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. TONG has recent solo / duo shows at Essence Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing; OCT Boxes Art Museum, Foshan; WHITE SPACE, Beijing; Thousand Plateau Art Space, Chengdu; Organ Haus Art Space, Chongqing, and recent group shows / art festival at Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer; HE ART MUSEUM, Foshan; OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen; By Art Matters, Hangzhou; G Museum, Nanjing; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Koganecho Area Management Center, Yokohama; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; HOW Art Museum, Shanghai; NCAF, Beijing; A4 Art Museum, Chengdu; House of Egorn, Berlin; BARRAK, Okinawa; Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting 2018, Tokyo & Fukushima; Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide; Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. 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. She has also been selected for The Swiss Arts Council Artists Residency, Switzerland (2021); Offshore Residency, Dinawan Island (2019) and other residencies project. TONG currently works and lives in Chongqing.