Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker and artist based in Singapore. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he is a founding member of film collective 13 Little Pictures and has been actively involved as in the Singapore film scene. His credentials include editor of White Days by Lei Yuan Bin and Kopi Julia by Tan Bee Thiam and producer of My Father After Dinner by Gladys Ng. Since 2005, he directed several short films, which includes Clouds in a Shell and The Inner City. His latest short film Before the Wedlock House was presented at the 9th Singapore Short Cuts and the 3rd Substation Indie Doc Fest, before winning the best documentary short at the 2nd Salaya International Documentary Film Festival. His 2010 debut feature length film, Red Dragonflies won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival and was selected for competition at various film festivals in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Since 2001, he participated in several group exhibitions, showing video art and installation works in Singapore, Prague and Chicago. His latest video installation A Miniature Spectacle was presented in a faculty exhibition at the School of the Arts Gallery. Over the years, he also worked with artist Cheo Chai Hiang on several of his projects including 36 Strategies, Dear Cai Xiong, Banyak Orang Bergelang Tangan, and Don’t Step on Me. Jiekai was a contributing artist to Nedko Solakov’s The Flying Method of an Artist with a Fear of Flying at the Singapore Biennale 2011, and was chosen to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2012. In the same year, he was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore. Jiekai was one of the six artists chosen to present a new work at the President’s Young Talent exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum, and emerged as one of the two eventual recipients of the Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award. He presented his new video installation, Bukit Orang Salah at the Singapore Biennale 2013.

  • "As You Were" have its North American Premiere in March at CAAMfest, San Francisco.