The History of Southern Drama, Scene A
July 7 – August 18, 2018
An Interview with Leng Shuihua, Writer of The History of Southern Drama , 2018
Single-channel video, 10' 46"
“The History of Southern Drama, Scene A” is a site-specific solo-project by Chinese artist Tao Hui, executed in Taipei during an artist residency hosted by Chi-Wen Gallery. This is an ongoing project and will continue elsewhere with the realization of Scene B.
Tao Hui (1987) was born in Yunyang, Chongqing Province, China and currently lives and works in Beijing, China. He graduated in 2010 from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a BFA in Oil Painting. He won the special award of Contemporary Art Archive from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2008, and won the Grand Prize at Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil in 2015, and was shortlisted twice in two years’ editions.Tao Hui is also the winner of Art Sanya & Huayu Youth Grand Award in 2015. His solo exhibitions include “New Directions: Tao Hui”, UCCA, Beijing, China, 2015; and “1 Character & 7 Materials”, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China, 2015. Group exhibitions include:The mulberry forest becoming ocean’, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany,‘Hack Space’ at the K11 Foundation Pop-up Space in Hongkong , ‘M+ Screening: Fourty Years’ at the Broadway Cinema in Hong kong,‘Why Not Ask Again: 11th Shanghai Biennale’, PSA, Shanghai, China, ‘Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China since 2000’, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China , 2016; ‘Tutorial’ Museum Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (Ba), Italy,“Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation”, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France “Essential Matters – Moving Images from China”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015; “Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas”, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013.