Evelyn Taocheng Wang 1981

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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Galerie Fons Welters

With her Asian background, she looks at Europe, her current home and workplace, from an almost alienated perspective. Her work mixes autobiographical experiences with fictional inventions, often referring to stories from Chinese literature and philosophy, Western writers or stories from her friends and acquaintances. Classical Chinese painting resonates in her paintings and drawings, with the artist on the one hand referring back to her training in China and on the other hand reinterpreting classical working methods and techniques in a very individual and contemporary way.

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Evelyn Taocheng Wang,  Installation view , Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Galerie Fons Welters. Photo Gert Jan van Rooij.
Installation view , Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Galerie Fons Welters. Photo Gert Jan van Rooij.
Evelyn Taocheng Wang,  Installation view , Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Galerie Fons Welters. Photo Gert Jan van Rooij.
Installation view , Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Galerie Fons Welters. Photo Gert Jan van Rooij.
Nominated Volkskrant Fine Art Award - Evelyn Taocheng Wang
Solo show - De Hallen, Haarlem - Evelyn Taocheng Wang

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Allegory of Transience
Exhibition Allegory of Transience starts from her fascination for Dutch painting from the Golden Age. During her youth in China, that Dutch art functioned as a pars pro toto for the entire Western art history. Once arrived in Europe, that image appeared to collide with reality. In the two new installations Wang made for Allegory of Transience, the artist connects personal observations and experiences with her interest in the representation of gender and sexuality in European art history. Based on research into the collection of old art from the Frans Hals Museum and historical locations in Haarlem, such as the beguinage, Wang created a tulip garden, and a video installation in which the idea of classic beauty is being scrutinized.
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Evelyn Taocheng Wang (1981, Chengdu, China) lives and works in Rotterdam. She studied classical painting in China, continued her education at the Städelschule, Frankfurt and was resident artist at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2012-2014). In 2018 she won the Dolf Henkes Prize, in 2016 she received De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs as well as the Dorothea von Stetten Art Award. Wang's work was part of important exhibitions such as Manifesta 11, Zurich (CH); The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (CN) and the public program of Documenta 13. Wangs work is part of the renowned collections such as: Art Institute of Chicago, USA; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Education: 2012-2014 De Ateliers, Amsterdam 2010-2012 Städelschule, Frankfurt 2002-2006 Nanjing Normail University, Fine Art Department, Chinese traditional art, Chinese Classical Literature & Visual Communication Awards: 2016 De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2016 Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis Solo exhibitions: 2019 FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (upcoming) 2018 KW, Berlin, Germany (upcoming) 2017 Four Season of Women Tragedy, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Frieze London, United Kingdom (duo with Jennifer Tee) 'Embarrassed Person is Always Difficult to Avoid Embarrassed Things', Carlos/Ishikawa, London, UK 'A Home made Travel MV Series', Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands 'Heatweave Wrinkle', Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, USA 'Allegory of Transience', Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands 2015 'Massage Near Me', Company Gallery, New York, USA ‘A Home Made Travel MV Series’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Performance 'Two Sights of the Elegant Mysterious Unearthly Princess Kaguya & Her Beggarly Nurtured Aristocratic Life Before She Flies Away With a Shining Ship', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Forest, A Man, A Baby & Aristocratic Life’, Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014 ‘Someone who lives in great comfort is completely enjoying it but still prays for even more fortune’, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden 2013 ‘Action...Cut!’ Jakarta Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia 2012 ‘What is Revealed by the Tide’, OV Gallery, Shanghai, China 2010 ‘Sensitive Attitude’, Platform China, Beijing, China 2008 ‘Intervention’, Kunsterverein Göttingen, Germany ‘Private Party’, Vierterstock-Berlin. Berlin, Germany Group exhibitions 2018 'Hollandse Nieuwe', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, the Netherlands (upcoming) 'Nothing is Permanent', Manifesta In House Exhibition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (upcoming) 'Who Are We Again?', Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy 'Show Personality, Not Personal Items', Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands 2017 'It's Get Better V', ICA, London, UK 'Humble', Garage, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Public program, Documenta14, Kassel, Germany ''What "Everybody Knows"', Jenny's, Los Angeles, Unites States 'Barbaren & Wijsgeren: Het beeld van China in de Gouden Eeuw', Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands 2016 'De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2016', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands 30: Untitled 1989', Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 'Food / Body', Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands 'Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis', Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany 'Manifesta 11', Zurich, Switzerland 'On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday', curated by Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, The Kitchen, New York, USA 'Performing Time', Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China 'Un certain regard', Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, The Netherlands 'Preview', Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2015 'Affinities #2', Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 'Greene Naftali', New York, USA ‘Other Sights’, OCCII, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Up Close and Personal’, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands 2014 ‘It's Get Better’, curated by Stewart Uoo, Artists Space, New York, USA ‘Reflections’, Model Project Space, Vancouver, Canada ‘Conversation’, with Luca Francesconi at Gallery Fluxia, Milan, Italy ‘Offspring 2014’, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Finissage - An evening in three acts’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Eric Sidner & Taocheng Wang – ‘Old Oxen Chew Young Grass’, Duck, Berlin, Germany ‘I love you, Me either’, Project Native Informant, London, UK 2013 ‘Reading’, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China ‘Living Room’, Shanghai Goethe Institute, Shanghai, China ‘AMNUA Drawing Show Series’, Art Museum of Nanjing, China, University of the Arts, Nanjing, China ‘How are you otherwise’, Rongwrong, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘I will be your mirror’, OV gallery, Shanghai, China Max Brand+Taocheng Wang at Library+, London, UK ‘Winter Screening’, Almanac Projects, London, UK 2012 ‘Limbodrome’, Capital A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Tender Buttons’, September Gallery, Berlin, Germany Art Taipei 2012, Taiwan Frieze London 2012, Azpcgallery, London, UK ‘Reactivation’ - The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China ‘Art Stage Singapore 2012’, Singapore 2011 ‘Städelschule Rundgang 2011’, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ‘Learning from the Literati 2’, OV Gallery, Shanghai, China 2010 ‘Absolute Distance’, White Space Gallery Beijing, China 2008 ‘Anonymous Drawings N°9.’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany ‘Jahresgaben 2008’, Halle fuer Kunst,Lüneburg, Germany 2007 ‘Fremd Gehen’, Shanghai Goethe Institut. Shanghai, China Collections ABN AMRO collection, The Netherlands Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States of America Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands Centre Pompidou, Paris, France FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France NOG Collection/Stichting Beheer SNS REAAL, The Netherlands Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands