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Tao Hui

b. 1987, Yunyang, China; lives and works Beijing, China.

Tao Hui’s multimedia installations and video art explores themes of culture, identity, and personal experience in contemporary China. His works often incorporate traditional Chinese cultural elements with modern technology, challenging viewers' perceptions of the past and present. By creating immersive video installations that bend the boundaries of fiction and reality he is able to address cultural and identity related issues in visceral and provocative ways. By engendering a sense of visual displacement, viewers may find their own sense of cultural history, ways of living and their implicit social identities destabilized.

Tao Hui's recent projects include Searing Pain, Aranya Art Center, Qinhuangdao (2022); Rhythm and Senses, Kiang Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong (2019); TAO HUI, The Breeder Gallery, Athens (2018); Not at all, OCAT Xian, Xi’an (2017); Now & Then, Galeria UNTIL THEN, Paris (2016); New Directions: Tao Hui”, UCCA, Beijing (2015); and Sightseers, Space Space, Chengdu (2013). He won the special award of Contemporary Art Archive from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2008 and ‘Art Sanya & Huayu Youth Award’ in Sanya in 2015. He was shortlisted for “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists” in 2017 and for the inaugural Sigg Prize in 2019.

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