Liu Tao

Born in 1985, Gao'an, Jiangxi province, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China

Selected Exhibitions:


  • Collective Exhibition in BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Paris “Spotting Zone” Solo Exhibition, ON/gallery, Beijing
  • Jump&, Group Exhibition, Photo Shanghai 2016, Shanghai
  • Mues, Group Exhibition, 24 b Gallery, Paris
  • Whiplash, Group Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing Art Paris Art Fair 2016, ON/gallery, Paris


  • “Self-writing” Group Exhibition, Arc Space, Beijing
  • Poly Art Up International Art Fair, Beijing
  • “Young Thinkers: Courage And Freedom” Group Exhibition, Imperial City Art Museum, Beijing “Real! as it should be” Group Exhibition, Photo Shanghai Art Fair, ON/gallery, Shanghai
  • “Derivative Of Art” Group Exhibition, Art Lizard Space, Chengdu
  • “The Civil Power” Group Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
  • Art Paris Art Fair 2015, ON/gallery, Paris
  • “INTERSTICES Beijing//New-York”, Zürcher Gallery, New York
  • “WU HE” Young Art Group Exhibition, Nan An Art Museum, Shanghai


  • The Weak Road Solo Exhibition, Fotofever Art Fair, Paris
  • “A Hard Road To The Future” Solo Exhibition ,KOCA Art Space, Shanghai
  • Exhibition for Nominated Young Artist in Asia, 798 Art Factory, Beijing
  • “The Tipping Point——We Do Art Right” Group Exhibition, FOTILE STYLE, Shanghai SAYA 2014 Embrace Project Group Exhibition, Art + Gallery, Chengdu
  • “MADE IN CHINA” Group Exhibition, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
  • “XXL ARTPARIS 〉BEIJING”Group Exhibition, ON/gallery, Beijing
  • “Jungbrunnen II” Group Exhibition, Avantgarde Galerie, Berlin
  • “CHINA GUEST OF HONOUR”, Art Paris Art Fair with ON/gallery, Paris
  • JUSTMAD5 International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid
  • “Picturing Global China” Group Exhibition, White Box, University of Oregon


  • HOME LAND Solo Exhibition, StageBACK Gallery, Shanghai
  • 2013 Youth Pioneer Artist of the Year, chi k11 art space, Shanghai
  • “Growing”2013 Shanghai Youth Biennial, China Art Palace, Shanghai
  • ASAP2013 Program: Dazibao, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing
  • “Summer In The City” Group Exhibition, Moproo Gallery, Shanghai
  • “Nishastaga Project”Group Exhibition,Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing
  • “Discover Rebuild” China Fine Young Artists, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art “Self-portraits of 115 Artists” Group Exhibition, MOCA Beijing
  • “Essence of Random”Document Show, SAS Art Space, Shanghai


  • A WEAK ROAD Solo Exhibition, Photo-Off Photography Art Fair, Paris
  • A WEAK ROAD Solo Exhibition, Pingyao International Photography Festival
  • A WEAK ROAD Solo Exhibition, Dali International Photography Exhibition
  • A WEAK ROAD Solo Exhibition, Más Art Space, Beijing
  • Surge Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai
  • Cutlog International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
  • SECRET 7 Group Exhibition, YY Space, Shanghai
  • SWAB International Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona
  • MELTING SNOW Double Solo Exhibition, Salt Horse Gang, Caochangdi, Beijing


  • JUE NEXT GEN Photography Exhibition, Andrew James Art, Shanghai Awards
  • 2016 Special Jury Prize of Bourse du Talent Paris Award
  • 2015 Hou Dengke Documentary Photograph Award
  • 2014 SAYA Embrace Project Artist Award
  • 2013 Youth Pioneer Artist of the Year Finalist Award
  • 2013 Shanghai Youth Biennial Experiment Module Growing Photography Award


Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)