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Kairon (Ren-Kai) Liu


Kairon Liu (b.1992, Taipei, Taiwan) is graduated from the Department of Graphic Communication, Shih Hsin University. As an artist, curator, and photographer, Liu's practice reflects his observations on diverse beliefs in human society by creating narratives exploring issues related to religion, illness, and universal values. Since 2017, Liu has been developing Humans as Hosts. A project focused on understanding the living situation of people with HIV and heightening awareness about AIDS. In collaboration with social networks, NGOs, and public health authorities worldwide, Liu gets to know HIV-positive individuals and invites them into his work. The resulting images/archives that he created with the participants can be viewed as the proof/disproof of stereotypes, prejudices, and stigmatization produced by societies.

Liu's work was awarded as the National Winner in Taiwan by SONY World Photography Awards; from 2014 to 2021, his artworks have been exhibited at such venues in Springfield, New York City, D.C., London, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Yilan. Liu has also worked as an art project manager and curator. He has managed several exhibitions and artfests for Taipei Artist Village, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taitung Art Museum, Tina Keng Gallery, and TKG+.