Tong Wenmin’s work often focuses on the intersection between individual perception and the external environment, stimulating visual poetry and inspiring action through behaviors that at first seem counter-intuitive. Through often simplified or regulated movements, her work hints at the allegorical character of the body and action within a semantically rich context.

Tong Wenmin (b. 1989, Chongqing, China) received her BFA at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2012. She won the Grand Jury Prize of Huayu Youth Award in 2018, the First Prize of the 8th New Star Art Award by Deji Art Museum in 2018, Nomination Prize of The 5th Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017, the Accolade Artist by Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art in 2016. Her recent solo exhibitions include As if Gone from the World, OCT Boxes Art Museum, Foshan, China (2021); Emerald, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2019); Escape from Discipline, Thousand Plateau Art Space, Chengdu, China (2019); Above The Tree, Organ Haus Art Space, Chongqing, China (2017). Recent group exhibitions include *A* Wet Run Rehearsal, The 13th Shanghai Biennale “Bodies of Water”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2020); From the Mundane World: Launch Exhibition of He Art Museum, He Art Museum, Shunde, China (2020); Sunset on a Dead End:The Notorious and Their Inexplicable Modes of Existence, Power Station of Art (PSA), Shanghai, China (2019); A White Space Odyssey, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China(2019);Unidentified Landscape, BARRAK, Okinawa, Japan (2018); Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting 2018, Fukushima, Tokyo Japan (2018); The 11th ZAZ International Performance Art Festival, Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Performance Art Platform, Tel Aviv, Israel (2016); Thirty Years of Body Art Performance Happening Project Art Documents of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); XVII-International Art Festival, Interakcje, Piotrkow Trybunalski , Poland (2015), Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, China (2015). Tong Wenmin currently works and lives in Chongqing.

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