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Wang Tuo

1984, Changchun, China

Now work in

Beijing, China

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). 

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8102 – On Reality

2018.12.29 - 2019.03.10 closed

As the sixth installment of our annual emerging artists exhibition series, 8102 presents a realistic landscape of the narrative and evaluative peculiarities, the imaginative visions, of Chinese artists from the ‘80s and ‘90s generations.

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Remapping Reality: Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing

2019.03.23 - 06.16 closed

“Remapping Reality” marks the first comprehensive presentation of Wang Bing’s collection of Chinese video art from the post-Olympic era. In this moment of historical rupture, the exhibition attempts to take the collection as a point of departure to develop a new narrative framework.

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UN / CONVENTIONAL OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Exhibition 2020

2020.05.16 - 08.16 closed

OCAT Shanghai collaborates with KADIST to launch this exhibition and artist residency project as the seventh edition of our endeavor, marking the first presentation at the new OCAT Shanghai venue.

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The Circular Impact: Video Art 21

2021.04.28 - 07.11 closed

The exhibition curated by Dai Zhuoqun features a sample of Chinese video art since 2000, showing 21 artists whose primary medium of practice has been moving images, with works spanning 21 years from the beginning of the 21st century to the present.

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