Zhou Tao

born 1976, lives and works in Guangzhou, China.


2006 MA of Mixed Media Study at the Fine Arts Academy Guangzhou.

Prize/ Grant

2016 Jury Award for ‘Blue and Red’ at the 54th Ann Arbor Festival, U.S.

2015 First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry President, The 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Germany.

2013 Winner of the first Han Nefkens Foundation BACC Award for Contemporary Art in Asia.

2009 Grantee of Asian Cultural Council fellowship in United States.

Residency Program

2016/04 Residence at ASU Art Museum in Phoenix; 2015/10-1015/12 Residence at Hangar in Barcelona; 2013/09-2014/02 Residence in Bangkok Art and Culture Centre; 2012/11-2013/02 residency program at Kadist Art Foundation in Paris; 2009/09-2010/03 Artist in Residence at Location One, New York.

Solo Project

2015 Blue and Red, Museu d’ Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Spain.

2014 Green Sun, an exhibition by Zhou Tao, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013 The Training, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

2012 Zhou Tao, A Window to the World, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

2012 Collector, TPW gallery, Toronto, Canada.

2012 Open Studio: Seek for Geothermal Heat, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN.

2011 The Man who Plants Scenarios, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA.

2009 1234, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA, US.


2016 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, American.

2016 Garden, forest and city: video art from contemporary China, Cinema at Yebisu International Festival for Art Alternative Visions 2016.

2015 ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta Selatan.

2015 international-competition 10, The 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

2015 A screening of Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red, ‘My Camera Doesn’t Lie?’ Documentary Aesthetics in East Asia, initiated by the Department of Art History of Columbia University, co-organized by AAA in America.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘Tales of Our Time’ at Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in New York.

2016 ‘The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)’, 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016.

2016 SeMABiennale Mediacity Seoul 2016.

2016 ‘Garden in Movement’ The Exhibition at Yebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

2016 ‘South by Southeast. A Further Surface’, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou.

2016 The Collection, A selection of Chinese works, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

2015 ‘New Directors/New Films 2015’, MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

2015 ‘System of a Down’, Ellis King, Ireland.

2015 The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia.

2015 ‘Beyond Borders’ ,Beaufort 2015,Luxembourg.

2014 ‘The Social Factory’,10th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, CN.

2014 ‘Mythologies’, The 3rd Mrdin Biennial, Turkish.

2014 ‘Landscape: The Virtual The Actual The Possible?’, Guangdong Times Museum, CN/ Yerba Buena Center Arts, US.

2014 ‘The 8 of Paths: Art in Beijing – Art exhibition in the Uferhallen’, Uferstrasse 8, Berlin, Germany.

2014 ‘Ten Million rooms of yearning : Sex in Hong Kong’, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

2013 ‘If you were to live here……’,The 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand.

2012 ‘On/ Off, showcases China’s young artists’, UCCA, Beijing.

2012 Special Program at ART Tokyo 2012, Tokyo, Japan.

2011 ‘Body Talks’, Video Art In Public Space, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

2011 ‘Beyond the Crisis’, 6th Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil.

2011 ‘Moving Image in China, 1988-2011′, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

2011 ‘Support > System’, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, U.S.

2011 ‘Exhibition’, TaiKang art space, Beijing.

2010 ‘Non-Aligned, Two Artist’, Marina Abramovic Institute West, San Francisco.

2010 ‘Yes, But—-’, Location One, New York, U.S.

2009 ‘Dress Codes’, Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, US.

2009 ‘Double Happiness’, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Frankfurt, Germany.

2009 ‘The Big World: Recent Art from China’, Chicago Cultural Center, US.

2009 ‘Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation’, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong.

2009 ‘Cantocore: Free On Board’, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.

2008 ‘Trans local motion’, 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

2008 ‘China Power Station Part III’, MUDAM: Mus.e d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg.

2008 ‘Depart-Guangdong Hong Kong Macau’, He Xiang Ning art museum/OCT Art Center, Shenzhen.

2008 ‘Guangzhou Station’—Special Exhibition Contemporary Art Of Guangdong, Guangdong Museum of Art, CN.

2007 ‘China Power Station part II’, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo.

2007  Changes – video art from China, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia.

2006 ‘La rivoluzione siamo noi’, Isola d’Arte, Milano, Italy.

2006 ‘Accumulation-Canton Express the Next Stop’, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China.

2006 ‘Octomania (On drawing the number eight)’, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

2006  Asia-Pacific Documentary Film Festival, Asia-Australia Arts Center, Sydney, Australia.

2005 ‘Archaeology of the future’, The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, The Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China.

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