Times Art Center Berlin is pleased to present a solo project by artist Zhou Tao developed from the commissioning of Guangdong Times Museum in 2019. Zhou Tao spent nearly two years in the Gobi Desert capturing our modernist obsession and utopian desire to turn deserts into habitat.
The result is a rich repertoire of images swiftly alternating between landscapes of sandstorms, dust clouds, changing seasons, portraits of humans, animals and plants cohabiting on ephemeral ecosystems left behind as byproducts of industrial intervention.
Born in 1976 in Changsha, Hunan Province, Zhou Tao studied at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in oil painting in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts in mixed-media studies in 2006. He currently lives in Guangzhou.
Curated by Nikita Yingqian Cai (Chief Curator, Guangdong Times Museum)