TAO HUI
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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:“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
Tao Hui is interested in his culture and traditional art and folk culture have became main factors in his works. He believes that fairy tales could ease people’s intensive mind. Working with various mediums including graphic arts, painting, video, objects and installation, Tao Hui uses technological procedures and elements from Chinese tradition to question the tenets of globalization, virtual relationships and hegemonic thinking. Visceral and provocative, yet enlightening, Tao Hui’s works force the viewers to confront their own cultural history, way of living and social identity.