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Artist | Tang Chao at Emerging Curators Project 2023




The video work “Us, amid Nature and After Nature-Red Giant Star” (2021) co-produced by Tang Chao,  participated in Emerging Curators Project (ECP) 2023-“Terrestrial Landing,Planet Candidates” of the 14th Shanghai Biennale.


As an urban project of the “Cosmic Cinema” of the 14th Shanghai Biennale, Emerging Curators Project 2023 will be officially opened to the public at 14:00 on November 9, 2023.



Tang Chao, Nunu Kong, Liu Yi, Zen Lu

Us, amid Nature and After Nature-Red Giant Star

Video, color, sound|3’54’’|2021










Terrestrial Landing,Planet Candidates


Shanghai Suhewan Mixc World

Curators: Rainne Zeng, Tianle Huang






Tang Chao

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.


His recent exhibitions include: “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:”Year by Year, DEJI Art Museum, Nanjing, China(2023);  “The Pieces I Am”, UCCA Edge, Shanghai, China (2022); “Night Dimension: Night as Prelude”, UCCA Edge, Shanghai, China (2022); “Within Space – Time, We Walk Through Images”, Glow Shenzhen 2021 – Futian, Shenzhen, China (2021); “Emerging Media Artist Exhibition Un/Conventional”, OCAT Shanghai, China (2020); “Play Socieities: wolves, lynx and ants”, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China (2020); “In a Half of Maze”, CAA Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2019); “Sooner/Later”, SNAP, Shanghai, China (2019); “Incandescence”, BIG SPACE x Chino Gallery, Shanghai, China (2019); “The Time That Remains—Room No.6”, Grey Cube, Goethe Institut China, Beijing, China (2018); “Questioning Photography Now”, GCA, Chongqing, China (2018); “Pity Party”, Sleepcenter, New York, USA (2018); “Indoors Universe”: the 5th Huayu Youth Award, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China (2017); “A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth glancing at”, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (2017); Spain Moving Image Festival, Madrid, Spain (2017).