Wang Tuo (b. 1984, Jilin, China) currently lives and works in Beijing, China. In 2014, he graduated from the School of Visual Art at Boston University with an MFA in Painting. Wang Tuo employs various mediums and a process that combined interview, reality show and the theatre of absurd to construct a maze of melodrama. Through his performative manipulation on individuals’ lived experiences and intervention in intellectual legacies such as literature, film, theatre and art history, Wang’s practice attempts to examine the unreliable relationship between the contemporary human status, myth and cultural archive. In the self-referential environments that he constructs, dramatic, often humorous as well as absurd aspects of the concept of society are exposed. Wang’s practice also seeks to develop a discourse on how present ideology is derived from its historical context continues to adapt to changing condition.
At OCAT Shanghai, Wang Tuo's work was exhibited in the exhibition 8102 - On Reality (2018), Remapping Reality: Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing (2019), UN/ CONVENTIONAL (2020) and The Circular Impact: Video Art 21 (2021).