Evelyn Taocheng Wang


b. 1981, Chengdu, China
Lives and works in Rotterdam

2012-2014 De Ateliers, Amsterdam
2010-2012 Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
2002-2006 Nanjing Normail University, Fine Art Department, Chinese traditional art, Chinese Classical Literature & Visual Communication

Solo exhibitions

An Organic Day, KAYOKOYUKI, Tokyo

Het Licht is Rond (The Light is Round), Dordrechts Museum, The Netherlands
An Equivocal Contrast, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Horizons, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (Museum for East-Asian Arts), Cologne
Norwegian Music in Dutch Window, Kayokoyuki, Tokyo

Reflection Paper, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Heart of Eyeshadows, Antenna Space, Shanghai
Reflection Paper, Kunstverein Düsseldorf

Sour Gnossiennes, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Het bloemblaadje, dat tijdens het ochtendkrieken was gevallen…, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam, as winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize
Photosynthesis, Circl.ART, ABN AMRO Art Collection, as winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
When I sought her along the river, she stood in the middle of the water, Kevin Space, Vienna

Spreading Elegance, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
No Blood in the Afternoon, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Friends of the SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

What is he afraid of?, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
What is he afraid of?, Company, New York

For An Embarrassed Person It is Always Very Difficult To Avoid Embarrassing Things, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Four Season Of Women Tragedy, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Heatweave Wrinkle, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles
'Allegory of Transience', Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem
'A Home made Travel MV Series', Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem

Massage Near Me, Company Gallery, New York
A Home Made Travel MV Series, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Forest, A Man, A Baby & Aristocratic Life, Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam

Someone who lives in great comfort is completely enjoying it but still prays for even more fortune, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

Action...Cut!, Jakarta Yuz Museum, Jakarta

What is Revealed by the Tide, OV Gallery, Shanghai

Sensitive Attitude, Platform China, Beijing

Intervention, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen
Private Party, Vierterstock-Berlin, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

Foreigners Everywhere, 60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Venice
Dream Time, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Linhas Tortas, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil

Autofiction, Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Busan Biennial, South Korea
Note to Self, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp

The Endless Garment, X Museum, Beijing
Frequencies of Tradition, Incheon Art Platform (IAP), Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture, South Korea
It’s Just A Phase, Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst (KUK), Trondheim, Norway
After All, a Collection is Only Human, Villa Vandenbussche, in collaboration with Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Tielt, Belgium
In The Midst of It All, G Museum, Nanjing, China
Something About Us, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Ink City, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong

She spins the thread, she measures the thread, she cuts the thread (3-person show with Mila Lanfermeije & Ana Navas), NEST, The Hague
Frequencies of Tradition, Times Museum, Guangzhou
Risquons-Tout, Wiels, Brussels
In the Presence of Absence. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Neither Black/Red/Yellow Nor Woman, Times Arts Center, Berlin
Maskulinitäten, Eine Kooperation des Bonner Kunstvereins, Kölnischen Kunstvereins und des Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
In my room, Antenna Space, Shanghai
Longan, House of Egorn, Berlin

Dolf Henkes Prize, TENT Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Transpersonal, instructions, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Manila,Phillipines
Department of Love, SAFA Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
Nothing is Permanent, Manifesta in House Exhibition, Amsterdam
Hollandse Nieuwe, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Who Are We Again?, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Show Personality, Not Personal Items, Vleeshal, Middelburg

It's Get Better V, ICA, London
Humble, Garage, Rotterdam
Public program, Documenta14, Kassel
What "Everybody Knows", Jenny's, Los Angeles
Barbaren & Wijsgeren: Het beeld van China in de Gouden Eeuw, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
Manifesta 11, Zurich
Dorothea von Stetten Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
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
Performing Time, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
Un certain regard, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Greene Naftali, New York
Other Sights, OCCII, Amsterdam
Up Close and Personal, De Hallen, Haarlem

It's Get Better, curated by Stewart Uoo, Artists Space, New York
Reflections, Model Project Space, Vancouver
Conversation, with Luca Francesconi at Gallery Fluxia, Milan
Offspring 2014, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
Finissage - An evening in three acts, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Old Oxen Chew Young Grass, Eric Sidner & Taocheng Wang, Duck, Berlin
I love you, Me either, Project Native Informant, London

Reading, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai­
Living Room, Shanghai Goethe Institute, Shanghai
AMNUA Drawing Show Series, Art Museum of Nanjing, China University of the Arts, Nanjing
How are you otherwise, Rongwrong, Amsterdam
I will be your mirror, OV gallery, Shanghai
Max Brand+Taocheng Wang at Library+, London
Winter Screening, Almanac Projects, London

Limbodrome, Capital A, Amsterdam
Tender Buttons, September Gallery, Berlin
Art Taipei 2012, Taiwan
Frieze London 2012, Azpcgallery, London
Reactivation - The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
Art Stage Singapore 2012, Singapore

Städelschule Rundgang 2011, Frankfurt am Main
Learning from the Literati 2, OV Gallery, Shanghai

Absolute Distance, White Space Gallery Beijing

Anonymous Drawings N°9., Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
Jahresgaben 2008, Halle fuer Kunst, Lüneburg

Fremd Gehen, Shanghai Goethe Institut, Shanghai

Selected Performances

Layers of Vocalization, Yesibu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Layers of Vocalization, The Art Institute of Chicago
Every Ocean Hughes A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (with costumes and no practice), 2011/2022, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Group collaborative performance)

Evelyn Taocheng Wang: 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

Selected Awards

2019 ABN Amro Art Award
2019 Dolf Henkes Award
2016 De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs
2016 Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis

Selected 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 Abteiberg Collection, Mönchengladbach, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands