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“Cactus Casts Shadows of Flowers” by Amiko Li

Feb 20, 2017 - Guanyu Xu

Amiko Li is a visual artist lives between New York and Shanghai. Li’s work explores the construction of gender and identity in daily life through strategy of staging and reenactment. He is the recipient of the Center Project Launch Award Juror’s Choice and Royal Ulster Academy Portrait Prize. His works have been exhibited at Aperture Foundation, New York; Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; Thorvald Meyers 51, Norway; Künstler, Australia; and Brighton Photo Fringe 14, United Kingdom. His works have been published in Esquire Russia; Juxtapoz Magazine; Adbusters and Lens Magazine China.


Here is his statement about the project:
“I am interested in the construction of gender and identity in our daily life. In Cactus Casts Shadows of Flowers, I observe people and their posture, carefully exploring on my own identity through the strategy of staging and reenactment, referencing a variety of sources—anime, manga, music video, television footage, and film stills.”