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b. 1987, China

Tao Hui Biography

Tao Hui was born in 1987 in Yunyang, Chongqing, China. He lives and works in Beijing.

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Tao Hui creates immersive video-installations that bend the boundaries of fiction and reality to address cultural and identity related issues. His works are visceral and provocative, yet enlightening and always imbued with a strong emotional power and a sense of displacement, inviting the viewers to confront themselves with their own cultural history, ways of living and social identities.

Text courtesy Esther Schipper.

Tao Hui Featured Artworks

The Tangible Ones by Tao Hui contemporary artwork
Tao HuiThe Tangible Ones, 2018Holographic fan projection (colour, sound), duration: 10 min 36 sec
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Joint Images by Tao Hui contemporary artwork
Tao HuiJoint Images, 2016Video [still]

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The Dusk of Teheran by Tao Hui contemporary artwork
Tao HuiThe Dusk of Teheran, 2014Colours and sound single channel video, 4min 14sec
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Talk About Body by Tao Hui contemporary artwork
Tao HuiTalk About Body, 2013Colours and sound single channel video, 3min 45sec
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery

Tao Hui Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, PS81E at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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16 June–26 July 2020 Group Exhibition PS81E Esther SchipperBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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27 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui Esther SchipperBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, An Opera for Animals at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, Hong Kong
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22 June–25 August 2019 Group Show An Opera for Animals Rockbund Art Museum, ShanghaiHong Kong

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Tao Hui In Ocula Magazine

From Central Eastern Europe to China: Q Contemporary in Hong Kong Ocula Insight From Central Eastern Europe to China: Q Contemporary in Hong Kong By Sarah Wei, Hong Kong

From Central Eastern Europe comes a group show in Hong Kong that tracks the passage of time in personal stories and interpretations of connection.

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Samson Young Wins HK $500,000 Sigg Prize Ocula News Samson Young Wins HK $500,000 Sigg Prize Hong Kong, 13 May 2020

The prize recognises outstanding artistic practice in Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Tao Hui In Related Press

Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition Related Press Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition 23 November 2017, ArtAsiaPacific*

In late June, the four finalists for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 were announced. The artists—Li Ming, Tao Hui, Yu Ji and Robert Zhao Renhui—were chosen from a pool of over 30 nominees for their standout exhibitions and artworks produced over the last three years, and for their potential future contributions to artistic discourse....

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Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 Related Press Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 3 July 2017, Art Radar Journal

Dedicated to the support of emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, the biennial Hugo Boss Asia Art Award was established in 2013 and is now in its third iteration. The Award aims to contribute towards artistic and cultural exchanges in the broader historical and social contexts of Greater China and Southeast Asia. It helps in...

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11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, China Related Press 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, China 6 December 2016, Frieze

Halfway through my solitary first visit to the 11th Shanghai Biennale, I was reminded of Marguerite Duras’s script for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959). In it, she refers to the ‘particular halo’ that colours every gesture in Hiroshima, giving it a ‘supplementary meaning’ beyond the literal. Curated by Raqs Media...

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