fotografiska NY for this second talk in a series of conversations foregrounding Pixy Liao’s work as brand and identity creation in the age of digital media.

Artist Pixy Liao will be joined by Angela Wei, Managing Director of Milk and Grace Noh, Exhibitions Manager of Fotografiska to discuss creating a personal brand or identity in the age of digital media. What we choose to reveal or hide shapes our public persona and possibly how we see ourselves. The title of this talk, Open Kimono, like Pixy’s work, draws attention to and reimagines the racist business phrase which refers to the concept of revealing inner workings or sharing important information. Pixy Liao, in discussion with Angela Wei and Grace Noh, will discuss how she playfully crafts her persona using staged portraiture, visual branding, and even her chosen artist name “Pixy” to subvert gender norms and create an alter ego.

A4 community members receive a 10% discount on tickets with code: AAAA. Apply at checkout.
Tickets include regular museum admission.

About the Panelists

Artist Pixy Liao was born and raised in Shanghai, China, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in photography, En Foco’s New Works Fellowship, and a LensCulture Exposure Award. She has participated in artistic residencies at Light Work, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Camera Club of New York. Liao’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival (France), the Asia Society (Houston), VT Artsalon (Taiwan), He Xiangning Art Museum (China), Format Photography Festival (UK), Noorderlicht Photo Festival (The Netherlands), and elsewhere. Liao holds a MFA in photography from the University of Memphis.

Grace Noh is the Exhibitions Manager at Fotografiska NY. She received her M.A. in Art History from New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Her curatorial practice revolves around translating the past and forming them into new ideas in the present and the future. She challenges and pushes the boundaries of viewing and understanding the exhibition format to encourage greater discussion. She has curated and organized exhibitions, produced digital content, and published journals for numerous arts and cultural spaces, including Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival in Xiamen, China and Fotografiska New York. She co-founded MiA Collective Art, an art collective platform based in Beijing and New York.

Angela Wei is the managing partner of Milk Agency and former Chief Digital Officer at Arnold NYC, a Havas company. Born in Los Angeles and educated at Amherst College with a degree in English and Fine Arts, Angela has produced award winning work for global brands including Intel, Lexus, AT&T and Disney. A mother to a curious toddler, she believes in the power of creativity and technology to drive growth and inspire human behavior.

This event is presented with A4 in support of Pixy Liao’s current exhibition Your Gaze Belongs to Me.

Photo © Pixy Liao, Open Kimono (2018)