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b. 1981, China

Zhao Yao Biography

Zhao Yao (b. 1981, Luzhou, Sichuan Province) graduated from the Design Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Yao’s works have been widely exhibited in China, with three major solo exhibitions at the Beijing Commune Gallery and Taikang Space in Beijing. He has participated in a number of international group exhibitions including the No Soul for Sale festival at Tate Modern, London (2010); The Knife's Edge at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (2011); and in Global Groove at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan. Zhao Yao currently resides in Beijing.

Zhao Yao Featured Artworks

One Spirit: 20181119 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoOne Spirit: 20181119, 2018Acrylic on found fabric
50 x 50 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery
A Painting of Thought IV-SG18 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought IV-SG18, 2019Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery
One Spirit 20190911 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoOne Spirit 20190911, 2019Acrylic on found fabric
50 x 50 cm
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Beijing Commune
A Painting of Thought III-415 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought III-415, 2018Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
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Beijing Commune
A Painting of Thought I-305 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought I-305, 2013Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery
The Form of the Ten Thousand Things by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoThe Form of the Ten Thousand Things, 2014Wood, steel, acrylic, gold-plating, iron
182.5 x 162 x 130 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery
A Painting of Thought V-462A by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought V-462A, 2013Acrylic on found fabric
150 x 150 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery

Zhao Yao Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu at Lisson Gallery, London
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3 July–7 September 2019 Group Exhibition Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu Lisson GalleryLisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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22 June–25 August 2019 Group Show An Opera for Animals Para SiteHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhao Yao, Zhao Yao: Signals from Heaven, Signals from Heaven. at Beijing Commune, Beijing
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3 November–25 December 2018 Zhao Yao Zhao Yao: Signals from Heaven, Signals from Heaven. Beijing CommuneBeijing

Zhao Yao Represented By

Beijing Commune contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Beijing Commune Beijing

Zhao Yao In Ocula Magazine

‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum By Penny Liu, Shanghai

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22...

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Philip Tinari Ocula Conversation Philip Tinari By Stephanie Bailey, New York

Philip Tinari, the man Xu Zhen has described as “China’s son-in-law,” really needs no introduction. The Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), (an independent museum in Beijing's 798 Art District with over half a million visitors a year), he is also the founding editor of  LEAP, a contributing editor to...

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Zhao Yao In Related Press

Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016 Related Press Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016

The Cass Sculpture Foundation has just announced details of an ambitious exhibition, scheduled for 2016. A Beautiful Disorder is being billed as the first major UK exhibition of newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by contemporary Chinese artists. From May to November next year, 15 large-scale sculptures, made in a variety of mediums including...

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K11 Arts Foundation x Palais de Tokyo Present: ‘Inside China’ Related Press K11 Arts Foundation x Palais de Tokyo Present: ‘Inside China’ 7 March 2015, Hong Kong Tatler

The exhibit was unveiled last October at the Palais de Tokyo and has relocated to Hong Kong this year with two new participating artists, presenting six Chinese artists in dialogue with five French artists. The Chinese artists capture something ineffable which is deeply connected to the self and engaged with their immediate surroundings and...

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Inside China At Palais De Tokyo Related Press Inside China At Palais De Tokyo 1 December 2014, Catherine Shaw for South China Morning Post / 4 November 2014

A new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is challenging notions of Chinese contemporary art. Without a Mao-inspired or Cultural Revolution stylistic cliché in sight, the eclectic collection of works by five young "emerging" Chinese artists, presented alongside works by three French counterparts, in "Inside China"...

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Challenging Perceptions Of Modern Chinese Art Related Press Challenging Perceptions Of Modern Chinese Art 5 November 2014, The Randian / 4 November 2014

“Inside China” will be the first of a series of co-curated exhibition tours under a three-year strategic cooperation agreement between KAF and PALAIS DE TOKYO that covers extensive and comprehensive collaboration between the two major institutions in Chinese and French contemporary art to expand and strengthen the international platform...

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