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Wang Tuo, OCAT x KADIST Artist-in-residence 2020

OCAT Shanghai and KADIST are pleased to announce that Wang Tuo has been selected for a research residency at KADIST San Francisco as part of the OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Residency Program 2020

The artist was selected by an esteemed international jury from the shortlist of artists selected for the Emerging Media Artist Exhibition 2020. Wang Tuo has been awarded a three-week fully-funded research residency on the merit of his eminent media practice, the quality of his past works, and his residency proposal. While in residence, he will have a unique opportunity to engage with the San Francisco Bay Area art scene and local community, and further his research on East Asian scholarship and artistic practice within the context of the West Coast of the United States. Wang Tuo will receive support from KADIST San Francisco’s curatorial team and have access to KADIST’s international network of scholars, curators, artists, advisors. The residency dates will be announced at a later date. Read more about Wang Tuo below.

The OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program aims to support emerging artists working in media art by providing a platform for the presentation of their work at multiple stages of their career, opportunities for cross-cultural research and exchange, and resources to contribute to the sustainability of their media art practices. Participating artists are included in the Emerging Media Artist Exhibition currently on view at OCAT Shanghai.

The voting for the OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Residency Program 2020 was held at OCAT Shanghai on July 15, 2020. The members of the international jury are:

Marie Martraire, Director, KADIST, San Francisco
Ruijun Shen, China Program Director, KADIST
Gong Yan, Director, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Zhang Peili, Executive Director, OCAT Shanghai
Tao Hanchen, Assistant Director, OCAT Shanghai

Read more about the Emerging Media Artist Program and Exhibition 2020. 

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.

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