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Born in 1987 in Chongqing, China.

A graduate from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (BFA in Oil Painting), Tao received the special award of Contemporary Art Archive from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2008 and was also shortlisted for the 18th Videobrasil Award in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Using a variery of media including video, readymades and installation, Tao’s oeuvre explores the questions of cultural identity. He’s particularly well-known for creating melodramatic scenes using metaphoric images to question the issues of urbanisation and hegemonic thinking. At once provocative and visceral, these works are also enlightening, encouraging the audience to confront their own feelings towards cultural identities and the sense of belonging.

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