Tao Hui Biography

Tao Hui ( b. 1987) currently lives and works in Beijing, China. 

Tao Hui graduated in 2010 from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a BFA in Oil Painting. With an initial degree in Oil Painting, Tao traversed into the art of video and installation, drawing from personal memories, visual experiences and popular culture to weave an experimental visual narration, the focus of which is often our collective experience. Running throughout his work is a sense of misplacement vis-à-vis social identity, gender status, ethnicity and cultural crisis, prompting the audience to face their own cultural histories and living conditions.

Tao Hui was shortlisted for the inaugural Sigg Prize in 2019 and “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART AWARD for Emerging Asian Artists” in 2018; the winner of “The Grand Prize at 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas’’, São Paulo, Brazil in 2015, the winner of Art Sanya & Huayu Youth Grand Award in 2015 and the winner of the special award of Contemporary Art Archive from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2008.

Tao Hui’s solo exhibitions include “The History of Southern Drama, Scene A” at Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2018); OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an (CN, 2017); “New Directions: Tao Hui”, UCCA, Beijing, (CN, 2015) and “1 Character & 7 Materials”, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, (CN, 2015). Group exhibitions include: “Assemblage” at Goethe-Institut China and de Art Center, Beijing (CN, 2019); “Daisuke Miyatsu Collection x Kasama Museum Blending the quintessence of modern and contemporary art” at Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Tokyo (JP, 2019); “Saudade; Unmemorable Place in Time” at Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon (PT, 2018); Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (TH, 2018); “The mulberry forest becoming ocean” at Esther Schipper, Berlin, (DE, 2017); “Hack Space” at the K11 Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong (CN, 2015) , ‘M+ Screening: Forty Years’ at the Broadway Cinema, Hong Kong (CN, 2016); “Why Not Ask Again: 11th Shanghai Biennale” at PSA, Shanghai (CN, 2016); “Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China since 2000” at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (CN, 2016); “Tutorial” at Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (IT, 2016); “Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation” at Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (FR, 2016); “Essential Matters – Moving Images from China” at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul (TR, 2015); Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, São Paulo (BR, 2013).