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Tuo Wang

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Vanitas-Real and Natural, installation view, three-channel HD video installation, 2014
Paying Homage to Buddha for Three incenses, installation view, three-channel HD video installation, 2014
Death of A Naturalist, installation view, three-channel HD video installation, 2014
Vanitas - Two Trapped Bears, two-channel HD video, 2014
Vanitas, partial installation scene, 2015
Artist's Statement

Wang employs various mediums to create multi-narrative spectacle, whilst layering painting, photography, sculptural objects and text amongst video installations, which alternate between performance and feature films.
Wang developed a process that combined interview, reality show and the theatre of absurd to construct a maze of melodrama. Through manipulation on individuals’ experience and intervention in intellectual legacies, Tuo Wang's work attempts to examine the unreliable relationship between the contemporary human status, myth and cultural archive. By constructing self-referential environments where fiction and reality interweave, dramatic and often humorous as well as absurd aspects of the concept of society are exposed. Wang’s practice seeks to develop a discourse on how present ideology is derived from its historical context continues to adapt to changing condition.

Tuo Wang is a recipient of awards including NARS Foundation, NYC (2015), Residency Unlimited, NYC (2015), NYFA IAP Program, NYC (2014), Award of Merit, The Accolade Global Film Competition, CA (2014), VIDEOFOCUS Video Biennial Special Featured Artist, EU (2014); Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Prize, Boston (2013), the Constatin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston (2012, 2013) and Bronze Award “2012 Annual Nomination Exhibition for Young Contemporary Artists,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2012) amongst others.
He has exhibited in China, United States and internationally at venues such as NARS Foundation, NYC, Vox Populi, Aux Performance Center, Philadelphia, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, Albanian National Center of Cinematography, Albania, IMA Film Society, India, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, Rongcheng Art Museum, Chengdu, China, Fareast Art Museum, Changchun, China.