Chao Tang

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Tang Chao is among the natives of China's open internet era around the millennium, and established his practice following the era of image explosion in the 2010s. His recent works involve video, performance, and digital drawing. On one hand, Tang Chao employs the graphic heritage across analog and digital ages, developing it into his unique set of vocabulary and grammar. He re-exams and embraces Asian popular culture, including the icons and narratives of games, comics, animation, and films, while reflecting on their history and value in the global visual culture. On the other hand, he dives into the intersected realms of physical reality, analog signal, and virtual simulation, and use them as the site of performance and extension of bodies. Leaping back and forth among the hybrid realities, his works create bubbles of situations, interactions, and storytelling. Taking forms in video, installation, performance, and digital drawings, Tang Chao transforms symptoms of our time into poetic and mythical narratives.

I read a poem on the bus in the wee hours.

(panoramic / noon)

A doll who plays astronauts … he needs to follow the work to set his own to complete the show - he is out of this setting - he lost his job he instantly becomes a man who is divorced from social attributes. But he did not have time to remove the set of simulation clothing, brackets, this time his true identity and the dolls he playing overlapped, as an agravic performer in the city.

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His recent exhibitions include: "Wander around the Backrooms", Centre for Experimental Film x Fosun Foundation Shanghai (2023); Liste Art Fair Basel solo project at Vanguard booth, Basel, Switzerland (2023); "Out of Sync", Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2022); “Nights after Days”, The Store, Seoul, Korea (2022); “Nonphysical: Shimmer (online project)”, Vanguard gallery, Shanghai, China (2021); “From Lack to Light” (2017) took place at Vanguard gallery, Shanghai. His works were featured in the following group exhibitions: "The New Survivors", Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China (2 ...