Tao Hui was born in Yunyang, Chongqing, China, in 1987. Having graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a BFA in Oil Painting in 2010, he currently lives and works in Beijing. He won the Special Award of Contemporary Art Archive from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2008 and the Art Sanya & Huayu Youth Award in Sanya in 2015. He also won the Grand Prize at the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil and was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists and the Kino der Kunst Festival’s International Competition Sector in 2017.
His solo exhibitions include The History of Southern Drama, Scene A, Chi-Wen Gallery, Tapei; TAO HUI, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2018; Not at all, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China, 2017; Now & Then, Galeria UNTIL THEN, Paris, France; New Direction: Tao Hui, UCCA, Beijing, China; and 1 Character & 7 Materials, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China, 2015. Group exhibitions include How Little You Know About Me, MMCA, Seoul,Korean, 2018; Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto: Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan, 2017; Why Not Ask Again, 11th Shanghai Biennale, PSA, Shanghai, China; Bentu – Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; This Future of Ours, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China; Hack Space, K11 Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong, 2016; Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, São Paulo, Brazil; and Essential Matters – Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015.