Xiao, Lexy Liangzi

Experimental analogue photography

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lør 21.sept 2024, kl 12-17 --

Lexy is an artist and researcher, currently based at Isotop darkroom in Bergen. She specializes in alternative silver mirroring toning, an experimental analogue photographic technique she has developed, to restore the silver to the surface of silver gelatin prints, and converting the silver mirroring decay into a mesmerizing visual effect. She also works with textile and moving images, viewing photography as a form of performance and action that extends beyond the content of the image. Her work intends to re-define photography, placing the emphasis on the materiality of photography, to question how can the materials of photography explain its own subject, how can photography presents its own photographs, and what can we sense from the explanations and representations?

Fotoverkstedet, Isotop Fellesatelier, Magnus Barfots gate 25 5015 Bergen
5015 Bergen

Telefon: 40179387
E-postadresse: xiaoliangzi_lexy@126.com
Web: http://www.lexyxiao.com


2021 – 2023 MFA Fine Art, KMD, University of Bergen
2020 Minor in Video Arts, exchange at Kyoto Seika University
2018 – 2021 First Class Honours, BA Fine Art Photography, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
2009 – 2013 BSc Computer Science, Beijing Technology and Business University

Solo Exhibition
>Invited by CYAN studio gallery to exhibit in Oslo Negativ Photofestival
>Durational Images, Gallery Taxi, Bergen, Norway
>Making Something from Nothing/ Making Nothing from Something, Online Performance in Zoom Virtual Room (ID: 249 909 0526), Kyoto, Japan
>Untitled (Before departure), Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

Seleted Group Exhibition
>Upcoming exhibition at The Halide Project, Philadelphia, US
> TRAMA in Bergen, Northing Space, Bergen, Norway (The participate artist, the organizer, the curator and the coordinator)
>Flex Point, Entreé and Northing, Bergen, Norway
>TRAMA, IEFC, Barcelona, Spain
>Nudge it – Kick it – Prod it – Push it –, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
>Grand Spring Exhibition, Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
>Floccus Wool Week Stroud 2022, Stroud, UK
>MFA 1 Exhibition, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway
>KMD: TEXTILES, Tekstilindustrimuseet, Salhus, Norway
>Open Studio, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
>Linger | 待, 11 Truman Brewery, London, UK
>Impermanent Shadows (Lumen Mural), YouTube Livestream Online
Show, London, UK, collected in MyceliumCollective
>DON’T PANIC, Southwark Park Galleries// Dilston Gallery, London, UK
>New Camberwell Art, Camberwell College of Arts,London, UK

Published Articles
>Alternative Silver Mirroring Toning, available at
>Self-made activator and stabilizer for Chromoskedasic painting, available at

Silver in the Fire 1, silver mirroing film sheet, 4x5 inch
Silver in the Fire 2, silver mirroing film sheet, 4x5 inch
Portrait of B&W Film Developer, silver mirroring gelatin print, 4x5 inch
Impermanent Shadows (Lumen mural- Oslo), Oslo Negativ 2023, durational image installation, 60x 100 cm on the wall