Tao Hui

Tao Hui

Being Wild
The Dusk of Teheran
An Interview with Leng Shuihua, Writer of The History of Southern Drama
A Young Leng Shuihua No.1
A Young Leng Shuihua No.2
A Young Leng Shuihua No.3

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 has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: “Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 Years of Video Art: A Point of Transit Signals from East and South East Asia”, Alien Art Centre, Kaohsiung City (TW, 2020); “OCAT x KADIST Emerging Artist Exhibition 2020”, OCAT Shanghai (CN, 2020); “Methods of Connection”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (JP, 2020); “The Sigg Prize exhibition”, M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong (CN, 2019); “Lunar Phases”, UCCA, Beijing (CN, 2019); “re-IMAGE-n”, the 4th Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver (CA, 2019); “Remapping Reality: Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing”, OCAT Shanghai (CN, 2019); “An Opera for Animals”, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, (CN, 2019); “Daisuke Miyatsu Collection x Kasama Museum Blending the quintessence of modern and contemporary art”, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Tokyo (JP, 2019); Solo Exhibition “The History of Southern Drama, Scene A”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2018); “Saudade; Unmemorable Place in Time”, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon (PT, 2018); Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (TH, 2018); Solo Exhibition “Not at all” OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an (CN, 2017); Solo Exhibition “New Directions: Tao Hui”, UCCA, Beijing, (CN, 2015); “Hack Space”, the K11 Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong (CN, 2015) , “M+ Screening: Forty Years”, Broadway Cinema, Hong Kong (CN, 2016); “Why Not Ask Again: 11th Shanghai Biennale”, PSA, Shanghai (CN, 2016); “Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China since 2000”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (CN, 2016); “Tutorial”, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (IT, 2016); “Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation”, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (FR, 2016); “Essential Matters – Moving Images from China”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul (TR, 2015); Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, São Paulo (BR, 2013).

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.


Rhapsody Unchained

December 17, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Chi-Wen Produces:

October 5 – November 2, 2019

The History of Southern Drama, Scene A

July 7 – August 18, 2018


October 20 – November 30, 2017



Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv

January 19 – February 16, 2023


Goethe-Institut China/ de Art Center

June 11 – July 14, 2019

An Opera for Animals

Rockbund Art Museum/ Para Site, Hong Kong

June 22 – August 25, 2019

Body Search I

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig

February 16 – March 31, 2019

Force as Fulcrum​

New Century Art Foundation, Beijing, China

December 10, 2018 – February 28, 2019



The Artists To Know Right Now


September 16, 2019

Rhythm and Senses

Art Asia Pacific/ Jacqueline Leung

March, 2019

Tao Hui’s Politics of Sentimentality


August 13, 2018

Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017

Art Radar

July 3, 2017

Tao Hui Profile of 2016 Future Great artist, selected by Aimee Lin

ArtReview Asia

January & February, 2016