photo by Riwen Zhang

Liao Jiaming (b.1992, Guangdong) obtained his BA in Journalism from Sun Yat-sen University in 2016, and his MFA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong in 2019. He now lives and works in Hong Kong.

He creates images using a variety of media including photography, videos, installations, performance and so on. His works explore the narratives and power dynamics of images, reflecting on issues of gender, bodies, and identity. His long-term research interest lies in the potential of novel visual narrative combining traditional method and state of the art, such as machine learning.




2016 - 2019
M.F.A. in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“Transcultural Collaboration” Graduate Semester Programme, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

2011 - 2016
B.A. in Journalism, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Solo Exhibitions

The Arcana Intelligent”, H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Till Love Do Us Part”, RNH Space, Hong Kong
Too Good to Be True” (HKIPF Satellite Exhibition), Green Space, JCCAC, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances

Gender Revealed”, 480.0 Gender & Art Space, Hong Kong

(In)directions: Queerness in Chinese Contemporary Photography”, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA
Foundation: A Web3 Media Art Festival”, Distant.Gallery, online

Myth Makers - Spectrosynthesis III”, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Beyond Strengths: A Retrospective Exhibition of Gay Games, 1982-2022”, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Per.Platform #3: Fluidity and Impermanence”, Tomorrow Maybe, Hong Kong
Turn Beauty into Strength”, Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium, Taipei, Taiwan
Close,”,  Wure Area, Hong Kong

Light”, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, UK
Unknown: Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2021”, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Featherly Fingers, Candy Claws”, Les’Play, Hong Kong

HK Foreword 19”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Microcosm || Magnitism: SCM MFA Show 2019”, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

Spoken/Unspoken”, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong
Spoken/Unspoken”, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, China
Unravel: SCM MFA Student Show 2018”, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
Lingering Liminality: the Realm of Process, Experimentation and the In-between”, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

Selected Screenings

Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities”, esea contemporary, Manchester, UK
Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities”, Kino, Eaton Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities”, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK
Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities”, The Horse Hospital, London, UK

“Relentless Melt No. 15: Hong Kong Abstractions”, Ponrep, Prague, Czech Republic
“Relentless Melt No. 14: Hong Kong Abstract Animation Selection”, Zhong Shan 73, Taichung, Taiwan
Animex 2019, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

Relentless Melt No. 9: Audio Visions”, Clockenflap 2018, Hong Kong
Relentless Melt No. 8: Hong Kong in Motion”, Supernova Festival, Denver, Colorado, USA
Relentless Melt No. 5: Hong Kong Rhythms”, FH St. Pölten ICM/T – Institute of CreativeMedia/Technologies, Sankt Pölten, Austria
“Splice Festival 2018”, Rich Mix London, London, UK

Relentless Melt No.1: Hong Kong Music Abstractions”, Floating Projects, Hong Kong


Finalist, Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2021

Finalist, WMA Masters 2019/2020

Artist Residency/Comission

Foundation”, Videotage, Hong Kong/Online


Sexuality, Queer Culture and Art Making”, Art Central, Hong Kong 

PS Paid Studio Visits: Liao Jiaming”, Para Site, Hong Kong


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2020  Ming Pao Weekly 明報週刊

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(Last update: 7th May 2024)

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