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Tao Hui was born in 1987 in Yunyang, Chongqing, China. He received his BFA from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2010. 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.

In 2015, Tao Hui was awarded The Grand Prize at the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_ Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, São Paulo, and the Art Sanya & Huayu Youth Award, Sanya, China. In 2017, Tao Hui was prized with the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Asian Artists award. In 2019, Tao Hui was shortlisted for the inaugural Sigg Prize by M+ Museum, Hong Kong.

His institutional solo exhibitions include: Searing Pain, Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe (2022); Not at all, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an (2017); New Directions: Tao Hui, UCCA, Beijing (2015), as well as the group exhibitions and projects: The pieces that I am, UCCA Edge, Shanghai (2022); LOVELOVELOVE Biennale of Moving Images, UCCA, Beijing (2022); ON | OFF 2021: Carousel of Progress, He Art Museum, Shunde (2022); The Elephant Escaped, Macalline Art Center, Beijing (2022); Tracing the Fragments, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, Hong Kong (2021); Refrigerator Illusion, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2021); 2020+, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2020); The 2020 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition – ANIMA, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei (2020) …

His work is represented in the collections of: Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; K11 Foundation, Hong Kong; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; New Century Art Foundation, Beijing; Sunpride Foundation, Hong Kong; China Red Star Foundation; The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – MMCA, Seoul, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art–UCCA, Beijing.

Tao Hui currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Tao Hui, Untitled (Holographic building 06), 2022. Hologram and glass – 25 × 20 cm