李艾筱 LI Aixiao

Li Aixiao was born in 1987, and lives and works in Chengdu, China. She has degrees in journalism (2009) and applied psychology (2009) from Southwest University in Chongqing, China. With her educational background, she applies interviewing and psychology to her ongoing creative process through photography, writing, and performance.

Her main works include 'Personal Belongings' (2013-2019), 'Li Aixiao and Her 100 Photos' (2019), 'I'm With Me' (2020- ), 'Giving a Birth' (2021), 'What If  Sisyphus

in 2022' (2022), etc., and published a photo book 'Personal Belongings' (2020). 

Her works were selected for  Art Nova 100 Artists (2018), won Artist of the Year at SAYA Embrace Project and went to Vienna, Austria for residency (2018), won the Jury Choice Award for a self-published book at the Second Wuhan Photo Art Fair (2020), nominated Women Photography Project Grants (2022), Head On Portrait  Award (2022).


2023    The Public Space which As Far As the Eyes Can See, Natural Growth Art Center, Chengdu, China

2023    Directors Choice, PhotoSCHWEIZ, Zurich, Switzerland

2022    Head On Portrait Awards, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Australia

2022    I Am With Me, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Australia

2022    The 10th UP-ON International Live Art Festival, Guanghui Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2022    Heterogeneous Layers, Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China 

2022    The 9th Xinhuo Live Art Festival, X Space, Chengdu, China

2021    The 9th UP-ON International Live Art Festival, Guanghui Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2021    Art book fairs in major cities of China, Wuhan, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Dali, Shenzhen, Xiamen

2020    The 2nd Wuhan Photo Art Fair / Special Exhibition for Self-publishing, Wuhan, China

2019    Annual Exhibition of SAYA Embrace Project, Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China 

2019    Li Aixiao And Her 100 Pictures, Nu Space, Chengdu, China

2018    YES OR NO (2018 Art Nova 100), Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China

2018    Personal Belongings x Vienna, Medo Art Space, Vienna, Austria

2018    Living Library & Personal Belongings, Flash Space, Chengdu, China

2018    The Significance to Change the Body, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China

2017    Analysis of Personal Cases of 100 Chinese Post-85s Photographers  from Natural Growth, PIP, Pingyao, China

2014    Who I Am,  PIP, Pingyao, China

2014    18+ART, Beijing, China


Publications 

2020    Personal Belongings, Self-published


Artist in Residencies

2021    Hello, Neighbour x Community Art LAB, Fuzhou, China

2018    SAYA (Supporting Active Young Artists), Vienna, Austria


Awards & Grants

2022    Finalists, Head On Portrait Awards

2022    Finalists, Women Photograph Project Grants

2020    Winner, "Jury Choice Award for Self-publishing" of the 2nd Wuhan Photo Art Fair

2018    Winner, "100 Artists" of Art Nova 100

2018    Winner, "Artist of the Year 2018" of SAYA Embrace Project


Lectures & Talks

2022    Night School: The Reflection of The Live Art Power, UP-ON Performance Art Archive, Chengdu, China

2022    Anthropology through photography, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Australia

2022    The Decameron: E05E10, DUNBAR, Chengdu, China

2021    The Photobook Personal Belongings, Art book fairs in major cities of China, Wuhan, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Dali

2020    Li Aixiao's Photographic Works, Daofeng Bookshop, Chongqing, China

2020    The Photobook Personal Belongings, Yiwei Bookshop, Chengdu, China 

2019    Adventurous Roses,  Luxe Life Magazine, Chengdu, China

2018    Personal Belongings, Sichuan University of Media and Communications, Chengdu, China

2018    How to Use Phone to Take Good PicturesYanjiyou Bookstore, Chengdu, China

2017    Personal BelongingsYanjiyou Bookstore, Chengdu, China

2017    Personal BelongingsNu Cafe, Chengdu, China

2017    The Language of Objects, Ace Youth, Chengdu, China

2016    Rencontres romantiques avec Chengdu,  Alliance française de Chengdu, China

2015    Beauty Shot StudioLane Crawford, Chengdu, China


Selected Press

2023    Talking Pictures: Li Aixiao: Acts of Connection

2022    Photoartist: Interview

2022    CHIP PHOTO VIDEO: Interview

2020    People-photo Press: Interview

2020    China Photo Press: Interview

2019    Canon in Chengdu: Interview

2018    Portrait Magazine:   Interview

2018    Yitiao TV: Interview

2018    Chengdu: Interview

2018    Mipai: Interview

2018    The Cover: Interview

2017    Netease: Interview

2017    Sichuan Online: Interview

2016    Metro Express of Chengdu: Interview

2016     YUTOO: Interview

2016     Luxe Life Magazine: Interview

2016     LOOK Video: Interview

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