Evelyn Taocheng Wang
°1981, Chengdu (CN) – lives and works in Rotterdam (NL)
In her work, Evelyn Taocheng Wang connects personal memories and fantasies to larger themes such as identity, sexuality, ethnicity and gender roles. She addresses these topics through various media, like painting, video, installation and performance. In Frieze Magazine, art critic Amy Sherlock describes the core of Wang’s practice as dealing with “the idea that the body is culturally relative – that what it signifies shifts according to time and place.” Evelyn Taocheng Wang’s work is largely motivated by her interest in what constitutes identity, and how this relates to the body we inhabit. Her practice focuses on the notion of cultural relativity of the body, language and text, and on how these change in relation to time, place and their general environment.
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Zeker! Maaaaar, Hoeveel wil je kopen? (Mondriaan Oliebollen of Trashy Mondriaan), 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - No! Martin Kippenberger Was Totally Straight!, 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Save my baby first, 2017
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Sauna, 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Clinic Agnes Martin, OP. 6, 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang has had solo exhibitions, among others, at Company Gallery, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem; Carlosllshikawa, London; Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at Manifesta 11, Zurich; Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai; Jenny’s, Los Angeles; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam; and others. In the spring of 2019, she will have an exhibition at De Vereniging, S.M.A.K., Ghent.
Evelyn Taocheng Wang studied classical painting in China before moving to Europe to study at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and to take part in a residency program at De Ateliers, Amsterdam. In 2016, she was awarded the Volkskrant Art Prize as well as the Dorothea von Stetten Art Award. Most recently, she won the Dolf Henkes Award 2019.
Evelyn Taocheng Wang is represented by the following galleries;
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Evelyn Taocheng Wang - het kleine verhaal – 1ste, 2019
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Er, 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Eight View of Oud-Charlois, No.5, 2019
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - The Interview, 2017 (still)
Evelyn Taocheng Wang - A Hongkong-Dutch Client Licking My Arm during the Massage Treatment, 2015