WANG Tuo (b.1984, Changchun, China) currently lives and works in Beijing. 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 combines interviews, reality shows, and the theatre of absurd to construct a maze of melodrama. Through his performative manipulation on the individuals’ lived experiences and interventions into 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, and continues to adapt to changing conditions.
Selected solo exhibitions include Smoke and Fire, Present Company, New York, USA, 2019 and Myths We Don't Outgrow, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China, 2017. Selected group exhibitions include Psyche and Politics, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2019; New Metallurgists, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2018; One Northeast, Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia, 2018