Prospectif Cinéma: Performing Dramas I
Tao Hui (b. 1987, Chongqing, China) lives and works in Beijing. He holds a Baccalaureate in Painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing (2010).
Tao works with graphic arts, painting, video, objects and installation, making use of technological procedures and elements from Chinese tradition, mostly harking back to his childhood in inland China, in order to question notions of globalisation, virtual relationships and hegemonic thinking. The coexistence of different time periods and cultures, urban settings and rural living – typical of the Chinese context, where tradition and progress expire and reinvent themselves – is a staple of his work. He has been featured in exhibitions such as Où vas-tu, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris (2014); Positive Space, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2014), Leap Video Project, Hong Kong, China (2013); The Worst Show, Gland, Beijing, China (2012); WuSi Youth Art Festivals, Beijing, China (2011).